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June 29, 2018
From Puerto Rico's Murals to Syria's Streets
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