A Miss Universe hopeful covered in moles is challenging beauty norms

In the process, she’s opened up about a childhood fraught with bullying. Today, the unique pattern of moles, covering her face and body, are considered beguilingly beautiful. They could even offer her a competitive edge against more conventional beauty queens.

Indeed, the beauty industry is changing and we have started to witness other, hugely successful […]

When is Chinese New Year 2017 the year of the Rooster?

The festivities of the Chinese Horoscope or Horoscopo Chino, usually start the day before the New Year and continue until the Lantern Festival, the 15th day of the new year.

Each Chinese New Year is characterised by one of 12 animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac. The Chinese zodiac is divided into 12 blocks […]

Comedy Central green-lights satirical news program focused on Middle East

Comedy Central has picked up another satirical news program, green-lighting Mideast Minute for worldwide distribution on the network’s digital platform, CC: Studios. The satire comes from writer, director, and comedian Pardis Parker, who also stars in Mideast Minute. According to Deadline, the series will be “a news show that tries to convince Middle Easterners that […]

Filming Gaza’s competitive environment

Four winners were announced at an awards ceremony for a short-film competition held by the Gaza Municipality in Gaza City on Saturday.

“The competition was our way of involving the community, particularly youth, in environmental awareness campaigns,” Assem Al-Nabeeh, head of communications and campaigns at the municipality, told MEMO.

“The interaction with the public and […]

Speeches From the BET Awards

It’s safe to say that 34-year-old Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams stole the BET Awards on Sunday night with a wildly inspirational, confrontational speech that is bound to become a cornerstone of the Black Lives Matter movement. Later in the show, Samuel L. Jackson said he hadn’t heard a speech like it since the 1960s.

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Dads enjoy Father’s Day in true Olympic style

Dads looking for a special way to enjoy Father’s Day this year found the sands of the Copa Courts in Copacabana, a great location to spend some quality time with their children.

Located just a short walk from the beach volleyball venue, the Copa Courts have been providing children, adults and families the opportunity to […]

Groundhog Day USA Celebration

The groundhog day celebrated on 2nd February of every year. This year, Groundhog day 2017 will be on Thursday, 33rd day of year.

What is Groundhog’s Day?

It is a holiday related to prognostication associated with the weather. On the specific day (2nd feb) the Groundhog (marmot) come out of underground hole and look for […]

Middle East Solos: Out of Context, Creating New Ones

Last weekend New York Live Arts presented a program of solo works by four women. This wouldn’t be news in itself, except that these were four writer/performers from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, most making their American debuts: Marie Al Fajr, Leyya Mona Tawil, Mona Gamil, and Amira Chebli. The program, which […]

Host of the 2017 Golden Globes

Even though ratings were down slightly from the last three outings hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the awards show generated 19 million social interactions and Gervais continued to make headlines days after the telecast. “A five percent decrease year to year [meant] we popped champagne,” clarified Greenblatt.

Given the success of his telecast, […]