Man of Steel: The Good, The Bad and The Super


Recently I watched Man of Steel, the latest Superman flick, and although it was a pretty good movie (way better than the last 3 Superman films); I still rank 1980’s Superman II as my all time favorite.  But here is my take on all that was good and bad about this latest one made for a 2013 audience (Warning : There are some Spoilers Below): The Good: The Kryptonians have all this futuristic technology and are expert scientists and explorers. The Bad: They still use some kind of black & wh … [Read more...]

Round Table Discussion: Professional Muslim Women

Round Table Discussion: Professional Muslim Women

This Video Discussion is from "The Muslim Round Table Television" (MRT) Show, which I produced a few years back.This episode was guest hosted by Audrey Peard and features 3 professional American Muslim women (A Marketing Manager, Retired Nurse and a 6th Grade School Teacher).They have an interesting discussion on misconceptions and stereotypes of Muslim Women, as well as how they balance their work and family life.Check it out here: MRT: Professional Muslim … [Read more...]

Interview about Muslim Media on the “What’s Up Wit’ That Show?”

Here is an interview I did about Muslim Media on the "What's Up Wit' That Show?" in Mountain View, CA: … [Read more...]

Review of 2012 Golden Globe Winner (and Emmy) for TV Drama: “Homeland”


Recently, I watched the whole first season of the Golden Globe Winning TV series Drama, “Homeland” and was both impressed and also disappointed. The cable series which originally premiered in October 2011 on the Showtime channel is based on an Israeli TV series called “Prisoners of War,” But “Homeland” is about an American Marine Nicholas Brody (played by British Actor Damian Lewis from “Band of Brothers”) who is captured in Iraq and his held captive for 8 years, only to be found by a Delta Force … [Read more...]


Rizwan & Parvesh

Originally Posted on ILLUME magazine.Everyone has been talking about the controversy surrounding Lowe’s Hardware stores pulling their advertising from TLC’s “All American Muslim” reality TV show, because of the email campaign from Conservative Christian “Florida Family Association.”But besides the few email complaints to Lowe’s or signing of petitions online, there hasn’t been much creative response from the Muslim-American community.That’s when the comedic duo, Rizwan Manji and Parvesh Che … [Read more...]

Zaki Hasan: The Grandmaster of Geekdom


Originally Posted on ILLUME Magazine.Zaki Hasan has been a geek all his life, though he's never felt comfortable admitting it until now. From a childhood steeped in Superman comics and STAR TREK reruns to his current role as a professor of communication & media studies, Zaki has spent much of the last two decades analyzing and evaluating the role of popular culture in shaping and defining our cultural, societal, and spiritual discourse. It's this realm of ideas that's central to GEEK … [Read more...]