Kingdom of Jordan

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    The Best Little Iraqi Bakery in Plano

    ​Inside Sherwani Bakery (2040 West Spring Creek Parkway) in Plano, Salah Hassan, the Iraqi baker and proprietor, greets me by extending his forearm for a handshake. Caked dough and flour generously coat his hands, but his hospitality is as deeply ingrained as the dark burn scars along his arm. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Peter Murphy, Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill and Other Noteworthy Show Announcements

    Hey Peter Murphy, there's something on your face. Yep, you got it!​Seems that the big acts in this week's show announcements were even bigger some 20 years ago. Much bigger. You might think we're talking about Morrissey, or Wilco (who still seem to be on the fringe of their prime) or Thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Q&A: Monotonix's Yonatan Gat Defends His Native Israel Against Bands That Boycott It, Describes Letting Himself Go During His Band's Notorious, Off-The-Wall Performances

    Daniel RodrigueMonotonix's Ami Shalev​For astute music fans in the North Texas region, the name Monotonix has become quite familiar. In the last couple of years, the Israeli garage-punk trio has made a few stops here, including a 2009 NX35 slot that got the ball rolling pretty hard on their Metrop ... More >>

  • Film

    September 16, 2010
  • News

    June 19, 2008

    American Girls

    Crossing between American and Egyptian cultures, he Said girls made one deadly misstep: They fell in love

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2007

    "We Fight the Good Jihad"

    Have you prayed for Osama today?If you want to know what defines an evangelical Christian, look no further than Brother Andrew, the 79-year-old Dutchman who called himself "God's smuggler." He is a revered figure among evangelicals because of his single-minded devotion to spreading the gospel of Jes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2006

    Off the Island

    Until Monday, Abdel Jabbar Hamdan, a 46-year-old father of six U.S.-born children who lives in the Los Angeles suburb of Buena Park, had been in jail for two years. He was incarcerated on Terminal Island, a man-made island in Los Angeles where, during World War II, Japanese men were detained by the ... More >>

  • News

    September 28, 2000

    Seeker of the Lost Ark

    Vendyl Jones says he's a crusading archaeologist searching for long-lost biblical treasures. His critics sya he's more worried about self-promotion than science.