Tag: Cairo

Tamer El Said: Moments in Eternal Cities

June 2016

The Future of Cities: Sara Elkamel interviews Tamer El Said

The Boy Jihadi

August 2015

For a year or more before the six months that we spent preoccupied with our strange visitor, counterterrorism was our spiritual life.

Our Lady of Zeitoun

June 2015

Firas rested his head on the back of the sofa, lost in the smoke. He wondered what that meant: a world where you can run wild.

Yasmin El-Rifae: The Air Was Hot with Hysterical Nationalism

August 2014

A year after the Raba’a massacre in Cairo, one writer struggles to redraw her relationship to the city.

Angela Boskovitch: Expressions of Emotion

April 2013

An artist catalogs usage of a versatile Egyptian swear.

Robyn Creswell: Arabic Rhetoric Gets an Acid Bath

March 2013

The Paris Review editor on his new translation of That Smell by Sonallah Ibrahim.

Aaron Labaree: Counter-Jihad Takes to the “Information Battle-space”

September 2012

A look inside Pamela Geller’s 9/11 "Stop Islamization of Nations" conference reveals apocalyptic language, racial paranoia, and surprising links to the political mainstream.


June 2012

Photographer Julien Chatelin’s images capture Egypt’s surreal and absurd rural landscape; a road that leads to nowhere.

Maurice Chammah: After the Revolution

June 2012

A year after the Arab Spring, Egyptian voters must choose between a Mubarak minister and a Muslim Brotherhood candidate. How did we get from Tahrir Square to here?

Raymond Stock: Omar Sharif Speaks

April 2012

In this never-published interview legendary actor Omar Sharif speaks about fathering a half-Jewish son in a one-night-stand and working on a bawdy, nearly forgotten film with Peter O'Toole.


March 2011 Egyptian novelist and activist Ahdaf Soueif on when she knew the revolution would succeed, the role Al Jazeera and social networking played, and the irresponsible reporting on Lara Logan’s attack.

The True Story of Fresh Springs

By Gretchen McCullough
April 2010
The detectives flashed their I.D.’s, just like they’d seen in the movies. They were simple boys from the countryside who needed a job. She them let in.