Abou Naddara

I had the good fortune to interview the Abou Naddara film collective about their work in Syria. This is an anonymous, underground group of self-taught filmmakers—the majority of whose members are women—that has managed to capture the social and human dimensions of war with an intimacy that is almost never seen …

Honored by Southern Vermont College

On May 9, 2015, Southern Vermont College, which is an extraordinary college with a just and noble mission, awarded me an honorary degree …

Why Do They Hate Us?

The venerable magazine The Nation is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. (Happy Anniversary!) They asked me to contribute to an extraordinary …

War Stories

I wrote a review essay for The Progressive on Phil Klay’s short story collection Redeployment and Sinan Antoon’s novel The Corpse Washer. …

Spied on for Being Muslim

(I wrote this comment for The Nation) There is a grocery store near my apartment in Brooklyn called the NSA Food Markets …