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Comedian Negin Farsad Talks About "How to Make White People Laugh"

Iranian-American comedian Negin Farsad is equal parts subversive and hilarious.  Read more »

In "Quantico," Erasing the Accent

Priyanka Chopra is making waves as the star in the ABC drama. At the same time, the character is stripped of cultural identifiers of her Indianness.  Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Volunteers

From a teenager farmworker in Seattle to the only abortion clinic in Mississippi, stories about going above and beyond.  Writer Rafia Zakaria explores the complicated dynamics of voluntourism—the trend of people from richer countries combining international travel and... Read more »

The Orientalist Narrative and Erasure in "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot"

Is Tina Fey's latest film the most “American white lady story” ever? Read more »

An A-Z Guide to Being a Muslim Ally

In the face of rising Islamophobia, a Muslim American writer shares 26 things you can do to help.  Read more »

Why I Can't Laugh Off Trump's Hateful Ideas

 Trump’s hateful ideas are something we should take frighteningly seriously. As we laugh Trump off as a joke, his appalling rhetoric is sinking in for many Americans—for the kind of Americans who ... Read more »

Imagine Your Entire Neighborhood Under Surveillance

Documentary “The Feeling of Being Watched” investigates how the FBI kept tabs on an Arab-American neighborhood for years.  Read more »

The High Stakes for "Quantico" and Its South Asian Star

Quantico, which is being marketed as a cross between Grey’s Anatomy and Homeland, has held steady ... Read more »

Beyond the Headscarf: Let's Discuss Social Justice Issues Muslim Women Actually Care About

We're worried about discrimination, hate crimes, and racism.  Read more »

"Amira & Sam" is a Rom-Com That Deals With Immigration, Identity, and Love

Early in the new romantic comedy Amira & Sam, we are introduced to Amira, a Muslim Iraqi immigrant, as she tries to sell pirated DVDs on a corner in New York City. Read more »

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