Marcel Khalifé named UNESCO Artist for Peace

My favorite singer/musician: Marcel Khalifé, the Lebanese musician and writer, was named UNESCO Artist for Peace on June 7 by UNESCO Director-General, Koïchiro Matsuura, at a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters. Born in 1950 in Amchit, Mount Lebanon, Khalife first studied, then taught, the oud, or Arabic lute, … [Read more...]

Politics and Arab Fashion

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It's not only in our blood, it's even in our hair styles. That is Politics! I don't recall attending any festival, shows, conferences, even business workshops around the Arab world, without having a touch of politics in it. It seems that we are born with a destiny to live a daily political cyclone. Is it a … [Read more...]

Jordan announce Haifa Wahbi as true Arab beauty

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The Jordanian Committee for the International Petra Beauty Festival has announced that it will present Lebanese singer Haifa Wahbi with the �Beauty and Arts� Award. The festival will take place in Amman Jordan at the end of May and will feature the latest trends in fashion and hairstyles for … [Read more...]

The Picture Of Everything

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The Picture of Everything contains, well, a picture of everything. Howard Hallis has taken the time (2 years) to draw this detailed piece of art and it shows. If you have a lot of money he might even sell it to you. … [Read more...]

mr. shoe shop

Mr. Shoe Shop's exhibition (Sample) displays 100 hand-painted figures (Nike Air Force 1). Most of the designs are inspired by Nike's cross-over sneaker designs. Others are from Michael Lau's own. The setting of the exhibition hall is a simulation of a sneaker store, with 100 figures displayed on top of … [Read more...]

Everyone needs to be Needies

Needies are interactive plush dolls inspired by codependent, high-maintenance relationships. Totally attention-starved, they compete with each other for human affection -- or, getting touch, as they like to say. When you give Needies touch (by hugging and squeezing them), they will return your kindness … [Read more...]

Palestine Costume

Update: I regret that I had to remove the photos from Flickr for copyright issues. You can still view the photos and more here: A sample of Costumes from my homeland - Palestine. A photo collection I gathered from the net can be viewed here. Click on photo for a … [Read more...]

Coffee Art

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Are you a coffee lover like me? Well, even if you are not, I'm sure you will give it a second thought after looking at this gallery:   More here. Also you can have a Coffee Chat here. And just before you flip, here is a 'Latte Art Guide'. … [Read more...]

Star Wars Quiz

I'm a Star Wars fan: Facts... If Star Wars was a country, its $20-billion would place it 70th in the World Bank's rankings of countries according to gross domestic product (GDP), narrowly behind Syria, Serbia and Oman, but ahead of Bulgaria, Libya and Lebanon. George Lucas's brainchild has made twice as much … [Read more...]

Chimpanzee Art at Auction

Three rare paintings by chimpanzee artist Congo, completed in the late 1950s, will be sold at London's Bonhams auction house next month. The lot is estimated to sell for $1,130-$1,500. Congo, who was born in 1954, produced some 400 drawings and paintings between the ages of 2 and 4. It was not immediately … [Read more...]

Even in gays movies, Arab boys are fu***d

The Arab nation is screwed in every aspect of life, we understand that, we live it, yes we try to resist it (and this blog is my way of resistance), but to find out that even our gays are the one's who get screwed,o I just fell of the chair laughing. I just happen to come across a review of a film called … [Read more...]

Saudi religious scholars condemn Arab pop idol

Last month they detained him. Yesterday, Saudi religious scholars have condemned an Arab television "Star Academy" competition as a crime against Islam and urged the Saudi Arabian pop singer who triumphed last month to repent. More than 60 sheikhs rounded on the fresh-faced Hisham Abdulrahman, whose victory … [Read more...]

Qatar’s top art collector under house arrest

He also set a world record at Sotheby's a year earlier when he paid �507,500 (around Dh3.5 billion) for Gustave LeGray's mid-19th-century seascape, Grande Vague de Sete. Where he got the money from? Public funds of course! Sheikh Saud Al-Thani is a second cousin of Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the ruling … [Read more...]

Nancy Ajram banned from Marrakech

Nancy Ajram in town? That means: sexual harassment, theft, excessive alcohol consumption resulting in violence, people fainting; all took place during the concert in Marrakech. The mayor of Marrakech in Morocco has announced that Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram will not be permitted to hold any future concerts … [Read more...]

A New Day in Old Sana�a

Yemen�s first ever feature film "A New Day in Old Sana�a" is accepted by Cannes Film Festival as part of the Film Marche. However, the film will not be part of the competition in the festival this May 11-22. … [Read more...]

Saudi ‘Star Academy’ Detained!

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Saudi singer Hisham Abdel Rahman poses by his 'Star Academy' award upon his arrival at Jiddah airport, Saudi Arabia, in this file picture dated Saturday April 16, 2005. Religious authorities briefly detained Saudi singer Hisham Abdel Rahman, made famous in the Arab World by winning this year's 'Star Academy' … [Read more...]


The ad says: "In times when it is difficult to avoid terror there is a new form of personal defense. Take charge of the streets and look fashionable with a bag from Sundae Best." … [Read more...]

Hado: Messages From Water

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The Japanese researcher Dr. Masaru Emoto, is the author of many books concerning the phenomenon of ' Hado'. The two ideograms comprising this expression Hado (pronounced hadou to rhyme with shadow) literally mean "wave" and "move". This following definition is how Dr. Emoto himself describes the phenomenon, … [Read more...]

International Museum of Toilets

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If that peculiar question ever crossed your mind-seek professional help ! But if you really want to know, you can visit Sulabh in New Delhi, India or just browse this website where they brings the museum onto your screens, virtually. Photo: King Louis XIII and Louis the XIV used to give audience while … [Read more...]

Hijab Chic (Warning: 358 Astaghfirullahs Required)

This is hijab-in-fashion week. Armani thinks the headscarf (also known as Islam's 6th-fard-for-women-only) is cool and in-fashion. And indeed, in Beirut's annual Fashion Week, being held this week, the hijab made some appearances (see photos on this page) in designs by Egyptian Hani Buhiari and Saudi Amina … [Read more...]