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The Prophet

Friendship for the Single Guy

Stanley Ely | Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Stanley Ely

What I remember best from Kahlil Gibran's "The Prophet" comes from his chapter on friendship. "Let your best be for your friend," he writes. That has stuck in my mind since, living single, friendships may occupy a more essential role to me than to the partnered guy.

Fear and the Filmmaker in Cannes: The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometer 375

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.22.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Despite its short length, The Aftermath is a full and significant film, and although bare and minimalist in look, it's crowded with expectation. It is also groundbreaking, as I've endlessly mentioned before, the first film from Egypt to be included in the Cinéfondation.

Ninety Years of Spiritual Merchandising

Brook Wilensky-Lanford | Posted 03.11.2014 | Books
Brook Wilensky-Lanford

The titular prophet was a big fan of giving: "All you have shall some day be given; Therefore give now, that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritors'." And give customers did.

WATCH: Mystical Publishing Miracle -- Gibran's Enduring Legacy

David Tereshchuk | Posted 09.11.2013 | Books
David Tereshchuk

A global publishing phenomenon has long fascinated me. Ranking number three among the world's best-selling poets -- after Shakespeare and Lao Tsu -- is Kahlil Gibran

What I Remember Most About my Wedding

Doug Bradley | Posted 10.14.2012 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

What strikes me most about that day aren't our hippy-dippy outfits or that we were married in her parents' yard, but the influence, and words of Kahlil Gibran.

Life's Wicked Leaks

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Reverend Billy

The power industries, gas and oil and coal and all the CO-2 emitters -- they are sly retro-fitters of eternity. In imitating the apocalypse, they are causing it to happen when it doesn't have to.

You Have Your Lebanon: Gibran Inspires Borderless Journey Across The Ages

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

The music is haunting, as is the place where author, poet, and painter Gibran Khalil Gibran was born and buried, following a 48-year journey.

Everyday Grace At Trader Joe's: Who You Really Are

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

You're born naked and you leave the same way. Can't take it with you, chief. And if the economic crisis of the past year has taught us anything, it's "easy come, easy go." You can't own stuff.