Produced by the English Touring Theatre, a new British adaptation of Othello reworks the possibility that the Moor of Venice was actually an observant Muslim. The play has been re-tooled for this … [Read more...]
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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.
Initially television producer Dick Wolf ("Law & Order") had in mind a Latino actor to play the co-lead on his new show "FBI" (Tuesdays at 9pm on CBS) but an agent for Zeeko Zaki slipped him the … [Read more...]
Forbes reports that Insomniac Game’s new Spider-Man video game is not only taking the world by storm but holds significant advancements in representation for the Muslim faith and customs. This was … [Read more...]
In this piece for Elle, activist and journalist Amani Al-Khatahtbeh (creator of the influential blog MuslimGirl) interviewed four working actresses (of Middle East and Muslim backgrounds) on their … [Read more...]
Born to Pakistani immigrants in the northwest London enclave of Wembley, Rizwan Ahmed is a mega accomplished actor, hip-hop artist and activist. As the New York Times says, "He is like someone who … [Read more...]
Move over the Bechdel Test, enter The Riz Test. Named after activist, musician and actor Riz Ahmed, the Riz Test is designed to measure Muslim representation in film and television using a "simple … [Read more...]
Contemporary Muslim Fashions at San Francisco's de Young museum is said to be the first major exhibit exploring Islamic culture within a fashion context. The show runs through Jan. 6 and, according to … [Read more...]
Though there have been previous instances of Muslim women taking part in the qualifying rounds of the Miss England pageant, this year 20-year old-law student Sara Iftekhar became the first hijabi … [Read more...]
A new study from Biola University has found that television characters of Middle Eastern and North African descent are often written stereotypically or are even ignored on screen, and that the few … [Read more...]