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sherry-jones's picture
Feb.17.2011
The sexual assault of CBS reporter Lara Logan during her coverage of the revolution in Egypt is reprehensible. Her courage, for daring to make her story public, is laudable, drawing attention as it does to the contemptuous treatment of women in Egyptian society. During the two weeks we spent in...
dale-estey's picture
Feb.17.2011
There is such a plot here for a novel.  Yes - I know - that 'first' novel about the revolution in Egypt has already been written.  But here you can go in so many directions (I like the idea of using the POV of the artifact itself - it has seen so much). What did the thief think when stealing it?...
dale-estey's picture
Feb.16.2011
A week or so ago I noted a book rushed to print about the Green Bay Packers, winner of the Super Bowl. Now, it was- admittedly - an "updated" version of a previous book, but still, pretty fast work. However, I do remove my figurative hat to the author of this novel about the revolution...
opal-palmer-adisa's picture
Feb.16.2011
A writer must write, must harness words and ideas and string them together (an isolated venture) in order to be productive, but a writer must also participate in the life that is being lived (a public undertaking) around her, must often go to it, be in its middle and become a recorder, a witness...
amy-d-shojai's picture
Feb.15.2011
Do you have a disaster plan for yourself and your pets? If not, make plans now! You never know when disaster will strike. For instance, I hadn’t a clue that the several “booms” yesterday followed by a power outage was more than a temporary inconvenience. Then I noticed smoke—outside—quite some...
enoch-john's picture
Feb.15.2011
The earthquake was the global meltdown that started on Wall Street in 2008.The aftershocks took Tunisia and Egypt by storm and is spreading in the region.Repressive regimes have to be careful from now on.People want freedom and the amelioration of living conditions.The cry is becoming global.The...
earl-merkel's picture
Feb.15.2011
It's not everyday one gets to offend most of the media, feminists, revolutionaries, women softball players and the entire nation of Egypt.  But I think I've succeeded...   My old college buddy --and these days, occasional political-writing foil-- Roger Simon has an amusing column on Politico.com ...
phil-bronstein's picture
Feb.14.2011
Media Bistro They kissed us in Tahrir Square but did they really mean it? Since you can't smooch Facebook or Twitter, which also got a lot of the English-language placard credit from the Egyptian citizens who actually did the overthrowing, Valentine's Day came early last week for flesh-and-...
dale-estey's picture
Feb.13.2011
The dramatic events in Cairo (and all of Egypt) call out for some nifty novel written in the next two months which might capture some of the elements. Part of that is deeply historical, to which the disturbing information which follows attests.   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *    ...
sylvia-petter's picture
Feb.12.2011
Over the last weeks and the weeks before I’ve been glued to my pc, any pc, and now I’m trying to work out why I have felt so engaged. I didn’t know anyone in Tunisia. I knew two persons in Egypt I consider friends. I had no family there, I had never even visited either country. But nothing comes...