July 20, 2014
Artist in a Revolution: Ganzeer and his Wounded Cat
June 8, 2014
Chris’s Postcards from China
I’m going to China next month, and I’m looking for your encouragement and leads. It’s my first trip to the mainland after exactly 50 years...| 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 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
December 16, 2012
Heba Morayef’s Rights Watch in Egypt
CAIRO — Heba Morayef of Human Rights Watch serves effectively as a home-grown guardian angel of human decency amidst the endless contradictions of Egypt’s stumbling...| More