Homer Simpson ‘an offensive stereotype’ claims lazy fat dumbass|Humor

Popular American TV show The Simpsons is once again under fire, as its central character Homer has been described as undermining the hard work of  stupid fat men everywhere.  As one civil rights expert explained: ‘Nobody is helped by this stereotype.  It’s hard enough being Eamonn Holmes as it is’. ‘It’s not like no one […]

“An Ordinary Muslim” and the Clichés of Culture Clash on Stage

“An Ordinary Muslim” and the Clichés of Culture Clash on Stage

Representation matters, on the stage as in the rest of the arts and popular culture, and both the United States and the United Kingdom desperately need more Muslim playwrights telling stories about Muslim families and Muslim experiences on stage. But representation alone isn’t enough, as shown by a new play that reifies, rather than troubles, the […]