June 2014

Oh Tyrant…

June 24, 2014

I have a confession to make: Although I know that some people use the movie True Lies as an example of when Hollywood portrays Muslims/Arabs in an offensive manner, I like that movie and will watch it if I come across it while flipping the channels on the TV. I can’t help it, I find […]

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Glenn Greenwald and the Surveillance State

June 22, 2014

Several years ago, David Simon, creator of the HBO show The Wire spoke at UC Berkeley in a talk titled “The Audacity of Despair”. In the lecture, Simon discussed the role of journalists and how they have been failing to ask the “Why” of a story and not playing the role that the public needs […]

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Watching A Film About Coffee. Literally.

June 7, 2014

“You’re standing in line to watch a film about drinking coffee?” the lady asked. She had been walking up and down the line that had formed outside of the Castro Theater in San Francisco asking for money and by the time she got to my friend and me, she realized what we were all standing […]

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It’s (not yet) Ramadan!

June 1, 2014

The month of Ramadan is coming up. It starts around June 28th/29th according to the Islamic calendar, which follows a lunar cycle with each new month beginning and ending with the sighting of a new moon.* Sometimes, Ramadan does this thing where it creeps up. Then there’s that last minute, trying to get your head […]

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