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  • A taste of Morocco without leaving town

    By Tess Cutler

    April 15, 2015 | 11:32 am

    I remember six years ago being in Tarifa — on the southernmost coast of Spain, a 30-minute ferry ride to Tangier, Morocco — and being tempted to cross continents. The port was so close to Africa, I could nearly taste it. The cloth was brighter, the spices more aromatic, the sea...

  • At L.A. cultural center, Middle East translates to coexistence, not conflict

    June 24, 2014 | 1:00 pm

    It’s Friday night, and patrons are sitting and chatting over plates of tagine and hummus waiting for the evening’s main event, a stand-up comedy show.

    It could be any nightspot in this city. But a closer look reveals a bolder agenda than just good food and entertainment.


  • We are not the enemy

    February 23, 2011 | 3:08 pm

    To read a response to this essay by Jordan Elgrably, click here.

    If I were in a position to go on Al Jazeera this week and deliver a message to the people of the Middle East, including Israelis, I would proudly declare myself an Arab Jew and remind everyone that Jews have been an...

  • Palestinian rappers infuse poetry with politics

    By Dikla Kadosh

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "Our music is not about coexistence," said Tamer Nafar, the self-assured leader of Palestinian hip-hop group DAM. "There's a few steps that come before peace."

    Nafar, 27, addressed an audience of roughly 200 people during "Poetry of Peace," a hip-hop and cultural jam benefit for the...

  • A Night at the Fais Do-Do

    By Robert David Jaffee

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    There is a burgundy motif at Club Fais Do-Do -- burgundy curtains, burgundy tablecloths. The eastern wall is also painted a dark red hue but seems to have other colors beneath that seep through from the past.
    Just south of the 10 Freeway, in a nondescript part of Culver City,...
  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, September 3

    Levantine Cultural Center celebrates its new Culver City home with a series of events aimed, as always, at celebrating the many cultures of the Middle East, North Africa and Mediterranean countries. Clearly meant to push buttons, the series title "Camel...