Beyond Chopin

Shahd Magdy, Andrew Milad, Mahmoud El-Batran and Mostafa Hassan are the names of the young Egyptian pianists who won the … More

I wish I was French

Published in Al Ahram Weekly. J’aurais voulu etre egyptien (I Wish I Was Egyptian), recently performed in Egypt, is a … More

Silence of the Lambs

The Pussy Riot controversy follows the classical mould of the struggle for freedom of expression, and unveils a typical authoritarian … More