Hanania Writings

  • 23 Nov 2017

    Thanksgiving, Arab American style

    Thanksgiving, Arab American style Remembering back to the 1960s when Arab Americans had hope for freedom and racism in America was focused elsewhere. Thanksgiving was a feast in Arab American ...

  • 23 Nov 2017

    Thanksgiving brings memories of Chicago Mayor Harold Washington

    Thanksgiving brings memories of Chicago Mayor Harold Washington Mayor Harold Washington was one of the more affable of Chicago’s mayors. He had a great sense of humor and was driven by a ...

  • 16 Nov 2017

    Rauner trashes Illinois in latest wasteful Ad spending

    Rauner trashes Illinois in latest wasteful Ad spending Illinois Gov Bruce Rauner thinks his ads bashing House Speaker Michael J. Madigan are clever, tapping support from three neighboring ...

  • 09 Nov 2017

    Is November too early to celebrate Christmas

    Is November too early to celebrate Christmas It’s not even three weeks till Thanksgiving and stores are already pushing and promoting Christmas. Don’t you think it’s just too ...

  • 03 Nov 2017

    Questions in the Kenneka Jenkins death mystery

    Questions in the Kenneka Jenkins death mystery Too often in many tragedies, the focus is always on the role of police or government. Not enough attention is placed on the responsibilities of the ...

  • 03 Nov 2017

    Rauner to give Israel names of Arab activists in new deal

    Rauner to give Israel names of Arab activists in new deal Racist Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner promises to provide Israel, a foreign country, with intelligence information on American citizens ...

  • 03 Nov 2017

    Community news site DNAInfo.com closes

    Community news site DNAInfo.com closes Community news organizations including those online must do better job of fairly reporting the the news than the biased and racist major mainstream news ...

  • 23 Oct 2017

    Waiting for my favorite TV programs between seasons

    Waiting for my favorite TV programs between seasons The latest trend as cable TV programs rise in popularity and quality is that their seasons are shortened to only a few episodes. For those of ...

  • 23 Oct 2017

    Iconic champions of Palestinian rights remembered

    Iconic champions of Palestinian rights remembered M. Cherif Bassiouni recently passed away, ending a life of struggle against justice including for the rights of Palestinians. Bassiouni was one ...

  • 18 Oct 2017

    AFL-CIO’s Carrigan bullying of Jubeh should be denounced

    AFL-CIO’s Carrigan bullying of Jubeh should be denounced The vicious attack by Mike Carrigan, the president of the Illinois AFL-CIO, is a disgraceful example of bullying that demands that ...

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  • Bernard David Jones brings his comedic acting chops - perfected during his time spent at CollegeHumor - to primetime TV in one of Fall TV's new comedy series The Mayor (TUESDAYs (9:30|8:30c) on ABC).

    New TV Sitcom “The Mayor” gives politics a funny edge Bernard David Jones brings his comedic acting chops – perfected during his time spent at CollegeHumor – to primetime TV in one of Fall TV’s new comedy series The Mayor (TUESDAYs (9:30|8:30c) on ABC). The new ABC comedy revolves around young rapper ‘Courtney Rose’ (Brandon Michael...

  • Larry David, from Curb Your Enthusiasm. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

    Waiting for my favorite TV programs between seasons The latest trend as cable TV programs rise in popularity and quality is that their seasons are shortened to only a few episodes. For those of us used to 25 to 30 episode seasons, it’s disappointing that we’re seeing fewer episodes for originally programming on HBO, Showtime...

  • Frustrating, incomplete options from Hulu make watching paid subscription programming there so disappointing. You pay for it but only get part of what you pay for. The series "Mick" is the perfect example of how Hulu disappoints.

    Getting ripped off by cable and subscription TV We pay a lot for subscriptions to Hulu, Netflix and cable TV providers like Xfinity and DirecTV, so why can’t we get what we were promised? Access to great  basic programming and a commercial free experience? By Ray Hanania One of the appeals of subscription television is...

  • Actor Martin Sheen greets Houby Day Parade fans

    Czech, Slovak, Bohemian culture & history defines Houby Day celebrations For many years, the Czech community was Chicagoland’s most recognized cultural presence. As Chicagoland’s immigration makeup has expanded, the Czech community identity continues each year with the popular Houby Day Festival and Parade in Chicago’s West suburbs By Ray Hanania Much is made by the...

  • Smashburger from Smashburger's Facebook Page. The best hamburger in Chicagoland

    Best tasting burger ever: Oak Lawn’s Smashburger I grew up on hamburgers and I consider myself a hamburger connoisseur. Until recently, though I enjoyed burgers everywhere. But a few weeks ago, I happened across a place called Smashburgers and I am hooked. They are the best tasting hamburgers in the world By Ray Hanania I...

  • العربية: مع فانيسا ردجريف بالقرب من بارويتش في شمال إنجلترا أثناء تصوير فيلم فانيسا تتحدث إلى فاروق عبد العزيز في أغسطس 1978 Arabic: with Vanessa Redgrave near Barwich in northern England while filming Vanessa talking to Farouk Abdul Aziz in August (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    Archive: A very special Oscar Night One of my personal favorite topics is the movie industry and the racism and bias that the industry allows based on politics. This incident involving Vanessa Redgrave back in 1978 impacted my life and characterized the injustices of the American media on so many levels By Ray Hanania (Originally...