Arts & Culture

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Art, Music Paint Positive Bay Area Muslim Sentiment

Waving her arms in the air and twisting her hands together, Nabila Mango, co-founder and director of Zawaya, explains how she wants the music to sound.

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Gangnam Style Video Upends Crossover Success Myths

Anthropologists and linguists no doubt are having a field day trying to chronicle and dissect how, in the early autumn of 2012, "Gangnam Style" became an American idiomatic expression.

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The Artists Hub Sam Hassan

I had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Sam Hasan, a singing and guitar playing sensation from Manhattan, New York.

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Love and Terror

Culture reviewer Amira Elghawaby offers the lowdown on the latest in books and film in 120 seconds or less.

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Jinn Theory Islamic Fiction to Inspire

Jinn Theory follows a series of characters living in Istanbul as they go about their seemingly mundane lives, only to discover that a mystical Jinn, right there in their midst.

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Brazilian Artists Mural Subject of Controversy

Os Gemeos stir up some debates on art and end up being a lot more political then they might have wanted.

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Meow Meow Maulana: Children's eBook About Prophet Muhammad

The creators of Meow, Meow Maulana: The Story of Muhammad, an illustrated children's ebook about the Prophet Muhammad, are running a kickstarter campaign to bring the concept to life.

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'Romeo and Juliet' With An Iraqi Spin

Could one of Europe’s greatest romantic tragedies written in the 16th century tell us something about Iraq in the 21st century?

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In Middle East, the Stage Is Mightier Than the Sword

Lebanese, Egyptian, Palestinian and Austrian dancers recently took the stage together in Beirut for a show that broke down barriers between cultures and nationalities.

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Dirty Paki Lingerie Goes to Edinburgh

Sex, religion, and politics collide as six Pakistani-American Muslim females air their dirty lingerie.