A digital collage by aamran.
Our friend Pankaj Mishra writes a provocative, helpfully informative piece in this week’s New Yorker magazine with this title, “Islamism,” on Aayan Hirsi Ali and Western reactions to her. How should Western intellectuals respond to Muslim scholars? Mishra’s unusual perspective carries wisdom.
A warm story about a professional female basketball player who coached a women's team in Bahrain rekindles an ongoing question about sport and its ability to unify and elevate.