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Moroccan Islamic Broadcasting in Response to Religious Extremism

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.13.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

On Iraq's Al-'Ahd satellite channel, a Shi'ite cleric demonizes Sunnis, typifying a trans-sectarian trend in extremist broadcasting across the region...

Memories of Malta

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.06.2016 | Travel
Joseph Braude

Fans of Humphrey Bogart know the tiny island state of Malta as the origin of the jewel-crested black bird in the 1941 film classic The Maltese Falcon....

Expertise in countering urban street gangs can be used to fight jihadists

Joseph Braude | Posted 09.07.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

Word is out that Washington's traditional Arab allies, alarmed at rising terror threats, have been trying to counter jihadist groups on their own. In ...

Trump, Kelly, Casablanca & Other Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2016 | Media
Tom Alderman

Narcissism. It's a basic requirement for many entertainers, actors, television performers and most anyone who works in front of a camera and is succes...

How to Lose an Oscar in 10 Ways

Loretta Bolger Wish | Posted 02.25.2016 | Entertainment
Loretta Bolger Wish

Some of the finest films in history failed to capture a Best Picture Oscar because of bad timing or an unfavorable climate. Or because a competitor, maybe no better or even far inferior, gained an advantage.

Happy Art Memories of 2015

Edward Goldman | Posted 12.29.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Now that the year is almost over, it feels like a good time to say, "Thank you for the memories, 2015." And I'm talking, of course, about good art memories.

In Solidarity: 11/13/2015

K.J. Wetherholt | Posted 11.13.2016 | World
K.J. Wetherholt

Terrorism only grows stronger with capitulation. It seeks to control via fear. If some of the greatest evils on Earth have been defeated in the past, they may be so again. All it takes is the will and the willingness to say again: we will not yield.

Mission: Impossible at 50 (ish)

William Bradley | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

At 53, a rather perilous age for an action star, Cruise shows no sign of slowing down. If anything, he's doubled down on the spectacular and daring-looking personal stunts.

Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation

Dwight Brown | Posted 07.29.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Credit McQuarrie for crafting colorful antagonists, even if the plot line is not all the impressive and the dialogue is only intermittently memorable. At some point you won't care.

How Morocco's Islamic Women Preachers Are Leading A Social Revolution

Reuters | Emma Batha | Posted 05.20.2016 | Religion

CASABLANCA, May 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Girls are "like a timebomb ready to explode and ruin the family's reputation," the Moroccan jewelr...

In Casablanca, 63 Billboards Showcase Women's Art

HuffPost Morocco | Huffpost Morocco Editors | Posted 04.13.2015 | Arts

During the first two weeks of April, the city of Casablanca, Morocco will become a haven for public art. The Billboard Festival, an art festival of ep...

How Cell Phones Would Have Ruined Most of Our Favorite Movies

Alex Simon | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

We'll take a look at a handful of classic movies, and how they literally couldn't have played out, if they had been set in a cell phone-ruled universe.

Making Change: Nordic Countries And Gender Equality in Media

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.13.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Would Swedish actress and Casablanca star Ingrid Bergman have made a good producer or director? Hollywood movie fans may not know much about the Sca...

Play It Again, Sam

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.11.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Sport and Society for Arete-Does Corruption Matter?

Richard Crepeau | Posted 12.25.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

Over the past few weeks, college sport has once again taken over the lead in ink and air time; not actually games, of course, but stories that illustrate the corruption of higher education in America by the presence of intercollegiate athletics on campus, or more precisely football on campus.

John Mulaney Gives Spot-On Relationship Advice

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.17.2014 | Teen

Watch comedian and actor John Mulaney field a range of questions about love and relationships in the latest episode of Rookie's series "Ask a Grown Ma...

8 Terrible TV Shows Based On Movies

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 10.16.2014 | Entertainment

This season, TV networks' programming plan appears to be: reboot every popular movie as a full-length series. Plans for a "Say Anything," remake may h...

As Time Goes By -- Hillary & Barack

Michael Brenner | Posted 10.18.2014 | Comedy
Michael Brenner

Of all the book fairs, in all the beach towns in all the world, She sashays into mine. Wellfleet, Provincetown, Nantucket, East Hampton, La Jolla --no! Martha's vineyard. I had the audacious hope that she'd take her campaign safari some place that's "too close to call."

Don't Look at New York in That Tone of Voice

Lester & Charlie | Posted 08.19.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

New Yorkers may not have the best reputation, but there's no denying that we got the smarts to somehow keep this "ungovernable city" humming. That can generate some resentment.

When Fanaticism Makes Sense: Nabil Ayouch on Horses of God

Dan Lybarger | Posted 07.22.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

It's easy to condemn the actions of suicide bombers, but it's much harder to understand why people embrace such toxic philosophies in the first place. What's most alarming about the situation depicted in Horses of God is that it could happen anywhere.

11 Classic Hollywood Kisses That Will Send Shivers Down Your Spine

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 04.25.2014 | Fifty

What's your favorite on-screen kiss of all time? Was it Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift in "A Place in the Sun"? Or perhaps Audrey Hepburn and G...

A Jewish Voice on Arabic Radio

Joseph Braude | Posted 09.06.2016 | Religion
Joseph Braude

More than three years after the broadcast debuted, my Muslim audience now finds it ordinary, rather than aberrant, to hear a Jewish voice opine on Arab affairs in their mother tongue. In numerous Arab countries, such a situation would be revolutionary--but in Morocco, it's merely one step forward among many.

Here's Every Best Picture Winner In Oscar History Illustrated

Posted 04.18.2014 | Entertainment

Test your Best Picture knowledge with this handy infographic, which illustrates each winner throughout the Oscars' 85-year history. Content market...

You've Never Seen Casablanca Like This Before

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 04.26.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

I've come to the conclusion that all Casablanca needs is a little color -- and a lot of Photoshop. Will artists across the city be offended by one tourist's over styled photographic impressions?

Review: The Monument's Men -- Give it a Break!

Carole Mallory | Posted 04.18.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

While George Clooney has never looked more like Clark Gable, it is his choice in material that matters. A team of seven art historians, curators and A...