Archive for October, 2007

  • Developing Jordan's Political Parties

    Written By: Marwan Asmar Its election time! As a good non-totalitarian democrat I love the elections, when they happen that is. What I really love about the elections is the time leading up to their finale when voters go up to the polling stations and vote. Although I’ve never voted in my life, I’ve always […]

  • Election Watch | Registration, Polls And The IAF

    Written By: Naseem Tarawnah Parliamentary elections are officially up and running now. The first two days of candidate registration saw 916 names and as Lina points out, 15.8% of which are women. That’s a pretty decent percentage in my case, considering that the majority of that number are from fairly conservative cities like Irbid and […]

  • Interview: The Avant-Garde Blouzaat Crew

    Interview by Omar Z of Fann 3arabi Whether it’s an innocent Chihuahua staring at you, three generic red bodies with white face masks, a cat who’s promoting a coke can or a rather balloon-like girl asking to switch places it’s all in the new store of Blouzaat. You’re probably wondering that none of these subjects […]

  • Tiptoeing Through Luweibdeh's Cultural Maze

    Reviewed by Dr. Marwan Asmar The latest offering by Saleem Ayoub Quna, Cultural Guide to Jabal Luweibdeh, is designed for locals, foreigners living in Jordan and international visitors aware of the diversity of this Amman neighborhood. The author, a long-term resident of Luweibdeh, describes the book as a necessary cultural guide, to highlight the richness […]

  • Skating for Self Expression

    Written by Ahmad Sahli Shari3 Thqafeh (Cultural Street in Shmesani) is a very unique street. I go there almost daily, and this street means a lot to me and many other people. Skateboarders, rollerbladers, foreigners, tourists, art galleries, families – there’s something special about it that gives it reason to be named “culture street.” To […]

  • The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour

      The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour in Jordan Palestinian Aron Kader, Egyptian Ahmed Ahmed and Iranian Maz Jobrani   17, 18 and 19th of November Doors open at 8, show at 9pm The Courtyard

  • Coming Soon to a Theater Near You

    Video Montage of Jordanian feature film, Captain Abu Raed.

  • The View Across the Jordan: Part Three

    Written by Philip Mainwaring [Editor’s note: Part three of three. Read part one and part two.] She had not reappeared on this visit. Now that Abu Nimr had a house of many rooms I presumed that she was cloistered away upstairs in some private corner. Abu Nimr organised the pouring and serving of coffee. He […]

  • Discussion at Masrah El Balad

    Samar Haj Hasan Khalifeh is hosting a discussion for Jordan’s Youth Public Participation at the Masrah El Balad facilitated by Mr. Mohammad Al Wakeel. Discussion begins at 7:00pm. AlBalad Theater Tel.+9626 4652005 Fax.+9626 4652015 P.O.Box:7990, Amman 11118 , Jordan

  • Become A Jordanian Novelist In November!

    Join NaNoWriMo! Written By: Nicole Bovey Al-Hakawati Has a cat got your tongue? No, I don’t suppose so around these parts. Folks are pretty leery of cats. Have you lost your muse? Never found it? The month of November would be the perfect time for you to try and find it. November is National Novel […]

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