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‘All-American Muslim’ canceled amid sagging ratings

WASHINGTON — A ground-breaking reality TV show about Arab Americans is being canceled after one season in the face of flagging ratings, cast members and the cable channel behind the program said Wednesday. TLC’s “All-American Muslim,” the first series of its kind on US television, followed the lives of five…

For a couple of years there, big time lady rappers really wanted you to use condoms

This week, in anticpation of the upcoming WAM Prom on Friday, I’ll be blogging some thoughts on music and culture by the way of our mash-up theme of hip-hop and disco. Those of us who lived through the early 90s can attest that it was a time when there was…

Retail chain pressured into pulling advertising from reality show about Muslims

The cable channel TLC may have thought it was promoting the cause of ethnic and religious harmony by running a program that sympathetically examines the lives of five ordinary American Muslim families. But now the show itself has become a source of conflict, with the conservative Florida Family Association urging…

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