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Shyam K. Sriram
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Shyam K. Sriram is a doctoral student in political science with a focus on Asian Pacific American politics. He recently relocated from Georgia to California and is still in a state of shock. He can be reached at shyam_morehouse@live.com .


Features

Wednesday, April 1 2009

Whitewashed: America’s Invisible Middle Eastern Identity

As the Middle Eastern American community has been perceived to be less Christian and more Muslim since 9/11, so too is the assumption that they are unable to assimilate because of religious differences.


Reviews

Wednesday, April 15 2015

'Times Beach' Gives Us Theater, Free-form Jazz, Art Cinema, and Southern Gothic Literature

Times Beach is less a collection of poetry as it is an anthology of performance art presented under the guise of poetry.


Tuesday, April 14 2015

Coming Full Circle as the Children of Immigrants

The Blind Writer is less about South Asians and the Indian-American experience as it is about Indian-American men and their (in)abilities to navigate life.


Monday, March 23 2015

'A Bad Character' Is Courageous in Its Realism and the Many Chances Its Author Has Taken

This is Deepti Kapoor’s time to paint a picture of India that no one has the nerve to do anymore.


Monday, January 26 2015

A Convent Goes Psycho-Sexual in 'The Nuns of Sant'Ambrogio'

Based on the detailed notes from the original Roman Inquisition investigation long buried in a Vatican archive, Wolf unravels a tale of religious madness and power trips.


Tuesday, November 11 2014

'The Lives of Muhammad' Is Not Merely a Biography, but a Biography of Biographies

Ali's book is devoted to unraveling the story of the Muslim prophet, and a serious contribution to the debate over what is real, what is apocryphal, and what is myth.


Blogs

Sunday, July 20 2014

'Cornbread Nation 7: The Best of Southern Food Writing' Is American Regionalism at Its Finest

A splendid collection of tales of Southerners traveling abroad and children of immigrants living in the South and reflecting on their heritage.


Friday, June 28 2013

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - "Carry Me"

In the fall of 2004, I was working at WRAS-Atlanta, Album 88, and was on the graveyard shift. I was new to the world of college radio and my mind was being blown every day by bands I had never heard of.


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