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2009-02-03 10:00:00

Screenings accompanied by live performances from Azar Nafisi, Dean Obeidallah, and other artists WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Islamic Congress (AIC) announces the second annual DC Muslim Film Festival with movies from across the Muslim world highlighting "Art under Fire." Screenings at five local universities are being organized by AIC's campus initiative, Project Nur, and run between February 13th-March 12th (complete details at: www.MuslimFilm.org). "Muslim...

2008-01-03 18:00:11

By DEBRA CURTIS IT IS PROBABLY a good idea, right off the bat, to tell you a bit about myself. I am a cultural anthropologist, a mother of 9-year- old twin girls, and the wife of a doctor. My research focuses on how popular culture influences sexuality. When I was younger I was not seduced by pop culture. Some may find that hard to believe. Trust me when I tell you, as an anthropologist who fully understands the constraining aspects of culture, that I lived on the edges of normative...

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