Harsh Realities Flavor Iraqi Cultural Pursuits Two decades of war and internal tension have made a powerful impact on Iraqi cultural life. A stage comedy mocking the miserable lives of many Iraqis is a hit in Baghdad. Some find secret solace in alcohol. Others turn to religion as never before. NPR's Anne Garrels reports.

Harsh Realities Flavor Iraqi Cultural Pursuits

Harsh Realities Flavor Iraqi Cultural Pursuits

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Two decades of war and internal tension have made a powerful impact on Iraqi cultural life. A stage comedy mocking the miserable lives of many Iraqis is a hit in Baghdad. Some find secret solace in alcohol. Others turn to religion as never before. NPR's Anne Garrels reports.