Islam

2:35pm

Thu May 14, 2015
Bay Area Beats

Bay Area Beats: Tyson Amir

 

Islam has a rich artistic heritage of architecture, design, music, painting, and poetry. Muslim poets like Rumi and Hafez are famous for a depth and beauty that defies time. Today, that poetic tradition is still strong. It's kept alive in what many may perhaps consider an unlikely place—urban America, through the genre of hip hop.

 

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8:45am

Tue January 27, 2015
Digest

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A pedestrian walks past an ad for a luxury watch near Union Square in increasingly wealthy San Francisco
Leah Millis / San Francisco Chronicle

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, curated by KALW news:

Psychology studies suggest rising wealth means more jerks in S.F. // SF Gate

"If it seems that San Franciscans are getting more entitled and self-absorbed, a series of psychology studies performed at UC Berkeley indicates there could be a scientific reason: the city’s increasing wealth.

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6:31pm

Wed January 14, 2015
Arts & Culture

"Roads of Arabia": touring the ancient birthplace of Islam at the Asian Art Museum

 

The world is united in grief over recent attacks on French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. Meanwhile, Muslims are facing violence in the aftermath. Many have denounced it, including the family of a Muslim police officer killed by the gunmen. And many Muslims say what’s needed is a dialogue between civilizations to understand each other on a human level. One way to do that is through sharing ancient art.

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1:00pm

Fri October 31, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Spiritual Edge: News roundup for 10.31.14

 

It’s Halloween! Trick or treating, and parties are the usual ways to celebrate, but a group of Wiccans in San Jose have a different idea, according to the San Jose Mercury News. They’re honoring Samhain, “a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the "darker half" of the year.”

 

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12:00am

Thu April 10, 2014

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