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Maybe There’s a Devil : Salman Rushdie Comes to DC

“The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still.” Walking into a packed house of excited and anxious people at the Historic Sixth & I Synagogue in Washington, DC, I couldn’t help but feel a little uneasy to know that all of this fervor and anticipation was for Salman […]

Chris Brown Beats Up Rihanna Gets Slap on Wrist

He did this: And got this: A plea deal has been reached in the assault case against Chris Brown, defense attorney Mark Geragos said in a hearing Monday. Under terms of the agreement, Brown will serve five years of probation. The singer was in court Monday over charges related to his argument with girlfriend Rihanna […]

President Obama’s Cairo Speech Reminded Me of Alaa Al Aswany’s ‘Chicago’

Chicago is about a group of young Egyptian medical students who come to the University of Illinois at Chicago and are faced with political, religious, and cultures battles as they prepare for the arrival of an un-named Egyptian President to the Windy City. The book tackles many cultural, political, and religious issues alluded to in […]

Pixar Proves You Can Go UP! But Never Back

Watching UP! today reminded me of a story in Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine. Mr. Fredrickson meets Mrs. Bentley: You can only be what you are here and now. Where is my comfort zone? A simple place to call my own ‘Cause everything I wanna be Comes crashing down on me And it don‘t show up […]

The Kite Runner Set to the Tunes of Bowling For Soup

This is somewhere between bisyaar cute and bisyaar lame, but I guess that’s what makes it perfect for Youtube. The best part though, was hearing the original Bowling for Soup lyrics in the background.