Wednesday, October 9, 2013
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Friday, February 1, 2013
“Don’t go to Port Said,” a security guard told me in February 2012, standing on a street corner near the train station in Ismailia, about an hour away, down along the Suez Canal. “It’s a dangerous city, filled with thugs.” He shook his head and looked resigned. It was just a few weeks after the news had come out of Port Said; news of a soccer game turned violent, of beatings in the stadium, of knives and swords and stones and fists and dozens of dead.
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Sunday, October 7, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
I've got a long magazine feature in The Revealer on the call to prayer in Cairo and debates over whether or not to unify the centuries old practice. We're rolling it out now to gain support for a Kickstarter campaign to fund the final stages of a documentary film about the same subject.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Thank you everyone who read this blog throughout 2011 and 2012. I’ve now been back in the U.S. for nearly two months. I'll have a few more pieces up over at The Revealer.
I’ll be shifting my personal writing over to the blog Meanwhile in Texas and reporting as well for the Texas Tribune. The challenge, now, is to make the place I grew up as exciting, foreign, eye-opening, and written-description-worthy as Egypt.
Finally, Emily Smith and I have been hard at work on a travel guide to Egypt. The idea is to pull together all of the strange kitschy places, delicious out of the way restaurants, and other odds, ends, tips, and tricks into a single place that could serve future travelers and expatriates in Egypt (our Arabic tutor chuckled and asked if Egyptians could use it too).
Drum roll please:
Thanks again for reading and following me on this incredible journey.
Friday, July 20, 2012
On Saturday, June 30, Egypt’s first civilian president Mohamed Morsi stood tall among over twenty military leaders, his black suit stark against the sea of khaki. A year before he was a minor figure in Egypt and unknown abroad. The military base where they were standing, known as Hike Step (or Hikesteb, as Arabic has no ‘P’) was not well known either, due to the secrecy of Egypt’s army.
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