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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Arab Muse: a new newspaper for Arab-American youth

I just received notice of The Arab Muse, a new online publication describing itself as "the first Arab-American youth based newspaper in the United States." (Youth is here defined as "college age or younger.") It promises varied content and perspectives in areas ranging from news to culture to opinion. The first issue has pieces on such topics as the Palestinian UN statehood initiative, the dilemmas of hijabis (especially in the summer heat during Ramadan), an earnest piece warning of the temptation of adolescent suicide, and book reviews. As is to be expected, the tone and level of the writing and analysis vary, too. It should be interesting and worthwhile to see what develops.

There is also a Twitter feed.

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