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Hosni Mubarak

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

The Mubarak Show

Hosni Mubarak denied all charges of economic corruption, illegal export dealings and murder against him during his first day in court. Mubarak, laid out on a stretcher in a cage in his Cairo courtroom, and his two sons, Alaa and Gamal (each holding a Quran in their hands), are represented by Farid al-Deeb, a lawyer

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Ramadan Kareem

Though it remains to be seen what political, economic and social changes will happen (if any) in the “New Egypt,” its first Ramadan after Mubarak’s downfall will undoubtably be memorable. Iftar in Tahrir will be magnificent, I...

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Tomorrow Is Waiting For You (and so is Coca-Cola)

As a child I remember that each bright, hot morning in Alexandria my father would listen for the call of our neighborhood baker, run down the stairs and come back with the most amazing pit-oven baked pita...

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Football: The Cairo Derby

If you want to know more about why every Egyptian football fan you know is in hysterics right now, the Guardian has provided a pretty nice summary of the Cairo Derby:

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Gangster Fashion

Hosni Mubarak, former Life President of Egypt, liked himself so much, his name became the stripes in his pinstripe suit. Via Doll’s Factory

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Gaddafi like ‘… a depressed Nigerian grandmother at a wedding’

One of the myriad references thrown into this part-imitation, part-rant by sharp, madcap British comedian Charlie Brooker (on his BBC show), of the Brother Leader, Muammar Gaddafi’s most recent utterings, style, as well as of Gaddafi’s son,...

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