Nadine Labaki Inspires Us All with AUB Commencement Speech

Struggling to find the words to inspire the graduating class of 2016 at American University of Beirut, critically acclaimed Lebanese filmmaker and actress Nadine Labaki. The 2015 Cannes Film Festival judge told the story of how she found her happiness after graduation, … Continue reading Nadine Labaki Inspires Us All with AUB Commencement Speech

Chef Anthony Bourdain Says You Need to Travel to Beirut Right Now

(Photo Credit: ‘Parts Unknown’/CNN) World renowned food critic, chef, and the host of CNN’s “Parts Unknown,” Anthony Bourdain is no stranger to the Arab world. Having traveled across our desert plains to our turquoise beaches from Lebanon to Saudi Arabia … Continue reading Chef Anthony Bourdain Says You Need to Travel to Beirut Right Now

Jordan’s Amer Abdallah Becomes the World Kickboxing Champion

  Jordanian kick boxer, Amer Abdallah took home the World Kickboxing Association cruiser-weight title in Lockport, NY. The 39-year-old New Yorker took home the win over Dan Hughes from England on the second round with a total knock out victory. Abdallah … Continue reading Jordan’s Amer Abdallah Becomes the World Kickboxing Champion

Alaa Wardi Acapellas His Way Through a 100 Years of Arabic Music

From pre-20th century tarab classics to Saad Lmjarraed’s pop hit ‘M3alem,’  Alaa Wardi takes us on a journey through 42 of the most popular Arabic songs throughout the Middle East and the past 100 years of musical bliss with his acapella takes … Continue reading Alaa Wardi Acapellas His Way Through a 100 Years of Arabic Music