July 20, 2014

Artist in a Revolution: Ganzeer and his...

It’s a thrill to read about the graffiti genius Ganzeer in the New York Times Sunday Arts Section, and about his prominence in a big...| More
January 22, 2013

Coffee Hour on Cairo: A Collective Work...

Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Barbara Massaad (32 min, 15 meg) Revolutions are not born of chance but of necessity. A revolution is...| More
January 12, 2013

Gregory Buchakjian in Beirut: A Course of...

Gregory Buchakjian looks at the Arab uprisings of the last two years and sees not an exception but an extension — at best a pause,...| More
January 7, 2013

Barbara Massaad in Beirut: Make Food, not...

Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Barbara Massaad (19 min, 21 meg) BEIRUT — Barbara Massaad, writer and chef, in her kitchen, is telling...| More
January 5, 2013

Guy Talk in Tahrir Square

So three Egyptian guys walked into a coffee shop in Cairo… and this is what we talked about. (1) The culture of fear in a...| More
January 1, 2013

Khaled Hafez: Art and Revolution in Egypt

Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Khaled Hafez (12 min, 5.6 meg) CAIRO — Khaled Hafez — charismatic painter and multi-media artist, in his...| More
December 29, 2012

Nael El Toukhy: a post-modern novelist’s eye...

Nael El Toukhy is a bright light among Egypt’s millennial writers at a breakpoint in Arab culture as well as politics. On a rooftop in...| More
December 27, 2012

Khaled Abol Naga: Egypt’s Best of Times,...

Khaled Abol Naga — movie star and now film producer, too — found his political voice in what was supposed to be a documentary film....| More
December 20, 2012

Alaa Al Aswany: Egypt’s Number One Novelist...

CAIRO — Alaa Al Aswany, the best-selling novelist in the Arab world, sticks to his day job in dentistry. We meet in his modern clinical...| More
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