‘Coffee, Cake, and True Islam’: How a Muslim Community Is Fighting Islamophobia

for Rewire Qasim Rashid holds his phone out to me over the table at the Starbucks where we are having coffee. Someone has tweeted, “I will give anyone who kills the basterd [sic] Qasim Rashid one thousand dollar.” “First of all, I’m a little offended it’s only a thousand dollars,” Rashid says with a laugh. […]

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Ask an Addict: Did The AP Really Need to Change the Guidelines for the Word “Addict”?

for Paste Dear Katie, I am a freelance journalist and recently saw the AP Guidelines changed for how to write about addiction. One of the changes they stress is not calling people addicts. Seeing as your column is called Ask an Addict (and the few sober people I know also refer to themselves as alcoholics […]

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Ask an Addict: Do People Become Addicted to Addiction Recovery Groups?

for Paste Magazine Addiction is an issue that impacts almost everyone in some way. I’ve been in recovery from alcoholism/addiction since January 2008. During that time, I’ve gone through ups and downs but have fortunately managed to stay sober. I’ll be answering a reader-submitted question about recovery every other week (information on how to submit […]

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