This is a great reading list. I couldn’t help but notice of course that much of the “case studies” or particular site are in the Middle East. I am becoming increasingly interested in how the region plays -in urban studies literature as well as in politics- a two-way image. That of Dubai, gulf cities- the […]
I like the first 45 seconds of the track.. it tells a story of cafe that is over there at the crossroads, where there is a hearth, where she would go and meet her loved one, and “furnish” it with their secrets. She comes in and find two younger lovers, who took their seats, and […]
Yesterday I wanted to write a short story. However, I am writing it today. Even though I am as busy today as I was busy yesterday, doing the same tasks. Time is out of joint. This is what I said to myself yesterday as I walked from home to campus in the morning. I had […]
Iman Mersal’s beautiful poem, The Idea of Houses, from her collection “So I can give up the idea of houses”.. I remember that the “dirt” in the very last bit, was تراب (dust in Arabic), and thus poetics flutter as we try to grasp them in translation.. I sold my earrings at the gold store to […]
I hope this book is as gratifying as these posts seem to suggest. Brainpickings have linked it to Arendt‘s loneliness and totalitarianism and Virginia Wolf’s loneliness and creativity . One of the most popular BCC culture’s posts was an extract by Laing on Edward Hopper. A book might be recommended by its hyperlinks- who knows. […]
A photo-story on madamasr’s panorama: The Internet As A Place « Panorama.