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Saraya Abdeen: TV Serial Vexes Egyptians, Historians

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.16.2014 | Entertainment
Magda Abu-Fadil

Barely halfway through its month-long run, the TV serial Saraya Abdeen had already ruffled Egyptian feathers, irked historians, and upset the surviving son of Egypt's ousted King Farouk whose forebears occupied the palace after which the show is named.

Casey Kasem: Our Arab American Star

James Zogby | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

I will never forget walking into a social event for young people at a Syrian-Lebanese convention in the mid-1980s. When the assembled youths recognized his presence in the room they let out a shout of joy. Casey, their star, was with them.

The Times, They Are a-Changin' -- in Arabia

Claude Salhani | Posted 03.31.2014 | World
Claude Salhani

The Saudis now fear that if the Syrian civil war is allowed to continue it will eventually reach its own territory. And given the manner in which the fundamentalist jihadis are spreading it is not an impossibility. All the reason more to stop this war sooner rather than later.

This Mortal Kombat Shawarma Master Deserves His Own Video Game

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.28.2013 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

The secret to delicious Lebanese food? Simple. TEST YOUR MIGHT! Join Ethan Newberry as he takes an inside look into one of the biggest trending vid...

Lebanese Suicide Video on YouTube Sets Off Media Ethics Debate

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.02.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The blurry suicide video clip was unnerving but a Lebanese TV station led its primetime evening newscast with it, in its entirety, without any warning...

Fattoush Wedge Salad, a Father's Day favorite

Maureen Abood | Posted 06.13.2013 | Taste
Maureen Abood

Something about the wedge salad just says male to me. It's hunky, it's hefty. It's chompy. It's got Father's Day written all over it.

Fake Plastic Souks: The Glory Years

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.04.2013 | Books
Magda Abu-Fadil

Naked Neo Lladro figurines draped in mini bikinis comply with local mores in Sharjah where authorities have asked shopkeepers to "behead" mannequins a...

Lebanese Grape Leaf Rolls, and a Taste of Home

Maureen Abood | Posted 07.13.2013 | Taste
Maureen Abood

I always thought fresh was best when it came to grape leaves. Until I met my father's cousin, May, in Lebanon.

Lebanese Journalists Trained to Cover/Uncover Corruption

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.21.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's a very ambitious plan that will require a gargantuan effort on journalists' part given the stakes involved, as members of parliament and ministers are not obliged to divest themselves of business interests.

Lebanese Media Far From Being Accountable

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.06.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The year 2012 stirred up the journalists' syndicate world that had been dormant for several years. It saw the birth (and eclipse) of the audio-visual workers' union and the expanded membership of the Journalists Union that had been an exclusive club for decades.

Lucia Topalian: Running An Art Oasis in Kuwait

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.26.2013 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

Mention Kuwait and you elicit talk of oil wealth, desert sands, and Iraq's invasion of the emirate in 1990. Interestingly, it's been a center for art and culture since before the aggression.

Could Lebanon Sue 'Homeland'?

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 12.19.2012 | TV

BEIRUT — Militants carrying assault weapons clear the area around a street, shouting in Arabic for people to get out of the way. A jeep pulls up...

'Romeo And Juliet' 2.0

Josephine Dries | Posted 09.15.2012 | Weddings
Josephine Dries

When fate and destiny call your name, you don't turn them down...

Elegy for Anthony Shadid

Doug Bradley | Posted 04.18.2012 | Media
Doug Bradley

If you know anything about UW alumni and Lebanese families, you'll understand why that makes Anthony Shadid and me almost brothers. Our lone meeting took place on Dec. 2, 2010. Anthony was on campus to deliver the inaugural lecture on ethics and journalism.

The Way it Was

James Zogby | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics
James Zogby

As I have listened to the increasingly harsh political rhetoric coming from Republicans, I have thought back to a special night in early 2009 and the spirit of cooperation ushered in by our newly elected president, and wondered where it all went.

Ontornet: Lebanese Campaign Against Snail-Paced Internet Service

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.28.2011 | Technology
Magda Abu-Fadil

Lebanese Internet users are mad as hell and won't take it anymore, so they've launched a campaign to gripe about the country's disgracefully sluggish access to the World Wide Web.

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.

Why Lebanese Diplomacy Is Irrelevant in Washington

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

Beauty pageants often arch an eyebrow in today's climate of political correctness. The Lebanese embassy in Washington, however, has taken celebrating beauty pageants to a whole new level.

Has Al Jazeera Lost Its Magic Touch?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Why are so many people mad at Al Jazeera www.aljazeera.net and is it still a leading Arab satellite channel? Why have so many anchors and corresponde...

Egyptian Clampdown on Press Freedom Gaining Pace

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Noted, controversial media figures critical of the Egyptian regime are being sacked ahead of legislative elections in November.

Lebanon's Hezbollah Museum Details Years Of Israeli Occupation

GlobalPost | Theodore May | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MLITA, Lebanon -- A young boy ducks under a barricade to have his photo taken next to an Israeli tank. A father puts his baby daughter's hand on the t...

The Media's Role in Combating Unilateral Points of View

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The following summarizes the author's comments at a round table this week to launch UNESCO's World Report "Investing in Cultural Diversity and Intercu...

What's Really Wrong With the Middle East

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Besides all the wounds, self-inflicted or perpetrated from the outside, the Middle East also suffers from an identity crisis.

Ex-AP Hostage Terry Anderson Back in Beirut to Teach U.S. J-Students How to Report Accurately on Middle East

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

"Unfortunately, I wasn't scared enough, and I wasn't cautious," Anderson admitted. "I got caught because I refused to take the precautions that I probably should have."