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A Jewish Voice on Arabic Radio

Joseph Braude | Posted 03.06.2014 | 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 02.24.2014 | 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...

Love Me or Leave Me Alone as a Theme on the Screen

Tara Fass | Posted 04.14.2014 | Entertainment
Tara Fass

Proof of love is on our radar as Valentine's Day nears. Hope, grief, courage and reconciliation, how has the cinematic mirror portrayed relationships that survive while others fizzle before death-do-us part?

7 Romantic Films Men Love

James Russell Lingerfelt | Posted 04.12.2014 | Entertainment
James Russell Lingerfelt

Common threads of a romantic movie a man will watch: The screenplay is written by men, the film is told from the man's perspective and the male lead behaves like a man would in real life and the ending of the film is redemptive.

Sy Smith: Just the Thought of You

Sean Martinfield | Posted 03.15.2014 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

Hands down, it was the most dazzling performance by a female vocalist during the Symphony's 2013 Season.

Morocco's Majestic Coastal Road

Karen Loftus | Posted 03.03.2014 | Travel
Karen Loftus

As the gateway to Northern Africa, Morocco provides a rich and cultural backdrop. Along the coast you will see an African ambiance, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean sensibilities, a European aesthetic and that definitive French flair.

The Lasting Legacy Of 'Casablanca'

Posted 11.26.2013 | Entertainment

On Nov. 26, 1942, "Casablanca" premiered in New York City. Seventy-one years later, the Michael Curtiz film is still one of the most celebrated in his...

Morocco In Three Minutes

Daniel Klein | Posted 11.20.2013 | Taste
Daniel Klein

This incredible country has a lot more than tagines, spice markets and mint tea... although it has those too.

The New Dominatrixes of Empire

Danny Schechter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Danny Schechter

Why all this official attention to so much detail? Is the danger that great and are there methods that accurate? Other experts question the underlying arrogance here and challenge the assumption that it leads to smarter policy outcomes.

Friday Talking Points -- Two Obama Promises

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Although it's been a week heavy on Obamacare, we're going to (mostly) look forward this week, to the upcoming budget battles. Because buried in the Obamacare stories this week was one very important bit of news.

Royal Air Maroc + Customer Service = 0

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.09.2013 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

I've always enjoyed traveling to Morocco. It's a beautiful country with lots to offer, except when things go wrong and it becomes surreal. On a two-d...

Matt Damon Is Right

Brent Budowsky | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

When the great actor Matt Damon recently said that President Obama "broke up with me," he hit the jackpot of telling political truth in the eyes of many progressive Democrats and independents.

'Paris Style, Arabic Spice': Finding France in Morocco

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Marrakech may be a mystery in the dark. An expert's puzzle. We knew this. And we came for it. But in the maze of twisty streets and market souks, we are hunting a kind of familiarity, too.

Cuba Si, Google No

Francis Levy | Posted 09.18.2013 | Travel
Francis Levy

"The International Telecommunications Union, a United Nations agency for information and communications technology, puts the number of broadband subs...

Don't Waste Your Favorite Song On Your First Wedding

Al DeLuise | Posted 08.06.2013 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

Maybe Karma was trying to tell me something about me and marriage that night -- I had the right song, just the wrong version.

It's the Biggest Scandal Since...

Tom Alderman | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics
Tom Alderman

... fill in the blanks: Teapot Dome, Watergate, Iran Contra, Lewinsky... Benghazi? You may have noticed that every time one erupts, it's compared in heinousness to the last really big one.

How Romance Movies Ruined My Love Life

Al DeLuise | Posted 07.18.2013 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

I'm not sure how many would be relationships I passed up because of my undying allegiance to this indefinable ghost that has defined my life.

French Marriage

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Jeff Danziger

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French Same Sex Marriage

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Are My 'Senior Moments' Here To Stay?

John Blumenthal | Posted 04.17.2013 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

Like many seniors, I am no stranger to the act of entering a room and forgetting why I'm there; PIN codes and passsords sometimes vanish from my memory; I have on occasion been unsure of the spelling of a word that I have spelled correctly my whole life.

Twenty Top Movie Endings You (Maybe) Hadn't Thought Of

John Farr | Posted 03.09.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

All great movies -- and great movie endings -- stay in our memories as normal or indifferent ones never could. They're like great taglines -- their strength lies in the very fact that we can't forget them.

Why Ray Liotta Has Never Watched One Of His Best Movies

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.27.2012 | Entertainment

I never would have guessed that Ray Liotta hasn't seen "Field of Dreams," in which he plays Shoeless Joe Jackson. It's true that some actors don't enj...

PHOTOS: Morocco's Cinematic Past & Present

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 11.26.2012 | Travel

CASABLANCA, Morocco -- Seven decades after the premiere of the film classic "Casablanca," the Moroccan port city remains firmly associated in many peo...