Writing

The Huffington Post:

Let Rumi Be Played By A Middle Easterner!, June 23, 2016

 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Now I’m a second-class citizen, December 17, 2015

My first Ashura in Iran, November 23, 2013 (PDF)

My Iran and the Iran of my family, February 12, 2012 (PDF)

All-American Muslim: TLC’s new show, November 20, 2011 (PDF)

My new Twitter friend teases out the Muslim in me, July 10, 2011 (PDF)

Muslim-American is what I am, September 5, 2010 (PDF)

Saturday Diary: Iranians hope to shake off the cold and seize their new year, March 20, 2010 (PDF)

Low-budget filmmaker bemoans indie movie industry, October 23, 2009 (PDF)

Movie Review: ‘Unmistaken Child’, September 3, 2009 (PDF)

Performing classical music is liberating for group of Iranian women, August 27, 2009 (PDF)

Quantum Theatre’s ’36 Views’ offers alternate existences, July 30, 2009 (PDF)

‘Big Man Japan’ tells intimate anti-superhero story, July 23, 2009 (PDF)

Iranian writers to unveil stories at reading program, July 20, 2009 (PDF)

‘Three Monkeys’ script takes suspense out of thriller, July 16, 2009 (PDF)

Internet allows many to share grief over pop star, July 8, 2009 (PDF)

Three Rivers Regatta: Pittsburgh’s summer officially arrived, July 2, 2009 (PDF)

Iranian election protests like ‘reliving the revolution’, June 29, 2009 *Front page story (PDF)

Iranian women standing up for rights, June 24, 2009 *Front page story (PDF)

Ligonier home tour features welcoming rustic refuge, June 20, 2009 (PDF)

Students protest Iranian election, June 19, 2009 *Includes video component (PDF)

Iranians here find election tally hard to believe, June 17, 2009 *Front page story (PDF)

Abbreviated arts festival comes to a close, June 15, 2009 *Front page story (PDF)

‘Shall We Kiss’ teases, then tumbles, June 12, 2009 (PDF)

Facebook brings big changes to Iran politics, June 8, 2009 *Front page story (PDF)

Pride Week here continues to raise awareness forty years after the Stonewall uprising, June 8, 2009 (PDF)

Muslims here laud Obama’s speech in Cairo, June 5, 2009 (PDF)

Compelling ‘Garden’ plows into social issues, June 4, 2009 (PDF)

‘New Muslim Cool’ documents the conversion of a former drug dealer, May 28, 2009 (PDF)

Movie Review: ‘Lemon Tree’, May 22, 2009 (PDF)

 

Roll Call:

Judiciary Panel Delays Work on Gun Bills, February 28, 2013 (PDF)

First Sandy Disaster Relief Bill Sent to the President, January 4 2013 (PDF)

House Rebuffs Effort to Pass Bill to Restrict D.C. Abortions, July 31, 2012 (PDF)

Once More, With Feeling, May 23, 2012 (PDF)

Heard on the Hill: Steve King Steamed Over Shower Restrictions, Oct. 27, 2011 (PDF)

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Rep. Markey’s Soft Spot for Sea Lions, Oct. 6, 2011 (PDF)

Muslim Staffers Host Eid Reception Wednesday, September 12, 2011 (PDF)

Hill Staffers Commemorate Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks, September 9, 2011 (PDF)

Hillary Clinton Pushes Post-9/11 Muslim Outreach, September 8, 2011 (PDF)

Ellison, Carson Among Attendees at White House Iftar, August 9, 2011 (PDF)

 

Sunlight Foundation:

Leadership from both parties intervene in campaign between insider and outsider, April 26, 2010

As money race tightens, Driehaus leans on the DC fundraising circuit, April 23, 2010

Financial reform lobbyists host fundraiser for Senators, April 22, 2010

Candidates hope to win Dodd’s Senate seat, April 21, 2010

Charlie Rangel off the DC party circuit?, April 13, 2010

Obama to raise money for Boxer in tight Senate race, April 8, 2010

As Pa. primary nears, fundraising is keystone for Specter, challengers, April 7, 2010

Bachmann, Palin fundraise against health care bill, April 5, 2010

Spring break for pols: Raising money outside DC, April 2, 2010

Princella Smith fundraises; hopes to be youngest member of Congress, March 31, 2010

Petroleum association pumps for Doc Hastings, March 30, 2010

Challengers for Congress party like incumbents, March 24, 2010

As earmark season approaches, appropriators hold and host fundraisers, March 18, 2010

Acting chair of Ways and Means steps out on the party circuit, March 17, 2010

Lobbyists with big-name clients host fundraiser for Lungren, March 11, 2010

More parties for CO Reps by earmark seeking lobbyist, March 9, 2010

Health care lobbyists fundraise for Kilroy, March 3, 2010

Mo’ money, no problems, February 26, 2010

Grayson is going to Disney World, February 24, 2010

Earmark seeking DC lobbyist fetes Coloradans, February 15, 2010

 

CNN:

Black actors still face Oscar challenges, February 2009 (PDF)

Is Bollywood coming to Hollywood?, February 2009 (PDF)

Spring breakers skip Cancun for volunteer work, March 2009 (PDF)

Iranian film industry thriving, Hollywood learns, March 2009 (PDF)

 

 

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