Tasbeeh Herwees

Film

How Netflix's Newest Star Is Subverting the Coming-of-Age Genre

In "First Match," Elvire Emanuelle portrays Mo, a tough yet vulnerable girl who grew up in foster care and decides to join the boys wrestling team.
Tasbeeh Herwees
3.30.18
Broadly

In 'Black Mirror,' White Mothers Are the Coldest Villains

In the hit show's new season, "protecting the children" operates as a rationale for white women's heinous crimes.
Tasbeeh Herwees
1.10.18
The Music Issue

How to Dress Well's New Album Is All About Pleasure

Over breakfast burritors, we talked about nihilism, neoliberalism, and aiming for joy with How to Dress Well, a.k.a. Tom Krell.
Tasbeeh Herwees
10.21.16
Comics!

The Graphic Novel 'Baddawi' Looks Back at Life in a Palestinian Refugee Camp

Leila Abdelrazaq adapted her father's stories of his youth into a powerful and compelling book about coming of age in a region defined by conflict.
Tasbeeh Herwees
12.5.15
orange county

Little Arabia Is an Edible Oasis in Southern California

This improbable corridor of Orange County houses a thriving community of Arab-owned bookstores, clothing shops, halal butchers, and hookah lounges—even the local Baja Fresh and Sizzler offer halal meat choices.
Tasbeeh Herwees
10.9.15
Stuff

Juliet Jacques Carves Out Her Own Space in 'Trans: A Memoir'

Juliet Jacques spoke to VICE about <i>Trans: A Memoir</i>, gender dysphoria, and being the writer she wants to be.
Tasbeeh Herwees
10.3.15
Film

If the Virgin Mary Went to Vegas

Celia Rowlson-Hall's gorgeous feature-length silent film "Ma" re-imagines the life of the Virgin Mary.
Tasbeeh Herwees
9.27.15
Film

Angy Rivera's Journey to 'Coming Out' as an Undocumented Immigrant

The 24-year-old activist, who has been advising other immigrants for five years, is the subject of a new PBS documentary.
Tasbeeh Herwees
9.26.15
Tacos

These Falafel Tacos Let You Eat the Whole World at Once

For centuries, through conquest, colonization, and migration, North Africa, and Latin America has been engaged in an ongoing culinary exchange. Fast forward to 2015, and you have things like falafel and shakshouka-filled tacos in South LA.
Tasbeeh Herwees
8.17.15
Stuff

Can News of Police Violence Cause PTSD in the Black Community?

Recent studies claim that violence in the news can lead to PTSD for viewers, so we asked a psychology professor what kind of psychological harm police brutality may be causing the black community at large.
Tasbeeh Herwees
8.1.15
Music

When Rihanna Messages You on Instagram, You Answer: An Interview with BBHMM's Sanam

When Rihanna chose Sanam to be her henchwoman in her iconic BBHMM video, she sent her a message: "I think you're so fucking rare."
Tasbeeh Herwees
7.5.15
Stuff

Meet the Hijabi Lolita

Alyssa Salazar is negotiating the intricate rules of Lolita dress-up alongside the guidelines for being a hijabi Muslim woman.
Tasbeeh Herwees
6.28.15