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  • 20 Sep 2017

    Brannigan issues apology to Arabs, Muslims in Palos Township

    Brannigan issues apology to Arabs, Muslims in Palos Township Sharon Brannigan, a trustee in the Chicago suburb of Palos Township, offended Arabs and Muslims with broad stroke comments about ...

  • 17 Sep 2017

    Tech Review: Studio Beats headset are a bad buy

    Tech Review: Studio Beats headset are a bad buy Beats by Dr Dre are inconsistent and poorly constructed. You almost think that they are made to intentionally break to force users to go out and ...

  • 16 Sep 2017

    Kennedy will engage Arabs, Muslims as Illinois Governor

    Kennedy will engage Arabs, Muslims as Illinois Governor Illinois gubernatorial candidate Christopher Kennedy told a gathering of influential Arab and Muslim community activists Saturday that he ...

  • 16 Sep 2017

    American Arabs need to document their history

    American Arabs need to document their history By Ray Hanania During my entire consciousness as an American of Arab heritage, I have always tried to document the experiences of my family, friends ...

  • 10 Sep 2017

    Putting focus on Palestinian rights not on President Trump

    Putting focus on Palestinian rights not on President Trump President Donald Trump is just a decoy for Arabs and Muslims put there by the people who are hurting us the most, his enemies. You may ...

  • 10 Sep 2017

    Fleeing Cook County and Preckwinkle’s soda pop tax

    Fleeing Cook County and Preckwinkle’s soda pop tax Toni Preckwinkle offensive retail sales tax on sweetened drinks and soda pop is so offensive, she has managed to push me out of Cook ...

  • 10 Sep 2017

    Expecting more from the Honeywell Lyric Round

    Expecting more from the Honeywell Lyric Round Who doesn’t want to travel and yet maintain control of your home? Advances in technology have offered opportunities for the computer and cell ...

  • 10 Sep 2017

    A bushel of big babies at Apple

    A bushel of big babies at Apple They take my money and sell me crap. And when you complain about it and demand more — some accountability in life — they whine and clamp down like a ...

  • 03 Sep 2017

    Reports on Texas flooding hard to watch

    Reports on Texas flooding hard to watch The reports of the massive flooding in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey are depressing and remind me of floods that slammed Illinois in 1996. Flooding is ...

  • 03 Sep 2017

    The Arab League needs to be reorganized

    The Arab League needs to be reorganized The Arab League needs to be reorganized putting an emphasis on moderation and public relations while targeting for expulsion the extremists in the Arab ...

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  • Dr Dre Beats headset, headphones. A great sound in a product that isn't made to last. You're just wasting your money buying them. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

    Tech Review: Studio Beats headset are a bad buy Beats by Dr Dre are inconsistent and poorly constructed. You almost think that they are made to intentionally break to force users to go out and buy another set at the over-priced price tag of $299. The sound is poor quality and they are just not...

  • Kirstie Alley, 1994 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    Kirstie Alley deserves better, under appreciated Actress Kirstie Alley has had fame and controversy, but the one thing she isn’t without is talent. Jettisoned to fame with a great character performance in the TV Sitcom “Cheers,” she has meandered through acting opportunities since. But one of her best efforts, Fat Actress, deserves a second chance....

  • Pan of Karshat (stuffed lamb intestines). Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

    Stuffed lamb intestines, Karshat, recipe Stuffed lamb intestines and tripe are popular Mediterranean food recipes. Here is a simple recipe to prepare this Middle Eastern delicacy. By Ray Hanania Stuffed lamb intestines is a very popular Mediterranean recipe in the Arab World, in Greece and in the Mediterranean sea region. It’s a very simple recipe...

  • Kibbee Nayeh (Steak tartare) with grape leaves in the background

    For Middle East recipes, this is the best Facebook Page There are a lot of misleading places on Facebook to get information on the Mediterranean Diet and Middle Eastern foods and recipes, but one of the best Facebook pages is called “Mediterranean Foods & Recipes.” You can click here to go to the Facebook Page...

  • Mansaf (mensif) -- lamb, rice, toasted Syrian pita bread and Jameed sauce -- popular as a holiday dish and the national dish of Jordan. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

    Mansaf, one of the most important Arab recipes When you think of the romantic lifestyle of the Arab in the desert, you think of camels, black and white stallions, heavy black tents, flowing robes, and a silver platter of one of the Arab World’s favorite recipes, Mansaf (Mensif, Mensiff). This lamb and rice dish heaped...

  • Street view from Meli Cafe at 500 S. Dearborn Street. Photo courtesy Ray Hanania

    Meli Cafe and al Fresco Dining Restaurant review: Enjoying the outdoors in the summer should be a goal, not just when you are out and about but when you are eating. There are a lot of great outdoor cafes and restaurants in Illinois and I’ll showcase many of them. This is Meli Cafe in the...