Blogs Roundup

June 17, 2012

Prometheus got mixed reviews but don't tell this lady that.
07:09 GMT
A Three Hour Bore? Prometheus pushes the line between epic and lethargic; A look at the Copts and their fear of the Muslim Brotherhood; Move over Instagram, here comes Filter Mania; and the death of Saudi Prince Nayef.

June 14, 2012

Can you Insha Allah a post on Facebook? One news site thought you could.
14:33 GMT
Attending, Maybe (Inshallah), Not Attending: A funny joke turned into codified news in the click of a like button; the most expensive place to live in the entire Middle East is not Gulf Country: and a movie review for The Flowers of War
With African roots, should President Obama be more supportive of polygamous marriages?
08:56 GMT
Obama said 'Yes, We Can' but to Africans and Muslims, he says things a little more vague; Lebanese and their football are a funny thing; Who are the Muslim Brotherhood; and a plea to Saudi King Abdullah to let the wives drive.

June 13, 2012

Support for Palestine is paramount to being psychologically unstable?!
13:13 GMT
When It's 'gay' to love Palestine: Apparently, the Israeli Ambassador to Ireland does not find justice a manly pursuit; a Salafi walks in to a club, with a drink in hand? So much to do in Lebanon this weekend; and earn points while sitting on the couch and watching football.
Are the sheikhs and other clergy in Beirut helpful int he political processes of the country?
11:44 GMT
Instead of censoring them, perhaps the best way to limit the influence from clergy in Lebanon is to ignore them; Marrakech bread made right; Palestinian Beauty; and the myth of a new regime in Egypt

June 12, 2012

Is Egypt living up to its fairy tales of old or creating a disturbing  next chapter?
14:09 GMT
"A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, there used to be a planet called Earth, and on this planet there was a country called Egypt.."; the world's most expensive billboard include a jetpack! and Syria exposes a pathetic cosmos.
Do you know what a retina display is and why it is so exciting?  Read on about this new technology.
08:15 GMT
The new MacBook Pro, with its new retina display and a starting price tag over 2k American dollars, is what has Arab bloggers buzzing; and Kuwait has an amazing amount of Tweeters and texters compared to other ME countries

June 11, 2012

On their way to a better life?
11:35 GMT
Where the polling booth ends and the mosque begins in Egypt; can women ever really understand Arab men?; sounds about as likely as resolving the Israel/Palestine crisis and lastly, just a small name drop for Al Bawaba!

June 10, 2012

Beirut: a hedonist's dream
11:14 GMT
The comic side of the Beirut dating scene; how to escape the occupation with an oud; Kuwait women's beach volleyball team heads to China and what happens when the FBI won't leave you alone
Ray Bradbury
07:12 GMT
The words of Ray Bradbury remembered; how Saudi women get pushed out of the workplace; the silence is deafening in Damascus; are Mursi and Shafiq really aliens?

June 7, 2012

Is it a good idea to send these guys into Syria?
13:41 GMT
Foreign intervention to topple Bashar al-Assad’s bloody regime risks a fiasco on par with Iraq and Afghanistan; Exposed: A Secret Menu at Starbucks; jobs for women in Saudi; the pain of staying beautiful; and a new God of War
08:36 GMT
The horrible beating death 2 years ago of Khaled Saeed led to change not only in Egypt, but the whole region; video messages from Lebanese to their loved ones outside the country; Where is Said Gaddafi; and Deep Thoughts from 100 AD.

June 6, 2012

Are Arab woman subject to whistling and harassment like they were (and are)  in America
11:36 GMT
One woman has had enough of the sexism in the Arab world and she's got some incriminating evidence on video; this writer see things out of control in Syria; and the regime is coming back in Egypt with force and pomp
Madonna shakes things up in Abu Dhabi but may have lost some fans
07:54 GMT
Apparently all the Twitter complaining about Madonna was no more than a few tweets and the media blowing it out of proportion; 'No Soup for You' chided the Soup Nazi; and has Jordan made any real changes since the BBC report on child abuse?

June 5, 2012

Is America really only limited to signs and banners to stop Bashar Assad?
11:09 GMT
An Arab American writes about the conflict of wanting to save the people in Syria and the inability of America to help; an American girl takes on Saudi and loves it! Tamr Hosny is not thrilling everyone with his new song; and Fisk's Flaws