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Used Nations: Crude political musings

Used Nations: Crude political musings

The third annual Independent Theater Season kicked off last Thursday at Downtown's Rawabet Theater with el-Ghagar troupe's play Sho'oub Mosta'mala…
Shooting begins for Muslim Brotherhood TV series

Shooting begins for Muslim Brotherhood TV series

Shooting has begun with Jordanian actor Iyad Nassar in the role of Hassan el-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, in…
Nile Birds

Nile Birds

Based on the poetic Egyptian novel Asafeer el-Neel (Birds of the Nile, Al Adab 1999) by Ibrahim Aslan, Magdy Ahmed…
Signposts to the soul

Signposts to the soul

Signposts to Elsewhere (Jane Street Press, 2009) by Egyptian-Lebanese writer Yahia Lababidi, is a journey into the soul, life, and…
Laylat Safar: Two faiths, one fate

Laylat Safar: Two faiths, one fate

Laylat Safar ('Departure Night') is Mohamed Nagui's seventh novel since 1994, published by Dar al-Hilal shortly before its author went…
Weekly Review Digest

Weekly Review Digest

A look at this week’s books of interest, reviewed around the world:Oprah by Kitty Kelley (Crown Publishers, 2010).
Egyptian pottery: Innovative and daring

Egyptian pottery: Innovative and daring

For the past ten years, the Ministry of Culture, in association with the General Authority for Cultural Palaces, has organized…
Twilight : Of vampires, college and teen werewolves

Twilight : Of vampires, college and teen werewolves

In August of 2008, I was assigned to cover a midday book release party at a chain bookstore in Manhattan.…
Egypt’s independent theater

Egypt’s independent theater

"A theater that doesn't reflect the social and historical concerns and tragedies of its nation and the true colors of…
Sculptures: Sites of art and cultural politics

Sculptures: Sites of art and cultural politics

At the 20th Youth Salon in 2009, selected sculptures were displayed together on a stand at the exhibition hall, in…
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