Truth-seeking heroes to low-brow diggers: a history of journalism told through fiction
I suppose we have all seen guys, and gals, at the beach in wetsuits. They look very like a garment that is causing conniptions in parts of Europe at the moment -- the burkini. An Australian (Lebanese Muslim) invention of more than 12 years standing, the modest Muslim swimsuit, covering a woman from head to heel, looks rather sombre in black but is quite stylish in colours. Some people however find it threatening -- among them the Mayor of Cannes who has banned the wearing of them from the beaches of the famous resort town in the name of public safety, good morals and secularism. But with Dolce & Gabanna in Italy and Marks & Spencers in the UK embracing the burkini, it looks as though he is "on the wrong side of history," as people love to say about another culture war... See my piece on this.
|Burkini bans: the extremism of not appearing naked|
Carolyn Moynihan | FEATURES | 18 August 2016
If the Muslim swimsuit is extreme, what is today’s bikini?
|How Muslims interpret the Prophet’s legacy|
Michele Brignone | ABOVE | 18 August 2016
An American scholar attempts to explain how Muhammad has been understood in so many different ways
|Truth-seeking heroes to low-brow diggers: a history of journalism told through fiction|
Sarah Lonsdale | FEATURES | 18 August 2016
Every journalist aspires to write a novel about his craft
|Please read what I wrote about Clinton and Trump|
J. Budziszewski | FEATURES | 18 August 2016
My argument for sitting out the election is based on facts about the candidates' characters
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