FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [Los Angeles, Feb. 28] Turkish author Yilmaz Alimoglu will present his book, Deserts and Mountains, at the Levantine Cultural Center, March 10, 7:00 pm, 5998 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90035.
Gift items! Art! Party! Join the community of American Arabs, Jews, Iranians, Greeks, Armenians, Turks, Kurds, Berbers and all the other insubordinate tribes of the Middle East, North Africa and the United States for our annual HOLIDAY BAZAAR and party.
Awesome sale prices on all art, books, music, movies, jewelry clothing, you name it! Revolutionary Me tees, Turkish jewelry, comedy DVDs...
Last-minute gift-shopping for the holidays, great stuff, and your purchases benefit the Levantine Cultural Center, a nonprofit organization that celebrates arts, culture and building stronger bridges between Americans and the Middle East.
See art from the Peace Project! Free hors d'oeuvres at the bar (cash bar).
"For those who have left it," Nobel Prize-winning author Elias Canetti once wrote, "the city of childhood and adolescence becomes a mythical place." I whole-heartedly agree with his statement, as melancholy as it may seem, for Beirut, my Beirut, sometimes feels shrouded in myth; and Lebanon, my Lebanon, has become the subject of my desire, though I've returned on many occasions.
Nadine Labaki is best known for her film Caramel which she co-wrote, directed, and starred in.
Reza Aslan presented his new book How to Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization, and the End of the War on Terror May 2, at Café-Club Fais Do-Do, at 5257 W. Adams Blvd., LA 90016. Also appearing were Turkish indie rocker Kutsal and Arab hip hop artist Omar Offendum.
check out a few pix from the event:
Well, perhaps, I am a little naive, but it never crossed my mind that I would not be safe. I had plenty of other friends, European, American, Arab who frequented Egypt often, some lived and worked there and they loved it. I was eager to see what they described.