Notes for the StageJune 2014
The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright on his relationship to Jewish artists, “the simple sense of being human,” and experiencing his work for the first time along with its audience.
“Your father lets you dress like this?” Dinara said.
Victoria Brittain: Guilty Until Proven InnocentJune 2013
How to pre-convict and pre-punish an American Muslim.
A Lesson In Daily LongingApril 2013
On the origins of Zaytuna College, the United States’ first Muslim liberal arts institution, and the scholars and students who call it home.
David Jacobson: Dancing in the Streets of TimbuktuFebruary 2013
In Mali’s fight against extremists, women’s freedoms—not Islam—is the central issue.
The Prophet’s PathFebruary 2013
The journalist and "accidental theologist" discusses distinguishing human from legend in her latest book on the founder of Islam.
Nafeesa Syeed: Yemen’s Explosive EidJanuary 2013
Holiday celebrations in a Yemeni village defy the country’s reputation.
Sebastian Rotella: Support for Mumbai Terror Group Lands Chicagoan 14-Year Prison TermJanuary 2013
Tahawwur Rana sentenced to 14 years in prison for working with the group involved in Mumbai terrorist attacks.
Rafia Zakaria: Fighting is ForbiddenNovember 2012
Recent Islamist politics have turned the holy month of Muharram into a time of battle. Facing mounting violence, Karachi enters the Muslim year 1434 as a city under siege.
Humera Afridi: Malala Yousufzai and the Bonesetter’s AlchemyOctober 2012
On girls, shame, healing what’s broken, and why education is the path to creating an honorable Pakistan.
Throw Forever to the FleasOctober 2012
This was Clyde’s third Ramadan, but his first alone.
Andrew Bacevich: BoykinismSeptember 2012
Joe McCarthy would understand today's Islamophobia.
Aaron Labaree: Counter-Jihad Takes to the “Information Battle-space”September 2012
A look inside Pamela Geller’s 9/11 "Stop Islamization of Nations" conference reveals apocalyptic language, racial paranoia, and surprising links to the political mainstream.
Nora Connor: The Myth of the Muslim Tide and the Search for the ModerateSeptember 2012
Doug Saunders's new book fights fears about “the Islamization of America” with historical and sociological fact, but slippery terminology gets in the way.
Islam and the Arab AwakeningAugust 2012
As Islamists across the Arab World continue to enshrine sharî’a concepts in their constitutions, noted academic Tariq Ramadan asks, are other alternatives available?
Interpreting Shari’aMay 2012
Sadakat Kadri on Muslim and Western ignorance of what Shari'a law really means--and the real concerns that should be targeted.
Heaven on EarthApril 2012
On shari'a, genies and the quest for an ancestor
Postcards from KarachiOctober 2011 Poet and war correspondent Eliza Griswold reports from Pakistan on the killing of Osama bin Laden.
The author of the lauded graphic novel Blankets discusses the influences behind his new book, the effect of 9/11 on his work, and the decline of the superhero in comics.
Nearer to Truth than HistoryJanuary 2011 Reza Aslan on his groundbreaking anthology, the failure to build bridges between the West and Middle East, how poets can help, and the internet can’t.
Listen to the BannedDecember 2010
Just in time for the holidays, a new CD compiles a who’s who of banned musicians from around the world.
The Earth is a MosqueDecember 2010 Two New York City Muslims discuss the Islamic imperative to care for the earth.
Nazi SheikhsMay 2010
The polemicist discusses Tariq Ramadan’s love of extremist sheikhs, Islamism’s ties to Hitler, and the intellectual confusion of liberal journalists.
Black Sheep and Exploding TurbansMay 2010
Europe is struggling to come to terms with its Muslim minority. What are the consequences of the intolerance and the violence for the continent and for literature? Paul Berman and a lauded panel chime in.