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The Last of the Midwest (for Now)

Daniel Asia | Posted 02.24.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

After my stay in the Chicago, I traveled through a large swath of the Midwest, starting with Lafayette, home of Purdue University, a place as flat as ...

The Bitter Tea of General Yen Inaugurates Stanwyck Retrospective at Film Forum

Francis Levy | Posted 02.08.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Is all romance a Shavian phenomenon? It's interesting that Shaw never consummated his marriage since he seems to know so much about the mysterious co...

Verdi's Egypt

Mena Mark Hanna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Mena Mark Hanna

Today, Egypt is troubled. As my country becomes more politically polarized, sectarian violence continues to rock its society.

Reza Aslan: Speaking Truth to Power

Rachel Newcomb | Posted 09.29.2013 | Media
Rachel Newcomb

Let's leave aside for a moment the fact that Fox News does not have a history of questioning Christian scholars on their own bias in studying other faiths. What interests me is how our culture decides who gets to discuss and write about the Other.

Native Informant

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
Mohammed Fairouz

Much of the music on the Native Informant album speaks to my love for the Arab World, the beauty of its people, the generosity of its culture and my relationship with its artists and poets.

How Palestinians Can Engage the West

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.05.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

While Palestinians have suffered from their own negation by the other side, it is impossible to overcome that by attempting to present only one point of view. Such an opportunity was made available to Palestinians in Jerusalem recently through a documentary.

Food Truck Operation Denies Racism Charge (UPDATED)

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.23.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The letter starts "Dear Idiots." That's the friendliest part. On Friday, disgruntled D.C. area resident Drew Franklin, posted an "Ope...

The U.S. and Iran Are Talking. Why Is the New York Times Peddling Iran Islamophobia?

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.19.2012 | Media
Robert Naiman

Last Saturday -- the same day the United States and Iran were having "constructive and useful" discussions on Iran's nuclear program in Istanbul -- the New York Times published a piece titled, "Seeking Nuclear Insight in Fog of the Ayatollah's Utterances."

Is the Teaching Profession Dead?

Shaun Johnson | Posted 05.13.2012 | Education
Shaun Johnson

In case you haven't noticed, teachers as a whole are not taken very seriously these days. Teaching as a respected profession has been on life support for quite some time.

What's St. Paul's Beef With Oxen? Animal Compassion In Light Of 1 Corinthians 9:9-10

Michael Gilmour | Posted 03.21.2012 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

My question is whether or not there is a way to read 1 Corinthians 9:9-10 that does justice to Paul while minimizing bias against nonhuman species among his readers?

To See Certain Things... Zoom

Eric J. Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Eric J. Henderson

I'm not telling you to go click a "Like" button for Middle Eastern art. Rather, you should treat it simply as... art, putting culture in its proper place by avoiding the reflex of judging a work simply on the basis of origin.

Part 5: Colonizing the Mosque (Slideshow)

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

With mosques functioning as the local centers of Islamic faith and the object of renewed Western suspicion, it is undeniable that mosques also help keep alive the memory of the divide of civilizations that once rent the world irreparably in two.

Christopher Hitchens: A Narcissistic Manchild

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ariel Gonzalez

Hitchens views the world bichromatically, in black and white. Hitchens thrives on certainty. But there have been notable instances when he has demonstrated wishy-washiness.

Mustafa Barghouti: Is there Room for Gandhi in Palestine? (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Lydon

Ask Palestinians why there is no Gandhi in their movement, and often the answer comes: but there are several, and Mustafa Barghouti should be recognized more widely as one of them.

Guest Blogger Adel Iskandar -- Roots of Profiling: Remembering Edward Said's Critique

Nadine Wahab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nadine Wahab

The word "Racial profiling" used to elicit strong negative impressions as it connotes selective prejudicial treatment based on external characteristic...

The Beastie Boys, Rush and Contrapuntal Thinking

Ajay Singh Chaudhary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ajay Singh Chaudhary

The most ambitious and more successful mash-ups often involve either a creative reimagining of one half of that equation or, perhaps even more ambitiously, of entire musical ideas from both sources.

Breaking News: Obama Met Palestinian Intellectuals Ten Years Ago

Jon Wiener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jon Wiener

Ten years ago, Barack Obama went to a lecture by Columbia Professor Edward Said, the prominent Palestinian intellectual. That rates Page One news today for the LA Times.