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Hen picked: Salwa Bakr's Egyptian fables

Ramadan is a time of fasting, self-restraint, and good deeds. It is also an occasion for storytelling, either in celebration...

Jenna Krajeski Jenna Krajeski 10 years ago

The quest for good Indian food: The Karvin Hotel's Massala

There are many Indian immigrants in Cairo, and at least a few of them are cooking food in the Karvin...

Jenna Krajeski Jenna Krajeski 10 years ago

The week in book reviews: Hearts of darkness

The Pain Chronicles: Cures, Myths, Mysteries, Prayers, Diaries, Brain Scans, Healing, and the Science of Suffering by Melanie Thernstrom (Farrar,...

Jenna Krajeski Jenna Krajeski 10 years ago

Easy being green: Changing the face of eco-living

New books in Cairo are expensive, so it made sense that a large crowd gathered last May at Makan for...

Jenna Krajeski Jenna Krajeski 10 years ago

The week in book reviews: Religion, motherhood, and the bomb

“The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches From the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam” By Eliza Griswold (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2010.)...

Jenna Krajeski Jenna Krajeski 10 years ago

The Dreams: Naguib Mahfouz's 104 nights

Ramadan is a time of fasting, self-restraint, and good deeds. It is also an occasion for storytelling, either in celebration...

Jenna Krajeski Jenna Krajeski 10 years ago

International book digest: Churchill, terrorism, and Franzen

"I Curse the River of Time" by Per Petterson, translated from Norwegian by Charlotte Barslund (Graywolf 2010). Norwegian author Per...

Jenna Krajeski Jenna Krajeski 10 years ago

God's 99 names honored by Mormon artist

Artist Andrew Kosorok has a three-year plan. Using glass as a primary medium, he is creating 99 sculptures, each reflecting...

Jenna Krajeski Jenna Krajeski 10 years ago

Weekly book review digest: Iran, overlooked masters, and how to write

A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb by Amitava Kumar (Duke University Press. 2010) English...

Jenna Krajeski Jenna Krajeski 10 years ago

International book review digest: yoga, immortality, Dubai

The Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America by Stefanie Syman (Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 2010). Yoga is both...

Jenna Krajeski Jenna Krajeski 10 years ago

A ful for vegetables: Going meatless in Cairo

Egyptians know how to eat a mango. First, slice through the fruit horizontally and twist the halves apart. Next, twist...

Jenna Krajeski Jenna Krajeski 10 years ago

Summer reading from Bolano to Beach Roses

The key to choosing the right book for summer is throwing out the notion that with summer comes rubbish reads,...

Jenna Krajeski Jenna Krajeski 10 years ago

International Book Digest

Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error by Kathryn Schulz (Ecco/HarperCollins Publishers. 2010) This new book about what it...

Jenna Krajeski Jenna Krajeski 10 years ago

Weekly international book digest

Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern Indiaby William Dalrymple (Alfred A. Knopf, 2010) Broadcaster and travel writer...

Jenna Krajeski Jenna Krajeski 10 years ago