Arts

Salma Hayek posing in front of city skyline (© AP Images)

Arab Americans who have made a difference

Arab influences can be found throughout America, from actors to scientists. Meet some of the Arab Americans making a positive mark.
Ayad Akhtar sitting with hands folded on table (© Nina Subin)

American playwright explores his Muslim roots

Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Ayad Akhtar first struggled to find success, then found his voice by incorporating his religion into his work.
Man looking out window (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Actor Faran Tahir, fighting Muslim stereotypes, looks for the humanity in...

Faran Tahir, who is Muslim, has earned a reputation for pushing back against negative stereotypes.
Three musicians playing instruments in studio (Courtesy of Dosti Music Project)

Across tense borders, 10 musicians explore a new sound [video]

Ten musicians were selected to participate in the Dosti Music Project, which unites artists and sounds from India, Pakistan and the U.S.

Terror victims speak out in ‘Hear Our Voices’

This powerful short film focuses on the stories of terror victims from around the world told in their own words.

How do these artisans with limited Internet sell so much online?

Kenyan entrepreneur Catherine Mahugu's Soko e-commerce platform offers women artisans access to the global market with only a mobile phone.