The sun sets over Egypt's current capital, in Cairo. Photo via Flickr user: Marwa Morgan

Egypt’s New Clothes

Egypt will be abandoning Cairo’s infrastructure problems and building a new capital in imitation of Dubai or Singapore, just as the proverbial Emperor donned new clothes.

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Cartoon: Tsipras Visits Putin

Austian Marian Kamensky on Greek PM Tsipras’ upcoming trip to Russia.

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A mural in Havana. Parts of Santo Domingo will need to be transformed to resemble the capital of Cuba. Photo via Flickr user: Ed Yourdon

Santo Domingo de La Habana, the Cinematographic Capital of the Domini-Cuban Republic

Over the next few weeks, Santo Domingo will take on the role of Havana as it steps up to the plate for the movie adaptation of one of Cuban literature’s most important novels.

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Aerial view of burned homes in Abyei, on the border of South Sudan in 2011. Years of ethnic violence have followed the Second Sudanese Civil War. Photo via Flickr user: United Nations Photo.

South Sudan: The Art of “Nationcide” vs. the Crisis of Antidotes

South Sudan will descend to a perpetual Hobbesian “war of all against all,” exposing the moral bankruptcy of the West again, not to mention the colossal human toll.

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Cartoon: Erdoğan v Penguen

Terry Anderson on the charges against cartoonists Bahadir Baurter and Özer Aydoğan.

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Book Picks 2014: The Salon Readings at City of Asylum
by Sampsonia Way / March 19, 2015
Sampsonia Way presents the ultimate book list based on the Salon Readings that City of Asylum/Pittsburgh held during 2014. Each of the books on the list was written, edited, or translated by the stellar lineup of invited writers, journalists, and translators. Enjoy! Read more...
The sun sets over Egypt's current capital, in Cairo. Photo via Flickr user: Marwa Morgan
Egypt’s New Clothes
by Nesreen Salem / April 1, 2015
Egypt will be abandoning Cairo's infrastructure problems and building a new capital in imitation of Dubai or Singapore, just as the proverbial Emperor donned new clothes. Read more...
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Egypt: Documentary with Ramy Essam and censored artists
by Free Muse / March 17, 2015
The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression recently released a documentary exploring freedom of creativity in Egypt by interviewing the artists that have been subjected to governmental censorship. Read more...

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  • The sun sets over Egypt's current capital, in Cairo. Photo via Flickr user: Marwa Morgan
    Egypt’s New Clothes

    Egypt will be abandoning Cairo’s infrastructure problems and building a new capital in imitation of Dubai or Singapore, just as the proverbial Emperor donned new clothes.

    Read more...

  • Photo: Ahmad via Flickr (Creative Commons License)
    A Question

    The two Iranian political parties rivaling for control of the presidency are, in form but not in content, similar to the contentions between the Democratic and Republican parties in the United States.

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