Charlie Hebdo pt. 2 & the MTA: the catastrophe continue…

“J’appelle à ne pas verser de l’huile sur le feu,” a dit Dalil Boubakeur, recteur de la grand mosquee de Paris. In other words, don’t add fuel to the fire, especially when it is already particularly incendary, flaming out of control. But once again, French magazine Charlie Hebdo, he of the infamous cover cartoon of Mohammed that … More Charlie Hebdo pt. 2 & the MTA: the catastrophe continue…

Struggling for Song in “No One Knows About Persian Cats”

The other night I watched the film No One Knows About Persian Cats, a 2010 Iranian film released by IFC which, like most foreign films, is completely unknown to American viewers and thus totally dishonored.  The film, which highlights actual Iranian bands as it follows the loosely-scripted real-life story of the band Take It Easy Hospital … More Struggling for Song in “No One Knows About Persian Cats”

There is No Fun in Islam? Charlie Hebdo learns the Hard Way

Is there truly “no fun in Islam?” Is it truly a live without sin and die kind of religion, as the infamous (and certainly depressed) Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran once famously stated? Charlie Hebdo, a French weekly paper, might agree with Khomeini and say that yes, there is no fun in Islam, after the recent … More There is No Fun in Islam? Charlie Hebdo learns the Hard Way