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Muslim participants of different backgrounds who participated in an audience study said they identify with Kamala Khan, also known as Ms. Marvel, because she’s connected both to her ancestral culture and her American one. (Daniel McFadden/Marvel Studios 2022)

Why Ms. Marvel matters so much to Muslim, South Asian fans

Because of the demanding ways in which they use their voices, performers have increased risks of voice injuries. Canadian singer Michael Bublé underwent vocal cord surgery in 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Why professional singers and actors often don’t seek treatment for vocal illness

Singers and actors are more likely to have voice injuries, but less likely to report them or seek treatment due to stigma and fears that it may affect their career.
Canada geese and mallards at sunset, laser-etched with a pattern from sections of mosaic design of the Imam Mosque in Isfahan, Iran, seen in ‘Mallards Reeds’ by artist Soheila Esfahani. (Soheila Kolahdouz Esfahani)

Contemporary Muslim artists continue to adapt Islamic patterns to challenge ideas about fixed culture

As Islamic geometric patterns and arabesque designs have migrated globally, they’ve been adapted, and may not even be recognized as bearing the influence of Islamic societies.
Anastasia Parshkova holds a poster reading ‘Thou shalt not kill,’ outside Christ the Saviour Cathedral, in Moscow, on March 15, 2022. She was later arrested. (Feminist Anti-War Resistance)

Russia’s feminists protest the war with stickers, posters, performance and graffiti

Writing graffiti on bank notes, postering cities and crying on public transit are some ways members of the Feminist Anti-War Resistance in Russia are speaking against propaganda.

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