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Musical fundraiser to benefit Missouri Theatre

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on Sept 21, 2010. COLUMBIA — The Missouri Theatre will open its doors for audiences once again this month, but only for an evening.   A musical show titled “Who’s Afraid of Classical Music?” is scheduled for Saturday night. Alex Innecco, music director at the Missouri […]

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University issues Beetle Bailey postage stamp

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on Aug 27, 2010. COLUMBIA — If bronze statues could smile, Beetle Bailey would be grinning over his mug of beer. Mort Walker’s long-lived cartoon character now has his own 44-cent stamp, which was issued July 16 and formally unveiled at MU on Friday. The 11 […]

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On Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Eulogy from Islamabad

  An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on April 23, 2014. At the end of Love in the Time of Cholera, the 1985 novel by Colombian Nobel Prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a riverboat captain, who is transporting his girlfriend and two ageing lovers, is hounded by armed […]

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On Literature for Social Change

An Interview with Indian writer Noor Zaheer, the daughter of Sajjad Zaheer An edited version of this story first appeared in The Express Tribune on January 19, 2014. Islamabad – There is certain fearlessness and optimism around Noor Zaheer, when she speaks. To the left-leaning activists, writers and intellectuals assembled at her book’s launching ceremony […]

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