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When Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) started doing standup, he considered Hugh Grant to be the gold standard of rom-com stars. But @kumailn never dreamed of becoming one himself. “It just felt like the people who were making those things were, like, aliens, or gods,” he said. Next month, though, the 39-year-old actor tackles the lead role in @thebigsickmovie, which is based on his own experiences meeting and dating his future wife, @emilyvgordon, who wrote the script with him. @kumailn plays a gently tweaked version of himself; Emily (@zoe.kazan) is a therapist-to-be who heckles him during one of his sets. When Emily’s placed in a medically induced coma — a plot point taken from real life — things come to an unexpectedly funny head. Seeing a #PakistaniAmerican comic secure the romantic lead in a #Hollywood film would be a rare delight under any circumstances. What makes @thebigsickmovie all the more remarkable? It presents a vision of a Muslim family rarely seen in American film. “You just don’t see Muslims being matter-of-fact Muslim,” @kumailn said. “They’re always defined by their Muslim-ness.” Visit the link in our profile to read more, and to see more photos by @brinsonbanks.

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My father was very excited to have a baby girl. Months before my birth he held a poll asking a small sample of people what his first daughters name should be. Most popular names included Sana, Sara and Hajra. The least favored name was Iqra. My name would have been anything but Iqra until he met another young girl with this unpopular name. He asked her father why he named her Iqra when other Americans don't like it. He said they don't ask us what to name their kids so why should we ask them what is more convenient or beautiful to them?
I wear this traditional Punjabi dress to represent an important part of my identity my father never wanted me to forget, my ethnic heritage. #PunjabiAndProud #PakistaniAmerican #PurePretty

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It was love at first sight for A's school when I saw that Pakistan flag on orientation night 😘 Photo from Friday after lunching with my babe. #anyainkg #anyas6thyear #pakistaniamerican #musliminamerica #celebratingdiversity

Family selfie! The annual joke in our house being that all of America is free of the British, but these three are not! Lol! 🇺🇸 #july4th #independenceday #pakistaniamerican

#FacesofPakistan Hey, but this one is #PakistaniAmerican. 🇺🇸🇵🇰

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quite hard to get a full shot of this, but "ecstasy as sublime, heart as vector" by @shahzia.sikander . commissioned by @princeton_university for the new international studies building. officially my favorite spot on campus now!

5'2.

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#Repost @tangteachingmuseum ・・・
Tang Mellon Collections Curator Rebecca McNamara: "Nationality and origin no longer necessarily define one’s identity in today’s global, transnational world, an idea often reflected in the work of contemporary artists like that of Shahzia Sikander. Printed on both sides of a single sheet of semi-transparent paper, "Afloat" gives a sense of translucency and layering—a literal rendering of the geographical, cultural, religious, and periodic influences blended in the artist’s work. The abstraction of the female figure distances it from Sikander's inspiration in the Gopi women of Indian miniature painting, and intentionally so, bridging a divide between traditional Eastern art and 20th-century art of Europe and the United States." — @rebeccannemc
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#ShahziaSikander, Afloat, 2001, screen print on Thai mulberry paper, #TangCollection, gift of Sandy Lipson, Class of 1971.
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#TangCollectiveCatalog #Pakistaniamerican #Pakistan #contemporaryart #screenprint #TangMuseum #Skidmore #SkidmoreCollege

#Repost @tangteachingmuseum ・・・
Tang Mellon Collections Curator Rebecca McNamara: "Nationality and origin no longer necessarily define one’s identity in today’s global, transnational world, an idea often reflected in the work of contemporary artists like that of Shahzia Sikander. Printed on both sides of a single sheet of semi-transparent paper, "Afloat" gives a sense of translucency and layering—a literal rendering of the geographical, cultural, religious, and periodic influences blended in the artist’s work. The abstraction of the female figure distances it from Sikander's inspiration in the Gopi women of Indian miniature painting, and intentionally so, bridging a divide between traditional Eastern art and 20th-century art of Europe and the United States." — @rebeccannemc
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#ShahziaSikander, Afloat, 2001, screen print on Thai mulberry paper, #TangCollection, gift of Sandy Lipson, Class of 1971.
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#TangCollectiveCatalog #Pakistaniamerican #Pakistan #contemporaryart #screenprint #TangMuseum #Skidmore #SkidmoreCollege

Tang Mellon Collections Curator Rebecca McNamara: "Nationality and origin no longer necessarily define one’s identity in today’s global, transnational world, an idea often reflected in the work of contemporary artists like that of Shahzia Sikander. Printed on both sides of a single sheet of semi-transparent paper, 'Afloat' gives a sense of translucency and layering—a literal rendering of the geographical, cultural, religious, and periodic influences blended in the artist’s work. The abstraction of the female figure distances it from Sikander's inspiration in the Gopi women of Indian miniature painting, and intentionally so, bridging a divide between traditional Eastern art and 20th-century art of Europe and the United States." — @rebeccannemc
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#ShahziaSikander, Afloat, 2001, screen print on Thai mulberry paper, #TangCollection, gift of Sandy Lipson, Class of 1971.
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#TangCollectiveCatalog #Pakistaniamerican #Pakistan #contemporaryart #screenprint #TangMuseum #Skidmore #SkidmoreCollege

#Repost @amirascollection (@get_repost)
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All set to bring it on. Hurrah!!! Excitement level is rising up 😀 STAY TUNED to #amirascollection #instagram #pakistani #indianwear #indianwedding #pakistaniamerican

All set to bring it on. Hurrah!!! Excitement level is rising up 😀 STAY TUNED to #amirascollection #instagram #pakistani #indianwear #indianwedding #pakistaniamerican

Thanks Muslim American Leadership Alliance for the Shoutout #mala #muslimamerican #storytelling1o1 #pakistaniamerican

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