Bilal Qureshi appears in the following:
Friday, October 02, 2015
As an art student, Shahzia Sikander used her region's miniature painting tradition to tell the story of a modern Pakistani woman. Now her work has moved beyond the page into animation and video.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Though she's made careful study of the history of South Asian music, Zeb Bangash's career defies easy assumptions about art and Islam.
Monday, August 03, 2015
Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Filmmaker Satyajit Ray earned a lifetime achivement Oscar for his beloved Apu Trilogy, released between 1955 and 1959. Badly damaged by fire, the original negatives have now been restored.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
With its flashy swagger and quotable one-liners, Empire, the Fox series about a black music label, has become a cultural phenomenon. A watch party in D.C., had just as much.
Monday, February 09, 2015
Abderrahmane Sissako's film was inspired by the seizure of the Malian city by Islamist fighters in 2012. It has won international accolades with its lyrical beauty and critique of religious extremism.
Monday, January 19, 2015
David Oyelowo talks about playing Martin Luther King Jr. in the Oscar-nominated film Selma — as well as the LBJ controversy, slavery and how he learned about what it's like to be black in America.
Saturday, January 03, 2015
The new Russian film Leviathan chronicles one man's struggle against a greedy mayor confiscating his property, providing an epic and timely portrait of Russian society.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Study after study reveals that women remain underrepresented in film, both on screen and off. But film festivals can play a role in closing the gap.
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Bolivar liberated six countries from Spanish rule in the early 19th century. A new film about his life features epic battles, rousing speeches and stunning landscapes in the spirit of Braveheart.
Monday, July 28, 2014
The transition from one part of the world to another is filled with anticipation, conflict and drama. These trips can herald life-changing transformations for families seeking out better lives.
Monday, July 28, 2014
The militant group threatens to kill parents who immunize their children. As a result, polio has come roaring back in Pakistan. Eradication now hinges on whether the country can control the virus.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Ayad Akhtar plumbs his past to grapple with what it means to be Muslim in America. While some accuse him of airing dirty laundry, Akhtar uses such questions not just for rupture but also for renewal.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The Immigrant and Zinda Bhaag are idea-driven films that delve into the global arc of migration from different corners of the world.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Kasem hosted one of the country's most popular countdown shows for four decades. (This piece originally aired June 15, 2014, on Weekend Edition.)
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Casey Kasem, the countdown king of music radio and the voice of Scooby-Doo's Shaggy, has died at 82, his publicist confirmed Sunday.
Kasem hosted American Top 40 for four decades. He presented the week's hits with a sincerity and authority that made him essential listening for million of Americans ...
Monday, June 02, 2014
BookCon planners knew the event would be filled with panels, author stalking and autograph opps for the Twitter set. What they didn't anticipate was a firestorm over their all-white lineup.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
For the past decade Pakistan has faced war, political instability and the rise of religious extremism. But those crises have fueled a new generation of Pakistani writers and artists.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Filmmaker Asghar Farhadi became one of the world's most recognized Iranian artists when his movie A Separation won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film two years ago.
But he's not the sort of artist bent on addressing his nation's tumultuous relationship with the West through his work. He's more ...
Friday, November 29, 2013
Rome is often called the Eternal City, and generations of filmmakers from around the world have sought to capture its enduring beauty on screen.
The new film The Great Beauty is the latest, a picture that casts Rome itself in the title role. After playing to critical acclaim in Europe, ...