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Guava Island Movie Review

By Talia Basma Directed by Hiro Murai Released 2019 Who would have thunk it? Amazon released Guava Island and only had 55 minutes to leave an impact. And the best thing is they accomplished their mission.  The movie is about

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Call Me Bobby: The Politics of Naming

By Teja Dusanapudi Smiling, happy, and picturesque, the faces of the Brady Bunch are icons of the 1970s to many, but perhaps to none more so than Piyush Jindal, watching the family participate in zany antics and heartfelt resolutions within

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South Asian Artists in Hip Hop

By Teja Dusanapudi So says Anik Khan in his breakout song “Big Fax,” lounging on cars and rapping about “mixing up the masla with the militant,” while a woman in a magenta sari tosses a mango and smiles knowingly at

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Miram Madrese

By Kiana Borjian first day of “Women in Islamicate Societies:” Why are you taking this class? I begin swirling like the dervishes my mother is named for: Sufi plus an “e” I am jealous of her name – the way

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Diaspora Dysphoria

By Kimia Akbari I’m floating by in twilight anesthesiaas Disgraceland overtly stares backfrom a distance;watching the jousting matchOf sufi mystics above polluted cloudswith the cypress-figured lady who givesscarlet poppies, I’m enchanted.I envy these midnight archersI have tried their dancebut I

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