On Sunday evening Mahershala Ali took home his second Oscar in three years, wining for best supporting actor for "Green Book." In the film, he portrays classical pianist Don Shirley who, in the early … [Read more...]
About the MOST Story Bank ...
The MOST Story Bank is a live archive of stories on the most current events, people and cultural perspectives of Muslims in America and around the world. With writers in mind, MOST carefully selects story-driven news from the most reputable published sources.
Funded partially through a National Endowment for the Arts’ Art Works grant and affiliated with the Mosaics: Muslim Voices in America, American Griot is a new play premiering in Chicago this month … [Read more...]
Roswell, New Mexico creator Carina Adly Mackenzie talks to Entertainment Weekly about her personal experiences which helped "shaped her perspective and therefore the show’s". Here's a snippet … [Read more...]
Funnyman Mo Amer tells NPR that when he was nine, he left his home in Kuwait with his mother and sister. "It was a tough time. We fled war in Kuwait and we ended up in Houston, Texas." When he was … [Read more...]
“It’s very hard to be a female filmmaker in Hollywood, that is for sure,” says writer-director Lena Khan, whose parents hail from India and eventually settled in Los Angeles. “I think they feel like … [Read more...]
Netflix is currently streaming a UAE-produced Arabic TV show called Justice. According to Deadline Hollywood, the series follows real cases from the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. Its lead character … [Read more...]
According to a new report from the Washington Post, "Researchers have found again and again that coverage of Muslims in the American and global media is predominantly negative.... U.S. newspapers … [Read more...]
Fans -- often women and often Muslim -- often come up to G. Willow Wilson, the writer says, to tell her how Ms. Marvel (i.e. Kamala Khan) is the reason they became comics fans at all. Daily Beast … [Read more...]
Comedian Maysoon Zayid, who is of Palestinian descent and has cerebral palsy, tells the New York Times that her 2014 TED Talk not only became the most-watched TED Talk that year but it drastically … [Read more...]