Archive for June, 2007

  • Souad Massi: Up Close and Personal

    Written by Lina Ejeilat It was just recently that I was introduced to the beautiful music of Souad Massi; France-based Algerian guitarist and vocalist, and I was very excited about the chance to see her perform live for the first time in Jordan, amidst the ancient columns of Jerash’s North Theater. What I didn’t expect […]

  • Book Review: Language of Baklava: A Memoir

    Language of Baklava: A Memoir, Diana Abu-Jaber, Anchor Books, New York, 2005. Written by Lee S. Tesdell Diana Abu-Jaber, the author of the Language of Baklava, has confirmed something I have suspected for some time; food, in immigrant and refugee communities, can become food-language, a connection with back home: What is food-language? It spans the […]

  • Macadi Nahhas in Fete de la Musique

    Video provided by Khobbeizeh.

  • The Future is Leaving

    This article is the third in a three-part series focusing on education in Jordan. This piece concentrates on brain drain or the educated moving and living abroad. The lure of money in the Gulf is drawing some of Jordan’s best and brightest where they can earn what they are worth. Written by Ramsey G. Tesdell […]

  • Summer in Jordan

    Written by Waleed Tarteer Summer has arrived in Jordan. So has the heat, the endless days of sun and clear skies and traffic jams caused by cars from outside of Jordan. For the student body, we are now enjoying the summer in every way we can, starting with sleeping in. Our parents are more lenient […]

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