The ostensible purpose of some images is to teach us something about life and death, but, Mary Valle asks, what else is going on when we seek out images of sick women's bodies.
By Maurice Chammah "Port Said, once the pariah, is now the vanguard. As the protests turn to street battles, Port Said’s traditional independence from the rest of the country is coming out in a way it never has before."
By Maurice Chammah The question of Zionism and whether or not you support it has for a while now lost its obvious connections to religious affiliation.
By Maurice Chammah Nasser had...wanted the state to protect journalists from the market, but could that be done without making them slaves of the state?
by Maurice Chammah The editors weren’t pleased. It was too complex...It would be easier, they decided, to frame the story as one of religious hatred.
by Maurice Chammah At first I did a double take, seeing the word ‘Weinstein’ in simple block letters one story above street level in downtown Cairo.
Following the publication of a new translation of Sonallah Ibrahim's "That Smell," Maurice Chammah considers the book, and its author, in light of Egypt's recent political and social upheaval.