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Tales of Diversity

by Lorie Lewis Ham


StageWorks Fresno’s production of Fun Home opened this past weekend and is the regional premiere of this amazing show! It will be playing at the Dan Pessano Theatre through July 15. Fun Home is a musical adapted from cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir of the same name.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


As Pride Month comes to an end, we at KRL have one more LGBTQ+ related mystery review to share! This one not only features a transgender main character, but is written by transgender author, Renee James.

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by Sharon Tucker


It was the 80s. If you were there, you remember the fall of the Berlin Wall, big hair, Laura Ashley prints, Reagan, peg trousers, Chernobyl, the first personal computers, Thatcher, and the rise of technology.

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by Doward Wilson
& Kristen Lepionka



Roxane Weary is a private investigator whose life comes with lots of emotional baggage. This time she is hired to follow an engaged woman whose fiancé thinks there is another man in the picture.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


KRL has often written about the many wonderful things that Clovis resident Justin Kamimoto has been involved in through the last several years.

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by Wasan Abu Baker



I am a Palestinian American who now lives in the USA, times have changed, and Jerusalem has changed, especially since Trump’s announcement. This week the U.S. officially opened its embassy in Jerusalem as dozens of Palestinian protesters were killed in Gaza.

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by Wasan Abu Baker



Anisa A. Abeytia is a writer and researcher with an interest in Syria, the Middle East, and the Refugee crises. Her work is featured in the Hill, New Arab, Orient, Net English, Middle East Monitor Fremmed, Brunei Times, and the Middle East Observer.

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by Wasan Abu Baker



Muslims are well known for their warm hospitality. Our prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said that whoever believes in God and the Day of Judgement, let him honor his neighbor, whoever believes in God and the Last Day, let him honor his guest as he is entitled.

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by Wasan Abu Baker



In celebration of Women’s International Day that took place on March 8, I am unveiling the stories of five Palestinian women scattered around the world, from Ramallah to Tulkarem to Jalil to Lebanon.

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by Sandra Murphy



Britt Ickles is in town for a conference. She was last here as a small child and vividly remembers Timmy, a boy about her age. She visits her elderly aunts, but they tell her Timmy is a figment of her imagination. Britt hires Jane Lawless to investigate.

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Celebrating Black History Month

IN THE February 24 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andTales of Diversity,
andWasan Abu-Baker
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by Wasan Abu Baker



Celebrating Black History Month is a great opportunity to learn about the struggles and importance of the achievements of African Americans in the US.

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Santa Claus in Palestine

IN THE February 3 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andTales of Diversity,
andWasan Abu-Baker
SECTIONS

by Wasan Abu-Baker


I grew up in a Muslim home in Palestine. My father was a dentist, politician, community leader, and civil rights activist. My mother was a Liberal Arts professor who taught poetry and Arabic language in An Najah University.
When I was a young girl in Palestine, I grew up embracing the three Abrahamic faiths: Islam, Christianity, and Judaism.

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Women’s March 2018

IN THE January 31 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andCommunity,
andJessica Ham,
andTales of Diversity
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by Jessica Ham


I have been a feminist for as long as I can remember. When pastors at church would talk about a wife obeying her husband or the man being the head of household, I never understood why. What makes a man better than a woman? I never bought into the sexist ideals society pushed. So, it was no surprise to anyone that I would want to participate in the Women’s March in Fresno this year.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Tony award winning musical Kinky Boots comes through Fresno next week for two performances at the William Saroyan Theater. Kinky Boots is a musical with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein.

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