David chats with Tim Arango, the current Baghdad bureau chief of The New York Times, about the rise in culture and the arts in Iraq. After years of suppression, culture and the arts have taken a bit more significant role in the country than it has in the past. The interview focuses mainly on a current run of Romeo and Juliet at the National Theater. Rather than taking the story as it is, this interpretation takes Sunnis against Shias and even makes comical references to Iran, Blackwater, and even suicide bombings.
Original Air Date: 05-8-2012[audio:http://1690wmlb.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/CWDL-Tim_Arango_Romeo_and_Juliet_in_Iraq.mp3]