For Valentine’s Day, Go See ‘La La Land’ Not ‘Mawlana’

For Valentine’s Day, Go See ‘La La Land’ Not ‘Mawlana’

I had a compelling desire to write this review after seeing the movies just mentioned in the title. Not just because both of them are critically acclaimed, but because they’re making movie lovers brave the cold and head towards the multiplexes. I am happy to see people expressing interest and enthusiasm for serious movies after […]

If ‘La La Land’ Was Set in the Middle East

If ‘La La Land’ Was Set in the Middle East

La La Land, an original film starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling and directed by Damien Chazelle, just made Golden Globes history.     The throwback musical earned seven Golden Globes, which is the most awards for a single movie ever. The film swept all of its nominated categories (Best Motion Pictures – Musical or […]

What Arab Men Can Learn from Ryan Gosling’s Golden Globes Speech

What Arab Men Can Learn from Ryan Gosling’s Golden Globes Speech

by Menna Abu-Zahra

  As you probably already know, Ryan Gosling just snatched the Best Actor in a Comedy Award at the 2017 Golden Globes. While this came as no surprise to anyone, because, hello have you watched La La Land. What was surprising though, and more importantly very touching was his speech.     After addressing his […]

8 Showstopping Gowns by Middle Eastern Designers at the Oscars

8 Showstopping Gowns by Middle Eastern Designers at the Oscars

By Mirna Soliman

Arab designers have been taking the fashion world by storm and the Oscars was no exception. Plenty of A-list celebrities selected Middle Eastern designers for the most important event of awards season. Here are some local designers whose dresses were seen on this year’s Academy Awards red carpet!     Elie Saab   An admirer […]