Professor Richard Peña. (Rami Khoury / Al Bawaba)
July 26, 2017 - 11:40 GMT
For 25 years, professor Richard Peña was responsible for selecting movies for the New York Film Festival. He is a film encyclopedia and a vital voice in the world of film. We sat down with him for a chat about films, the importance of independent cinema, and more.
July 26, 2017 - 09:48 GMT
What do "Indiana Jones," "Star Wars," "Lawrence of Arabia," and "The Martian" have in common? They were filmed in Jordan, that's what.
Matt Groening with Homer and Bart, notably not murdering them. (s_bukley /
July 26, 2017 - 08:24 GMT
Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons and Futurama, is back with a new show. But we all know what "Disenchantment" is really about.
James Bond actor Daniel Craig. (Piotr Zajac /
July 25, 2017 - 14:30 GMT
Cars. Chases. Explosions. Death. Cheesy villains. Bond is coming back, baby. In a year or two.
Esma Voloder. (Instagram)
July 25, 2017 - 13:57 GMT
A Muslim! A Muslim winning Miss Australia! How dare she? Luckily for everyone, Esma Voloder—Miss World Australia, 2017—is pure class.
Mia Khalifa is best known for her brief career as a porn-star. (Twitter)
July 25, 2017 - 13:19 GMT
The Lebanese-American has caused a lot of controversy in her life, but nothing quite like this.
Carole Samaha during Byblos Festival 2016. (Instagram)
July 25, 2017 - 11:49 GMT
Carole Samaha is the latest Arab artist to take-up "Despacito." Ohhhhhhhh
Egyptian actress Yasmine Sabri. (Instagram)
July 25, 2017 - 10:52 GMT
Egyptian actress Yasmine Sabri is happy she's on TC Candler's 100 Most Beautiful Faces list. As a candidate, anyway.
Untitled by Margo Veillon. (1967) (Green Art Gallery)
July 25, 2017 - 09:42 GMT
In the 1950s through the 1970s, Egyptian women created art out of political and social turmoil. The Green Art Gallery is celebrating their achievements.
Sama El-Masrii at the tomb. (Instagram)
July 24, 2017 - 15:25 GMT
We're not saying she's a role model. We're saying that nobody deserves to tell her what to do.
Woo fashion. (Villa Baboushka)
July 24, 2017 - 13:28 GMT
Ah, Villa Baboushka: the light at the end of a fashionless, dark tunnel in Egypt.
July 24, 2017 - 12:40 GMT
Marvel's got some exciting movies lined-up. It's actually quite excited about them. (As are Marvel's fans, so who are we to judge? "Black Panther" looks great, though.)
A shot from
July 24, 2017 - 11:30 GMT
Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk" made a solid case for original movies by debuting at no. 1 in the box office.
Tyrion seeing what happens next. (HBO)
July 24, 2017 - 10:44 GMT
The seventh season of "Game of Thrones" continues with much murder, mayhem, and blackmail. And the age-old question: "Are you a sheep?"
July 24, 2017 - 09:06 GMT
Mona Haydar's rap songs "Wrap My Hijab" and "Dog" are something new and different for the Muslim world. In this article, Yazeed Makhlouf discusses the importance of Mona Haydar.
Director Ridley Scott. (Tinseltown /
July 23, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Ridley Scott, director of "The Martian" and "Kingdom of Heaven," returns to Jordan for his new movie, "All the Movie in the World."