Beenish Ahmed

Beenish Ahmed appears in the following:

Learning — And Unlearning — To Be An 'Ambassador' For Islam

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Since she was a little girl, Beenish Ahmed has felt called on to represent all Muslims in an often Islamophobic country. But how?


Henry Dumas Wrote About Black People Killed By Cops. Then He Was Killed By A Cop

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Dumas was a rising heavyweight black writer when a white cop shot and killed him in 1968. In the age of Black Lives Matter, it's an almost eerie story of a black life lost.


A Mother's Beloved Cooking, A Daughter's Bittersweet Inheritance

Sunday, June 15, 2014

My mom cooks in a makeshift kitchen in the garage because she doesn't want the smell of simmering onions — the start of most of her dishes — to settle into the walls of our house. Even when there's a foot of snow on the ground, I find her there ...


In Pakistan, It's Not Just Soldiers With PTSD

Friday, November 08, 2013

Noor Khan traveled more than three hours through treacherous mountain roads from his remote village of Bajaur to the city of Peshawar in northwestern Pakistan. He makes the journey every few months in an effort to quiet the whirring he hears in his head.

The 27-year-old farmer has family and ...


'Tweet Seats' Come To Theaters, But Can Patrons Plug In Without Tuning Out?

Monday, December 12, 2011

It's standard practice for theaters to request that patrons turn off their electronic devices before a show begins, and common courtesy for theater-goers to oblige ... until now.

Some theaters have started to offer special "tweet seats" from which audience members can follow a play-by-play thread of information about a ...