When families get together for Chinese New Year, one of the cherished traditions is giving and exchanging hongbao, red envelopes with cash. Rebecca Kanthor recently visited her husband's family in China's Henan province and learned the intricacies of these obligatory gifts.
Stories about Muslim American men in the media are more likely to be about terrorism threats than love or romance. But a new collection of stories by 22 Muslim American men sets out to change that narrative — by letting readers into their love lives.
It's a rare love story that breaks so many boundaries in the Middle East. An Israeli and a Palestinian fought physical barriers in traveling between Jerusalem and the West Bank. They fought the Israeli-Arab cultural barriers. And they fought the social barriers of being gay.