Keeping homes maintained is important to residents' health and safety. In a city like Alexandria with so much older housing and many homeowners of lim...
Food trucks serve food, and restaurants serve food. Will the strict regulations governing restaurants be lifted since food trucks could not possibly comply? Will the guidelines be changed?
This year marked the 150th anniversary of Cavafy's birth, which was celebrated with great pomp and circumstance in Greece and in many Greek communities and universities abroad.
This is an incredible stereographic card, taken during the Civil War. It's a powerful image of an Alexandria slave pen.
The fluctuating temperatures may make it difficult to tell that it's spring. That's why some locals peg spring's arrival to the blossoms, but here in Alexandria, we know it's tied to National Rebuilding Day -- the ultimate sign of renewal and revitalization.
Chocolate: whether you're feeling down, celebrating something special or just want to indulge a little, it's always there for us. And at Artfully Gifts & Chocolate in Old Town Alexandria, Va., you can find it in all shapes, sizes and attitudes.
El Bait Shop in Des Moines claims that it's the only 1970s nautical-themed Mexican BBQ restaurant in America. This is probably true.
This winter, if more people can devote an hour to help a vulnerable neighbor, they can change a life, save energy and help revitalize our community.
It's true that not much remains from ancient times to offer an easy appeal at first glance. But look deeper and a mysterious realm begins to appear, the place where the Western mind first began to take shape, the cultural capital of antiquity.
Libraries are located at a unique intersection of spatial design. They are spaces that store, articulate and distribute formats (media), which are vessels of information.
On January 28th the world witnessed the courage of the Egyptian people and the cries of their hearts for freedom from an oppressive regime; I, on the ...
Khaled Hegazzi of Alexandria, Egypt, proprietor of Pharaoh's Cave retail shop in New Orleans' French Quarter, has cause for celebration as crowds in E...
Take a look at this handy chart covering a smattering of recent revolutions, militant movements, terror groups and insurgencies to see how others have tried to topple a government!
I worked in Egypt in the 1990s, visiting sites throughout much of the country, and talking to people of all kinds. As I read about the insurgency and think about my time there, a few word snapshots come to mind.
The Arab masses are sick and tired of being sick and tired. From Tunisia spread a renewed hope that Arabs are experiencing a re-awakening of the collective conscience.
I've asked film curator Milos Stehlik, of Chicago's Facets.org to write a guest essay in the earnest service of furnishing a dually historical and mor...