Lessons of Coexistence, From a Muslim Rapper in an L.A. Villa

As opposed to the Jewish-Israeli participants in the reality show 'Living in La La Land,' Sameh Zakout emerges as the one with the open mind while his housemates come off as xenophobes.

One of the most difficult moments faced by rapper Sameh Zakout on the musical reality show “Living in La La Land” was seen in a recent episode. Zakout − or “Saz,” his longtime stage name − looks almost despairing there, stunned, insulted and embarrassed. This mix of emotions emerged during a meeting the production arranged in Los Angeles for the show’s participants ‏(who...