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The best Mubarak jokes were on Twitter as Egyptians, and the world, waited for his meandering speech that took forever to get to the (pointless) point, thanks to the delicious hash tag, #ReasonsMubarakIsLate
Whatever happens in Egypt, one aspect of Egyptian culture will never change: the people’s humor. Evidence of scribes mocking pharaohs dates back to 2600 BC, and over millennia, outsiders have noted Egyptians’ penchant for deadpan remarks, witty jokes, and finding hilarity in the shortcomings of their leaders.
Last week while flying to New York, I read Elif Shafak's The Bastard of Istanbul. The day before, I was caught up in something that I never had done: comment extensively on a piece that Triple Pundit, for which I contribute several times a week, on a new "trend," eco-sexism. You wonder: what is the connection?
Triple Pundit’s founder Nick Aster has been in the UAE for the World Future Energy Summit, and he has shared many great articles of what he has observed during his trip. Don’t miss his postings about what he has seen ...
Benedicte de Blavous Moubarak founded 2B Design in 2004, with the idea that she could bring together people who may practice different religions, but were marginalized, often because of disabilities, and could not find gainful work. The result are pieces that reflect Beirut's glorious past.
While its nearby rival Dubai has gone through boom and bust in becoming a 21st century Babylon, Abu Dhabi has contemplated life in a post-petroleum world. Flush with money, Abui Dhabi’s leadership is generously spending lavish sums on technologies and contraptions that most of us would find wasteful, kooky, or just impractical, like the podcar.
Now pomegranates are en vogue, thanks to their generous levels of antioxidants and unique tart yet sweet flavor. How to eat them could engender controversy.
Lamb in the USA is often misunderstood. It is a delicate yet flavorful meat, and has a long cultural heritage. For carnivores and omnivores who will not go vegetarian but are bothered by the meatpacking industry, there are several reasons to shun the cow and go for the woolly lamb.
Kiosk will release its new album, Triple Distilled, will release on October 8. If you are lucky enough to live in Canada or Europe, you will be able to see the band on tour.
Ah, pomegranates. One of the oldest fruits on earth, with countless legends attributed to this lucious, complicated fruit. I would like to show another video by the Persian band Kiosk. Yarom Bia is set to the Armenian film director Sergey Parajanov's Color of Pomegrantes.