Yves Saint Laurent Immortalized On the Big Screen

Yves Saint Laurent is the first of two films featuring the late fashion designer that will debut in the States from France this fall. The film follows Laurent’s life from the time he took over as the artistic director of House of Dior at the impressive age of 21, through his rise to haute couture stardom, and finally to the late 70’s, when drugs and mental illness began to consume his life.  

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The Veil that Uncovers

What comes to mind when you see someone wearing a hijab? For many people in the West, the hijab is a powerful symbol of oppression. Many view it as a testament to the “backwardness” of Muslim culture in regards to women and as proof that no substantive developments have been made to foster gender equality in Muslim regions.

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