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Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Political Football in Egypt

Remember way back when in 2011, when I shouted out Egypt’s crazed football fans for kicking ass during and after the fall of Mubarak? Well, in honor of the upcoming protests marking one year since the initial #Jan25 uprising, it looks like the Egyptian Football Association has decided to pick sides–the wrong side–again.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

January in Cairo III

We can deduce certain trends about Egyptian painting and the nature of its buyers.

Monday, January 16th, 2012

January in Cairo II: The Ministry of Culture

Negar Azimi reflects on the difficult decisions facing Egyptian art: “A survey of titles of works from recent exhibitions in Cairo reveals the following: ‘Freedom,’ ‘Drink Freedom,’ ‘Shadow of Freedom,’ ‘People Demand,’ ‘Man Crying’ and so on.”...

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

January in Cairo: Nothing has changed in Egypt

On the third day of the New Year millions of Egyptians in governates outside the city voted in the third round of elections. In the capital, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has placed barbed...

Monday, December 12th, 2011

“Iconic” Africa

Time  unveiled its “Top 10 Photos of 2011″ online last week. At least four of the photographs cover African topics: they’re all from “conflict” situations–two in Libya’s civil war (view it here and here), one in Egypt’s...

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