We Shitholers Shouldn't Have to Tout Our Successes
When did “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses” turn into “Give me your PhDs, your neurosurgeons, your top-performing telecommunications sales executives”?
Safe but Not Okay: When White Supremacists Came to Our Town
Jabeen Akhtar on what it was like being a resident of Charlottesville during the August, 2017 Unite the Right rally.
Dear Donald Trump: An Open Letter From Jabeen Akhtar
Jabeen Akhtar gives Donald Trump advice on how to deal with Pakistani parents.
The Evolution of Comics from Batman to Burkas
Looking back on comics’ engagement with socioeconomic, political, and cultural events, it’s no surprise that as we step into this century, brown, mustache-twirling terrorists have begun stirring up trouble in the comics universe. And Captain America isn’t the only one fighting them.
The 17 Elements of a (Bad) South Asian Novel
Cliches about family, heritage, culture and dead grandmothers drives author Jabeen Akhtar crazy.
Too Pre-Occupied to Bring About Change?
The occupy Wall Street movements seem to be islands of passionately discontented people floating about on the open sea, with no direction, leadership or clear targets.