Posted by: Sarah Standish | September 23, 2010

The Sheikh’s Batmobile

Have you ever wondered what happens to American pop culture when the Muslim world adopts it as its own? Come to a reading of The Sheikh’s Batmobile at Powell’s books to find out.

As Powell’s describes it: “In The Sheikh’s Batmobile (Soft Skull Press), pop culture commentator Richard Poplak explores what becomes of his and America’s obsessions — pop songs and sitcoms, Hollywood movies and shoot-’em-up video games, muscle cars and punk music — when they make their way into the Muslim world.”

The reading will be on Monday, September 27, at 7:30 PM. Arabic students, you can get extra credit for attending this event and writing about it in accordance with the extra-credit guidelines.

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