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Finally, There’s a Bechdel Test for Muslim Representation

The ‘Riz test’ asks Hollywood to chill with the terrorist characters.


‘The Night Of’ Was a Step Forward, But for Who?

I couldn’t be happier for Riz Ahmed’s Emmy win, but it comes with a caveat.


Swet Shop Boys Are Back in Bouncing Form with New Track "Thas My Girl"

It's the first song from their new EP 'Sufi La,' released May 26.


What Riz Ahmed Means for Those of Us Who’ve Always Felt Like Outsiders

His music, as both Riz MC and part of Swet Shot Boys, turns the "third-culture kid" life into something more real than a dry academic term.


Watch Swet Shop Boys Inspire Young Love in Their "Aaja" Video

The song is featured on their 2016 debut album 'Cashmere.'


Riz Ahmed and Heems Target Racial Profiling in the New Swet Shop Boys Video

"A lifetime of traveling in brown skin and with a Muslim name have taught Riz Ahmed to expect the indignity of being racially profiled."


'The Night Of' Was the Bleakest TV Show of the Summer, and It Was Great

A grim show about the horrors of the criminal justice system became must-see TV thanks to a set of amazing performances.


Everyone Is Guilty on 'The Night Of'

An even grimmer than usual episode highlights how far all of the major characters have descended into the darkness.


'The Night Of' Shows How Hard It Is for Courts to Uncover Truth

The HBO crime drama has been very good at showing how slippery the notions of guilt or innocence can be.


Ye Olde Englistan: Riz Ahmed On the Pride and Struggle of Being British and Asian

“I used to save speaking about these matters for my music rather than my interviews, but right now it feels do or die.”


Could the Hero of 'The Night Of' Actually Be Its Villain?

The latest episode of the gripping HBO crime drama forced viewers to consider some unthinkable possibilities.


'The Night Of' Shows Us More Ways the Criminal Justice System Traps People

HBO's legal drama is not a show about justice, but the justice system. And never has that difference been more apparent than on Sunday's episode.