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Happy 2020! On Our Podcast: Earth Goes Kaboom, Thanks to Trump

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Thanks to Trump, our planet is set to turn into a cataclysmic, apocalyptic political and military disaster. Happy 2020! And welcome to our weekly podcast.
Ramy

For Quality Cultural Diplomacy, Watch Hulu’s ‘Ramy’

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With laughter and understanding across religions and culture, 'Ramy' is the future -- for the next generation and beyond.

Five Reasons We Should Pay Attention to Egypt

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A certain country has a lot to teach us about #NotMyPresident, blackface, revolution and mummies.

Bringing Home the World: The Daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey

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Gorgeous, detailed daguerreotypes of Mediterranean architecture from a previously unknown pioneer of early photography.

Can Divan Orchestra Bring Peace to the Middle East?

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Reflections on a "project against ignorance" for young Arab and Israeli musicians.

Jamal Khashoggi and the Death of American Decency

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Action with dark or selfish intent is troubling. Indifference in the face of injustice is evil.

Maz Jobrani Uses Comedy to Tell the Immigrant Story

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Why Donald Trump is bad for comedy and what makes a good joke.

Grote Expectations: A New Musical Heralds the Power of Story

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"I’m partial to the guillotine as a device," the playwright said.

Trump Should Just Hire Cheney If He’s Going to Act Like...

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If you're going to betray your voters, then stop hiring knockoffs and get Darth Vader himself.

Navigating History, Religion in ‘The Last Watchman of Old Cairo’

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Why take time to read a book about time? For quiet revelations and epiphanies.

30 International Artists You Should Track During 2018

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They are global spitfires -- artists making a difference -- and they are producing hope.

In Broadway’s Gentlest Musical, Hope Strikes Up the “Band”

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Egyptian musicians and Israeli townspeople find music and connections beyond politics.

In Dubai, Architect Rem Koolhaas Sees Art in Concrete

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The galleries of Al Quoz in Dubai: little seen by the UAE's 15 million annual visitors.

Qatar Dispute Plays Out at Ancient Pyramids of Sudan

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For the Beja people, Sudan's pyramids are a crucial part of the economic ecology.

US Strike on Syria: Meaningless, Impotent, Illegitimate?

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The lame and awkward gesture raises questions about U.S. intentions.

Let’s Not Shut Up and Dance

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A pro-Trump nation is not safe. Let's prepare the next generation of American artists.

Welcome to Bet Hatikva: “The Band’s Visit”

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What an enticing world-music-like original cast CD this one is going to be.

Liberty, Equality, Atrocity: Paris in a Time of Terror

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The French state has committed its own share of crimes against its Arabic citizens.

“Oslo”: A Lost Middle East Peace

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The characters exist in this imagined scenario but not necessarily the actual dialog.

A War Criminal Slow Jams the “News”

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Have you noticed how corporate media works to entertain and indoctrinate you with the government’s rendition of news rather than the real news? And...
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And I Thought, ‘Something Just Broke’

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Systemic change will be difficult until we cut out and complete irradiate the Trumpist cancer from our diseased body politic. So we fight.