Category: CULTURE

المنتدى الثقافي في ديربورن – الدكتور ناصر الحجاج “اللسان العربي … هوية و أداة تواصل”

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​The Power of Our Human Voice, from Marconi to Woods Hole, MA. by B. Nimri Aziz July 12, 2019

Heard “Trader Joe’s” podcast yet? I don’t know who might listen to a 22-minute corporate ad. But, given how cool podcasts have become: hey, that sounds inviting. The idea is also an implicit endorsement for radio-- because that’s where podcasting originated. Yes. I don’t want to disenchant young progressives for whom podcasts are their go-to ...

Intimacies From An Awful War. “For Sama” by Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts, reviewed by BN Aziz

July 25, 2019 If you think you’ve seen enough of conflict, especially the war in Syria, you haven’t. From love of nation and loathing of military rule, from inchoate hope of redemption and improbable determination, indebted to lost friends and seeded in the birth of your child, comes an intimate demonstration of how war happens ...

المنتدى الثقافي في ديربورن – الأستاذ علي أديب – نظرية المؤامرة في العقل العربي

الاستاذ علي أديب يتكلم حول نظرية المؤامرة في العقل العربي في المنتدى الثقافي في ديربورن

​Abu Graib at Home in America. by B. Nimri Aziz July 4, 2019

“This is not what America is about” argues a reporter referring to revelations of misogynist, violent, racist behavior by employees of the U.S. Border Patrol ‘guarding’ migrants held in detention centers. Sorry Mr. Thompson (Propublica journalist who broke this story); THIS IS what America is about-- administrative abuse of vulnerable people, i.e. women, men and ...

Dearborn Open Mic – Ziyad Nasr Sings “I Yearn For My Mother’s Bread” by Mahmoud Darwish

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المنتدى الثقافي في ديربورن 12 حزيران 2019م

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​ The Problem of Our Self-proclaimed Progressives by BNimri Aziz June 12/19

“You can’t fatten the pig on market day.” Quoting an Australian electoral strategist, Guardian journalist Gary Younge warns “You can’t go around producing anti-immigration mugs, pathologising Muslims and demonising asylum seekers for a decade and then expect a warm a reception for open borders in the few months before a referendum…. “Sooner or later, progressives ...