Hanania Columns

  • 21 Apr 2018

    The key to a good deli is a great corned beef sandwich

    The key to a good deli is a great corned beef sandwich Always on the hunt for a great corned beef sandwich. It’s not easy when you live in Chicagoland’s Southwest Suburbs, but there ...

  • 21 Apr 2018

    A good movie should be about entertainment

    A good movie should be about entertainment These days, movie reviewers judge films not by what the audience wants but rather by what they want. Oftentimes, those judgments are driven by issues ...

  • 14 Apr 2018

    Saudi Crown Prince challenges extremists in US Tour

    Saudi Crown Prince challenges extremists in US Tour Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) is taking a realistic approach to the Middle East as he bolsters the voices of moderates, ...

  • 12 Apr 2018

    The passing of a giant of Chicago City Hall journalism, 30 years ago

    The passing of a giant of Chicago City Hall journalism, 30 years ago Chicago City Hall Journalist Harry Golden Jr., died on May 1, 1988, 30 years ago having documented Chicago’s ...

  • 06 Apr 2018

    Memories of great TV reflected in Roseanne revival

    Memories of great TV reflected in Roseanne revival Television has always reflected the worst of our society, but in recent years it has gotten even worse especially int he area of politics. But ...

  • 06 Apr 2018

    News media complicit in Israeli violence in Gaza

    News media complicit in Israeli violence in Gaza The violent reaction of the Israeli government to protesters demonstrating against Israel’s oppressive policies in the occupied territories ...

  • 03 Apr 2018

    A look at the Arab Christian Orthodox celebration of Easter

    A look at the Arab Christian Orthodox celebration of Easter Easter is a special holiday for Christians because more than Christmas, it brings Christians closer to their faith. Although both ...

  • 02 Apr 2018

    Avoid Google Photos, it will corrupt your system

    Avoid Google Photos, it will corrupt your system Internet companies make a lot of false promises from the performance of websites to promises of ease of use. But the truth is the Internet is ...

  • 29 Mar 2018

    MBS educates America on inaccurate perception of Arabs

    MBS educates America on inaccurate perception of Arabs Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman took on the toughest four issues and questions thrown at every Arab World leader by the mainstream ...

  • 29 Mar 2018

    Anti-gun protests missing the target

    Anti-gun protests missing the target I’m glad young people are taking to the streets to protest for justice but they need to refocus their aim at the real issue of stopping violence and not ...

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  • English: Dwayne Johnson at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. Photographer's blog post about this photo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    A good movie should be about entertainment These days, movie reviewers judge films not by what the audience wants but rather by what they want. Oftentimes, those judgments are driven by issues that pander to social minorities and left-wing liberal preferences. Why can’t we judge films based solely on their entertainment value, rather than on...

  • Roseanne Barr at the Hard Rock Cafe in Maui in 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    Memories of great TV reflected in Roseanne revival Television has always reflected the worst of our society, but in recent years it has gotten even worse especially int he area of politics. But the revival of a former TV sitcom, Roseanne, has returned us to the glory days of TV when comedy and humor in...

  • Yalla! Fight Back 356 pages Published by Urban Strategies Group $24.95 Softcover ISBN:  978-1-387-63577-1 For more information visit www.YallaFightBack.com

    Podcast: Arab radio on the Oscars, Census and more Radio host Ray Hanania talks with listeners in Detroit, Dearborn, Chicago and around the country on “Fight back” on the monthly radio show “Yalla! Fight Back” broadcast on the 2nd Friday over every month. Listeners discuss the bias of the Academy Awards and the the hypocrisy...

  • Vanessa Redgrave (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    Oscars? When will we have “The Abdullahs?” Hollywood has been at war with the Arab World since it produced its very first movie. And it is has only gotten worse. Hollywood is one of the biggest contributory factors fueling anti-Arab and anti-Muslim racism and hatred, despite their occasional words of “diversity.” Not since Vanessa Redgrave...

  • Yalla! Fight Back 356 pages Published by Urban Strategies Group $24.95 Softcover ISBN:  978-1-387-63577-1 For more information visit www.YallaFightBack.com

    Yalla! Fight Back, book empowers American Arabs A new book that empowers Arabs and Muslims in America to effectively confront and change news media bias  was published this week by award-winning Palestinian American columnist and former Chicago City Hall journalist Ray Hanania. Yalla! Fight Back offers a strategic plan for Arabs and Muslims in America...

  • Movie Poster for the Science Fiction alien film Annihilation staring Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Should have dropped Acid before watching Annihilation Movie review: The movie theater was packed with people for the premiere of Annihilation, the Science Fiction story about an alien life form that slams into Earth and expands into what scientists call a “shimmer”. The movie not only had some great stars like Natalie Portman and Jennifer...