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Understanding Islam
Steve Moore's latest play makes a pilgrimage to the truth of a misunderstood faith
"...country never felt any pressing need to think about Islam, much less comprehend it. Sure, it rose from the..."

Nov. 10, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

On Her Shoulders
A refugee's quiet advocacy is a tale of true heroism
"...survivor. A member of the Yazidi faith – a pre-Islam religion whose practitioners are frequently the subject of religious..."

Nov. 2, 2018 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Wadjda
In this first Saudi Arabian film ever directed by a woman, much is revealed about the reality of life for women there via its story of a 10-year-old girl who wants a bicycle.
"...in Persepolis, whose Western-loving lifestyle is uprooted by Iran’s Islamic Revolution, or the young women in Jafar Panahi’s Offside,..."

Oct. 18, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies
This French box-office sensation is a send-up of Sixties spy films.
"...antipathy over a looming Suez canal crisis and radical Islam was just getting warmed up, the French Office of..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

It's a Tough Subject to Speak On...
Author Nonie Darwish talked at UT about Islam and anti-Semetism in the Middle East
"...How do you reconcile that with your beliefs on Islam?" To which Darwish replied, "Well, I don't see any..."

March 31, 2008 News Post by Matt Martinez

The AggreGAYtor: September 24
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...Islam gets a boost, the Emmys get loose, and Texas..."

Sept. 24, 2013 Qmmunity Post

TV Eye
The "Portraits of Islam" film fest and, of course, Buffy.
"...film festival on the Sundance Channel titled "Portraits of Islam," which airs later this month. Now, I have no..."

May 2, 2003 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

A Woman's Place Is in the Mosque
AFS Doc Night: 'The Light in Her Eyes'
"...Here's a film about women and Islam that's bound to push a few Western buttons and..."

Sept. 14, 2012 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Muhammad Was a Punk Rocker
How a fictional music genre blossomed into a real movement
"...other is the documentary TAQWACORE: The Birth of Punk Islam by Omar Majeed. It is a record of the..."

March 12, 2010 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Telling the Muslims What They Must Do
"...Dear Editor, Prominent Islamic clerics demand the execution of Afghani Abdul Rahman for..."

March 27, 2006 Postmarks

Eve of Destruction
Lawrence Wright on 'The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9 / 11'
"...and the Road to 9/11, a history of the Islamist movement and al Qaeda up to the attacks on..."

Aug. 11, 2006 Books Feature by Taylor Holland

Anti-Sharia Bill Dead, but Sentiment Alive
HB 562 unlikely to make it out of the House, but the Islamophobia behind it is here to stay
"...to "ask representatives from the Muslim community to renounce Islamic terrorist groups and publicly announce allegiance to America and..."

May 22, 2015 News Feature by Dina Samir Shehata

Don’t Go Away Mad!
Zimmerman’s Immigrant Affairs nominee withdraws
"...American refugees as “bio-weapons” and advocating the banning of Islam and the destruction of mosques...."

April 15, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Kneeling Down at Noon
The Mary Moody Northen Theatre's Kneeling Down at Noon is a thoughtful and deeply humane drama that considers the way Islam informs the lives and actions of various characters
"...That faith, as suggested by the play's title, is Islam, and its principles and practices are, in a sense,..."

Nov. 17, 2006 Arts Review by Robert Faires

TV Eye
Keeping one eye on television and the other on pop culture.
"...in the series. A special edition of Now, titled "Islam vs. Islam" takes a look at the complex history..."

July 5, 2002 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Dancing About Architecture
Austin versus Islam, Freedom and Justice (Records) for all, and that damn Ray Benson again.
"...What do you get when you cross Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan with a calypso album? A: Trust..."

Jan. 28, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Malcolm, Movement, Memory
With subjects that range from Malcolm X to choreographer Alvin Ailey, Orlando Bagwell's documentaries depict the African-American -- as well as American -- experience.
"...Produced," perfectly captures the existing 'geist.) Even before embracing Islam, squaring off with the "white devil," and subsequently enlarging..."

Oct. 1, 1999 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Calling for Division
The Final Call Preaches Both Harmony and Hostility
"...newspaper of Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. Dated November 8, the issue I bought was almost..."

Nov. 10, 1995 News Column

The Image Book
Godard's final experiment is more thesis and installation than film
"...his determination to separate out the Middle East from Islam, and Islam from terrorism, is a nuance all too..."

March 8, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam
Not many people can say they created a music movement out of thin air
"...Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk IslamLorber Films, $19.95..."

Sept. 9, 2011 Screens Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Dis-Harmony From the Right
Austin ISD gets caught in right-wing fight over Turkish programs
"...of course, the religion in question happens to be Islam. During the recent legislative session, GOP hardliners were willing..."

July 15, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Showcases
Friday
"...they have since 1979. – Greg Beets Heavy Metal Islam..."

March 20, 2009 Music Feature

Naked City
Muslims gather at the Capitol, while clerics swap pulpits on Sunday
"...At the state Capitol, people of the Islamic faith from around the state converged on the second..."

Sept. 17, 2004 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Austin @ Large: Austin At Large
An Austin political response to the New York bombing
"...have said was a reference to the Nation of Islam. For the record, whatever controversies surround the Nation as..."

Sept. 21, 2001 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Malcolm X
"...in which he comes to accept the Nation of Islam and the teachings of Elijah Muhammad; 3) his years..."

Nov. 20, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Hate Crime at Austin Mosque?
APD investigating three incidents at North Austin Muslim Community Center
"...in its parking lot in mid-August. The center's Imam Islam Mossaad told me the culprit also urinated on one..."

Sept. 21, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

London Mayor Sadiq Khan for SXSW
Trailblazing politician to deliver keynote speech
"...he got the ban lifted that barred Nation of Islam founder Louis Farrakhan from entering the UK). After three..."

Nov. 8, 2017 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

SBOE Evades an Initial Vote on Social Studies Books
Right-wing claims books too pro-Islam, promote Communist values
"...in Texas Textbooks Coalition criticized the books for glorifying Islam and not portraying it as a violent religion. Allowed..."

Nov. 19, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

Alif the Unseen
Maps to the Middle East: 'Alif the Unseen'
"...going to write a fantasy thriller that takes modern Islamic computer hackers fighting against State-based repression and entangles that..."

June 15, 2012 Books Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Point Austin: Learning From Experience
The things they won't tell you in Texas schools
"...that Texas public school textbooks are too favorable toward Islam and biased against Chris­tianity, and therefore the board needs..."

Sept. 24, 2010 News Column by Michael King

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