Alex Shams

Ajam Media Collective

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Writer for the blog Ajam Media Collective and a Master's student in Middle East Studies at Harvard University

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Ryan Seacrest is producing what sounds like another Kardashian spin-off for Bravo.

LA's Iranian Community Gets a Reality TV Show

Ryan Seacrest is producing what sounds like another Kardashian spin-off for Bravo.

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As some families are preparing to travel and gather for the holidays next week, they should be especially careful as the Omicron variant is expected to overtake the Delta variant, says…

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Amid the winter COVID surge, Long Beach, Alhambra, and Burbank districts resumed classes on Monday, and LA public schools will restart next Tuesday.

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Josh Barro’s final episode as host of Left, Right & Center

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Kroger grocery workers are experiencing widespread food insecurity, wage disparity, and harsh working conditions, according to a new report by Economic Roundtable.

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