Emmet Kowler

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Is "Othello" — With An All-Female Cast — A Feminist Play?

A production of "An Evening With Desdemona and Emilia" starring Cynthia Nixon, Uzo Aduba, and Heather Lind sparked conversations about the contemporary epidemic of violence against women.<p>Some 400 years after Shakespeare conceived a character who kills his wife for believing she's been unfaithful — …

Inside the Met’s Secret Gay Art Collection

At the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Andrew Lear guides our correspondent through a cornucopia of statues and pictures, thrumming with …

Why I’m a Public-School Teacher but a Private-School Parent

It’s not selling out; it’s buying in.<p>Last week, I observed a high-school English class on a campus without bells. The school didn’t need them: Every student showed up for class promptly, and they remained attentive until the last minute—without packing their books early or lining up at the door. …

Education

The Hypocrisy of Celebrating Selma

As politicians mark the 50th anniversary of the march that secured the Voting Rights Act, can they be persuaded to extend its protections?<p>When civil-rights activists converge on Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge next Saturday, they'll have a bigger goal than simply commemorating the 50th anniversary of …

Rights & Freedoms

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Online Life

Iran's Supreme Leader pens open letter to the young people of the West

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iran's Supreme Leader has written a letter in English asking Western youths not to judge Islam based on the Charlie Hebdo terror attacks, in a message published on the cleric's website and Twitter account.<p>In the post, titled "To the Youth in Europe and North America," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei …

South Asia

Are All Terrorists Muslims? It’s Not Even Close

What percentage of terror attacks in the United States and Europe are committed by Muslims? Guess. Nope. Guess again. And again...<p>“Not all Muslims …

America’s perfect, self-sustaining terror machine: Why we’re forever doomed to a national security state

Decades after the Cold War, fear of foreign enemies real and imagined still dictates American foreign policy<p>As 2015 begins, let’s take a trip down memory lane. Imagine that it’s January 1963. For the last three years, the United States has unsuccessfully faced off against a small island in the …

Why Islam forbids images of Mohammed

<b>(CNN) —</b> French officials are still trying to determine what caused gunmen to attack a satirical magazine in Paris, killing 12 people. But, according to French media, the gunmen yelled, "We have avenged the Prophet!" as they stormed the office.<p>Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine attacked on …

Islam

Lebanon imposes rules limiting entry of Syrian refugees

Lebanon issues new border restrictions for refugees, meaning Syrians will now need a visa to enter country<p>In a new blow for the millions of refugees from the Syrian conflict, Lebanon imposed new restrictions on its borders on Monday to limit the flood of people pouring into the country.<p>For the …

Harry Potter and the Torah of Terror

Author J.K. Rowling says all religions are present at her beloved wizard school—except Wiccans.<p>Back in December, and just in time for Hanukkah, J.K. …

“The memories of fear are engraved in their blood”: A family’s life in the rubble of Gaza

Months after Israel’s latest invasion, the Awajahs are searching for a home — and a recognition of their humanity<p>Rubble. That’s been the one constant for the Awajah family for as long as I’ve known them.<p>Four months ago, their home was demolished by the Israeli military -- and it wasn’t the first …