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TV Show Review: HBO's The Brink

As a longtime observer of the US-India-Pakistan triangle, I was intrigued when HBO released a new show this summer about… the US-India-Pakistan triangle.  Despite the importance of this combustible, nuclear trigger alert three way relationship for the rest of the world, this is a novel concept in television, and even more so for it to be a comedy.   329 more words


Omar Sharif wasn’t the only Muslim actor famous in America. Here are 5 others

Omar Sharif, the much beloved Egyptian-born Hollywood actor and co-star of “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Doctor Zhivago,” two of the most acclaimed films of all time, died Friday. 233 more words


Successful and unsung!

Indian Muslims in the U.S. are secular, progressive and successful, but rarely does one see anything written on them either in India or the U.S. The reason may be simple enough, they mix well and contribute to the India-US relations in their own way. 32 more words

The Dean Obeidallah Show: Charleston church attack was terrorism

Last Wednesday night we learned about the horrific attack on a famed black church in Charleston, South Carolina that resulted in the death of nine African-Americans. 533 more words

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HBO's 'The Brink' Is a Slow Boil, But Worth the Wait

The odd thing about reviewing new television shows — which your film editor is occasionally lucky enough to do — is that you end up binge-watching shows that aren’t intended to be seen that way. 774 more words


Jack Black, Aasif Mandvi on Balancing Geopolitics and Comedy in HBO's 'The Brink'

The creators and cast of the HBO show “The Brink” discussed balancing comedy and drama, and tackling serious issues with a wink at the show’s premiere at the Paramount Theater on Monday. 465 more words