Local groups say it’s essential for people to participate even if they don’t see a racial/ethnic category on the form that fits them.
During the Iran-Iraq war, Baghdad-born oud master Rahim AlHaj was imprisoned and tortured by Saddam Hussein’s government for his political activism. He fled to Jordan and eventually found refuge in the U.S., settling in Albuquerque in 2000, and there he’s continued to preserve and develop the music of the oud—the pear-shaped, double-coursed string instrument at […]
Atorina Zomaya wants to share her family recipes with everybody.
The story itself is less revealing than the telling.
An excerpt from the comics journalism collection Escaping Wars and Waves.
As the 25th Chicago Underground Film Festival approaches, here are ten stand-out features from festivals past.
This adaptation of an Iraq war memoir by a “GI Joe Schmoe” is strangely lifeless.
Also, CPS alters plans to shut down three Englewood high schools over the summer.
Newcomers from five countries discuss the differences between eating here and in their homelands, where they dine out and shop for ingredients, what kinds of adaptations they’ve had to make, and which American foods they’re learning to love.
“She likes them, I don’t.”
Michael Rakowitz’s family recipes are bringing Iraqis and Americans together for free meals in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art.
A major survey of the Iraqi-American, Chicago-based artist finally arrives.
Zaradasht Ahmed’s eye-opening film takes viewers as close as possible into postoccupation Iraq.
DePaul’s Laith Saud describes his American life during a seemingly endless war.
Also, 15 percent of Eli’s Cheesecake employees are war refugees.