Culture in the Crossroads

August 17, 2008
(was 11.25.2007)

East Meets West

Part Four

 

Imagine growing up in Pakistan. Islam is a way of life. You get up every morning at 4:30 to pray. Then when you're 18, you move to the American Midwest, Iowa, to attend college. That's the story Kumail Nanjiani tells in his one-man show, "Unpronounceable." Also, India-born, Oscar-nominated film-maker Mira Nair.

  1. Kumail Nanjiani on "Unpronounceable"

    Kumail Nanjiani is a Pakistani standup comedian living in Chicago and performing a one-man show called "Unpronounceable."

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  2. Rachel DeWoskin on "Foreign Babes in Beijing"

    Rachel DeWoskin wrote a book called "Foreign Babes in Beijing" about her role in a wildy popular Chinese TV soap opera.

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  3. Eddy Moretti and Suroosh Alvi on "Heavy Metal in Baghdad"

    Acrassicauda means Black Scorpion and is the name of an Iraqi heavy metal band.

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  4. David Kalat on Japanese Horror Movies

    David Kalat, author of "J-Horror: The Definitive Guide to The Ring, The Grudge and Beyond" tells Steve Paulson what these Japanese gore-fests have in common.

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  5. Anne Allison on Japanese Pop Culture

    Anne Allison is the author of "Millennial Monsters: Japanese Toys and the Global Imagination."  She talks to Anne Strainchamps about the universal appeal of Japanese pop culture.

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  6. Mira Nair on Indian Film

    Indian film-maker Mira Nair talks with Jim Fleming about being a woman director, and combining stories from East and West.

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