Ursula Lindsey has been the Middle East correspondent for The Chronicle of Higher Education since 2010. She was based in Cairo, Egypt from 2012 to 2014, and now lives in Rabat, Morocco. She writes about education, media, culture and politics in the Arab world.
Cairo Since 1900, by Mohamed Elshahed, documents a vibrant aspect of the city’s heritage that’s in danger of being erased.
Egypt celebrates its most famous modern writer in the long-delayed museum, which finally opened last year. Visitors may wish, though, that it had taken a more engaging approach.
A symposium focused on the challenges of producing, sharing and conserving popular culture in an age of heightened official oversight and lingering nostalgia for the past.
The Karama Festival, based in Jordan, uses cinema as a force for social change. This year it highlighted films from Yemen.
A sampling of works published, translated or honored in the past year illustrates the diversity of writing by Arab authors.
Work of the region’s designers was showcased across Jordan’s capital last week, in exhibits that ranged from the practical to the ethereal.
The rare public-sector walkout drew sympathy from citizens also caught between stagnant wages and rising costs in a debt-burdened economy
An anthology explores “Arabicity,” the cultural links and concerns shared by artists from disparate countries throughout the Arab world.
Five months of massive, peaceful pressure for political change have taken even seasoned observers by surprise.