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Andrew Marantz

Entries by Andrew Marantz

Out of Arabia: Obama Speaks, India's Muslims Listen

(23) Comments | Posted June 7, 2009 | 11:41 AM

NEW DELHI -- In his Cairo speech, President Obama made reference to seventeen Muslim-majority countries. He also spent a lot of time discussing a country where Muslims are a minority: his own. But he did not mention, at least not by name, one nation that Muslims have called home for...

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We Tell Each Other Stories In Order To Live

(2) Comments | Posted May 1, 2009 | 7:23 PM

Last night, The Moth's musician was late. Not that they really needed a musician--his only job was to noodle when a performer's time was up, a role that could have been relegated to a CD player or a tap on the shoulder--still, the musician is part of the Moth schtick,...

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Islamic Porn, Fake Diamonds And Racist Literature

(10) Comments | Posted April 30, 2009 | 1:05 PM

When the novelist Jose Manuel Prieto left Cuba to spend a decade in Siberia, he could only fit a few books in his suitcase, so he packed several volumes (not all) of "A La Recherche du Temps Perdu" by Marcel Proust. When winter closed in, Proust was more or less...

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