Palestinian right of return is not only just but viable, even though at this historical juncture it seems far-fetched. Only the recognition and fulfillment of this right -- all the more important as the 64th anniversary of the Nakba approaches -- will lead to justice and secure a lasting peace.
This week, the Muppets get some indie cred, Stephen Malkmus gets reined in, Barbra gets sentimental, Game gets vulnerable, and Beirut strips down. It's a perfect "Play" week. Thank God. I was starting to lose hope.
The 28-year-old artist was afraid of the consequences, but this is her portrayal of Iranian women placing men's sexual needs above their own and eventually surrendering into a relationship of toleration.
Rami Nakhle is one of the more prominent dissidents currently ensconced in Beirut. Using Twitter, he helps disseminate information about the uprising though he was once, like most, a supporter of the regime in Damascus.
I was happy to hear an NPR feature this weekend on Mason Jar Music, a new collective of young producers/musicians in Brooklyn, who have their own twist on getting access to abandoned buildings and recording and filming there.