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Culture

Finally, There’s a Bechdel Test for Muslim Representation

The Riz test asks Hollywood to chill with the terrorist characters.
Abeer Yusuf
8.24.18
Television

'The Night Of' Was a Win, Just Not for Brown People

I couldn’t be happier for Riz Ahmed’s Emmy win, but it comes with a caveat.
Noel Ransome
9.25.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Riz Ahmed Brought Powerful Spoken Word Piece "Sour Times" to 'Fallon'

Watch him unfurl a story on what can drive young men to extremism.
Lauren O'Neill
8.15.17
New music

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.
Lauren O'Neill
5.10.17
Essays

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

His music, as both Riz MC and part of Swet Shop Boys, turns the "third-culture kid" life into something more real than a dry academic term.
Katie Chow
4.6.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

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

The song is featured on their 2016 debut album 'Cashmere.'
Noisey Staff
3.2.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Watch Earth Angel Riz Ahmed Rap Twista's Verse from "Slow Jamz"

Yes alright it is from an episode of 'Girls' but let this one slide.
Lauren O'Neill
2.14.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Watch Riz Ahmed Spit "Star Wars" Rhymes on The Tonight Show

The actor and rapper proved that even the nerdiest vernacular is no match for his skills on the mic.
Lauren O'Neill
12.9.16
Noisey News

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."
Noisey Staff
9.30.16
Stuff

'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.
Harry Cheadle
8.29.16
Stuff

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.
Harry Cheadle
8.22.16
Stuff

'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.
Harry Cheadle
8.15.16
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