Our collective psyche has been shaped by the experiences of living in post-9/11 America, and future generations will be forced to wrangle with questions of identity, history, shame and our place in America.
The naked photos of Golshifteh Farahani emerged in the moment when Iranian youth are transforming the political and social language of their country, freeing themselves from any state-imposed discourse towards women in their "public" presence.
Fasting is about a lot more than not eating or drinking. It serves as an opportunity to become conscious of other habits and character flaws that we as individuals have and sets up an opportunity for us to try to overcome them.
All eyes are on France this week, as their ban of Islamic veils went into effect on Monday. Extremists on opposite sides of this debate have engaged in a virtual tug-of-war, and Muslim women are the rope.