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In Search Of Hemingway

In Search Of Hemingway

“Papa was a rolling stone. Wherever he laid his hat was his home.” —The Temptations When Ernesto &ldqu...
Xi’an, The Great Mosque and The Muslim Quarter

Xi’an, The Great Mosque and The Muslim Quarter

Photos courtesy of Omar Shafi Khan Fresh off the defense of my doctoral dissertation, my husband and I took a trip to Ch...
Baseball in Cuba – It’s a Home Run!

Baseball in Cuba – It’s a Home Run!

There are many religions practiced in Cuba, but the universal religion is baseball. Cuba and baseball have an inseparabl...
Dave Eggers’ The Monk of Mokha: A Portal Into America’s Love Affair With Qahwa

Dave Eggers’ The Monk of Mokha: A Portal Into America’s Love Affair With Qahwa

Oh coffee, Oh story of lovers, You help me repel my sleep, You help me stay awake and worship my lord while people fell ...
White Washing of Cat Stevens
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White Washing of Cat Stevens

I grew up listening to Cat Stevens. Not the “The Wind” hippie with the quintessential 1970s flair for which ...
Shrouded In Mystery: Who Was Essad Bey?

Shrouded In Mystery: Who Was Essad Bey?

“The caravan was wandering eastwards, lost in a dream. The train was pushing westwards along its iron rails, mindl...
Jack Shaheen: A Reel Important Scholar
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Jack Shaheen: A Reel Important Scholar

Colleagues and friends recently paid tribute to a much-loved pioneering scholar and activist, who dedicated nearly 50 ye...
In Honor of Jack Shaheen, Let’s Dump the “Arabland” Trope

In Honor of Jack Shaheen, Let’s Dump the “Arabland” Trope

Prolific writer and activist Jack G. Shaheen, 81, passed away July 10. Shaheen dedicated his life to challenging demoniz...



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