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Calendar, Night&Day Not Disoriented

Not Disoriented

Who’s the biggest diva at ReOrient, the 10-year-old Middle Eastern theater festival? The monthlong fest of short plays features some sweepingly grand talent among its many playwrights. Is it Betty Shamieh, revered Arab-American author of Tamam? MacArthur Fellows (also known…
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Culture, Stage Fundamentally Flawed

Fundamentally Flawed

In the mid-1990s, Egyptian-American actor-comedian Ahmed Ahmed got his first big break when he was offered a part in the Hollywood movie Executive Decision. He was excited about working alongside the likes of Halle Berry and Kurt Russell, but he…
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Culture, Stage

Slow Falling Bird

From Victoria Brittain and Gillian Slovo's Guantánamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom to Yussef El Guindi's Back of the Throat, the treatment of Middle Eastern detainees and refugees following the 9/11 fallout has been a favorite theme on Bay Area…
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Calendar, Night&Day Facing East

Facing East

All around the city, yellow posters reading "San Francisco Is a Hate-Free Zone" have sprouted on storefronts. While the signs are a useful way to resist a backlash against Arab-Americans and Muslims, perhaps a better way to connect across cultures…
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