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McDonalds on 96th Street, NYC

November 21, 2015
Not to be outdone by the Eastsiders’ “92nd Street Y”, Manhattan’s Westside has its own popular cultural center:-- McDonalds at 96th Street. (No website.) A sunny autumn day in New York City, perfect for a stroll along Upper Broadway. Before noon restaurant staffs are arranging lunch tables on the wide sunlit sidewalk. It’s a school holiday too; so 5 and 6-year-olds dressed in brand-name casuals skip beside parents, mingling with infants strapped in strollers overseen by their Filipino or Nepalese nannies. All signs of our stratified but celebrated multi-cultured New York.


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Voices of Iraq

BN Aziz
audio documentary-- "Iraq:How Can I Forget?"
sound Sample 'Iraq in the Embargo War 1990-2003'-- a Tahrir audio documentary 17:30

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Abla Khoury
Abla Khoury is a Beirut-based theater director. In 2004, as visiting resident director at LaMama Theater, NY, she talks about her latest production, "Expiration Date". sound Sample Abla Khoury, Beirut-based theater director 4:41

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"There is one constant in my work; I always make films about individuals who will not be crushed by history, who will not define themselves as victims."

Filmmaker Yousrey Nasrallah, Egypt

Tahrir Diwan

a poem.. a song..
poem Poem "Daddy's Been Gone"
Theater artist Andrea Assaf performs from the "Robin Monologues"

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poem Qur'an Surat Al-Qadr, 'Night of Destiny'
Quranic recitation by women is as much a gift to the divine

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Book review
Remi Kanazi's
Poetic Injustice:Writings on Resistance and Palestine
reviewed by Sami Kishawi.

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Robert E. Meyer
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