In honor of both LGBTQ Pride Month and Ramadan, video maker Dylan Marron has launched a new weekly web series called “Extreme(ly Queer) Muslims.” Every Monday in June, Marron will sit down with a guest to explore issues that relate to the queer Muslim community. In this first episode, he chats with Muneer Panjwani about intersecting forms of oppression and why chewy cookies are better than crunchy ones. Here’s the trailer for the rest of the series:
One of my mottoes is that the important thing about tech isn't what it does, it's who it does it to, and who it does it for; this is especially important in discussions of "smart city" tech, which can easily be turned to systems of population-scale surveillance, control and oppression.
Sinead O’Connor, the troubled Irish singer of such fantastic songs as “Nothing Compares 2 U” (penned by Prince), “Mandinka,” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” announced that she has converted to Islam and changed her name to Shuhada’ Davitt. Her Twitter icon shows the Nike logo with the words “Wear a Hijab / Just Do It.” […]
In a new comic series for BuzzFeed, writer Zain Alam and artist Jason Adam Katzenstein share some basic tips on how not to be an asshole to your friends, classmates, or colleagues who are observing Ramadan this month (the Muslim month of fasting lasts from May 26 to June 24 this year). You can see […]
“The guitar has a kind of grit and excitement possessed by nothing else.” – Brian May If someone was assigned to turn raw sexiness into an actual, physical real-world object, it would have to be a guitar. The sound. The fit. The swagger. The allure. The longing. It’s all right there in 38 inches and […]
There was already enough concern about the healthy state of our drinking water before COVID-19. And while there’s no evidence that the coronavirus has ever been detected in the water supply, the general sense of fear surrounding any type of contamination is obviously at a fever pitch everywhere. Contaminants like lead, chromium, arsenic, copper, mercury, […]
Allergies are brutal, affecting about 30 percent of all American adults. While many only saddle sufferers with mild irritations like coughing, sneezing, a runny nose or watering eyes, some symptoms can be even more intrusive and significantly more painful. Sinus pressure is one of those unholy side effects, causing a pain that can stretch from […]