The all-female faculty specializes in petty jealousies and malice. Hazel Ellis' Women Without Men, now off-Broadway at City Center Stage II, captures the incessant rivalry and nasty undercuts of any small group that's cloistered together and turns in on itself.
Shahram Karimi is the consummate artist, master of many mediums. In depositing his emotional baggage in the center of this stunning exhibition, the artist transforms his outsider identity into the ultimate insider.
Compared to the European writers discovering the great mosques of Islam for the first time, the mention of mosques is more muted and void of romance to the Muslim secularists inured to them from birth.