The Independent

Why we reject the West – by Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Laden is a tall, slim man and when he walks towards me surrounded by his Arab “mujahideen” guerrillas in the mountains of Afghanistan, he towers over his companions. Huge insects fly through the night air, settling like burrs on his Saudi robes and on the clothes of his men.
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Fast Company

The real story behind Afghanistan’s war rugs

The end of the U.S.-led military intervention in Afghanistan has resulted in the withdrawal of most foreign aid workers and contractors. It may well also spell the demise of the country’s war rug industry. As a specialist in the visual and material culture of the Islamic world, I first became...
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Stranger Things season 4 teaser promises an even more retro ghost story

Stranger Things season 4 just got another cryptic teaser. For the first time in the series, Stranger Things is moving way beyond Hawkins as the trailer gives us glimpses of a new American small town and a Soviet-run prison in the arctic, but the new clip, dropped during Netflix’s Tudum event, kept it local — and teased a release date for next year.

Black Widow (2021): A Review of Marvel’s Most Feminist Film

The first three phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe featured hyper-sexualized depictions of female characters. Credit director Cate Shortland for moving away from the male-centrism and male gaze of Marvel's past offerings. The big takeaways are that the film presents connections to real-world issues, like child trafficking and patriarchal domination.

New ‘Stranger Things 4’ Clip Teases Creepy Creel House

It looks like Robert Englund is bringing his nightmares to even more young people. A new teaser for the fourth season of the Netflix hit Stranger Things dropped this week, as reported by Deadline, and the clip highlights the eerie Creel House, belonging to Victor Creel, played by the longtime face of the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. Check out the trailer on this page.

Watch: Taliban Goes On Indiana Jones Style Adventure

The Taliban are throwing a search party for a 2,000-year-old treasure called Bactrian gold. The group who seized ruling over Afghanistan reportedly warned that if the treasure had been taken out of the country, it would consider that action treason against the state. "We're looking into it, and we'll gather...