07 May, 2017

assumptions…

07 May, 2017

I stand in the security line at Houston’s Hobby Airport behind a desi man, who is shorter than I am and wears glasses. As always, people are trying to...

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04 May, 2017

borderlines book launch…

Seaba Sarwar
04 May, 2017

photo by Jimmy Castillo I spend a fleeting two days in Houston to kick off Voices Breaking Boundaries’ latest publication, Borderlines Volume Three. The publication, co-edited by Margot Backus...

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27 Apr, 2017

finding refuge in a garden…

Sehbar Sarwar
27 Apr, 2017

foliage at the The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens’ front entrance   This week, I camped out at Huntington Garden’s café to complete a short story. To...

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05 Apr, 2017

patti smith: use your voice!

Sehba Sarwar
05 Apr, 2017

2010: Patti Smith with me at KPFT Pacifica Radio 90.1 FM; photo by Burnell McCray. Listen to interview here “I was on my way to Australia,” Patti Smith tells...

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03 Apr, 2017

food truck galore…

Sehba Sarwar
03 Apr, 2017

smorgusburg print on a wooden table Today, we meandered into downtown LA to explore Smorgasburg, an initiative that sprung up last summer. Since then, every Sunday, gourmet restaurants park...

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27 Mar, 2017

no borders, no walls….

Sehbar Sarwar
27 Mar, 2017

a fence dividing two nations To celebrate spring break, the family and I drive down the coastline to visit San Diego. On our last morning, we dip down to...

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28 Feb, 2017

the movement, a mural and a tent…

Sehbar Sarwar
28 Feb, 2017

a mural in front of Los Angeles’ Greyhound Station Almost a week has passed since the last round of protesters at Standing Rock were pushed out or arrested. The...

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19 Feb, 2017

all in a day…

Sehbar Sarwar
19 Feb, 2017

“That’s Andy Warhol’s Rolls Royce,” says a man at the entrance, pointing to the burgundy 1974 Rolls Royce with a New York license plate reading “WARHOL” that greets visitors...

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12 Feb, 2017

the invasion of plastic…

Sehbar Sarwar
12 Feb, 2017

Today, before heading out to Karachi Literature Festival at the Beach Luxury Hotel, filmmaker Tehmina Ahmed and I carve out time to visit Khajoor Bazaar. Located in old Karachi,...

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10 Feb, 2017

home again…

Sehbar Sarwar
10 Feb, 2017

Even though my time in Karachi is brief, I’m able to carve out time to accept Asif Farrukhi’s long-standing invitation to visit Habib University, a liberal arts school that...

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