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Ursula Lindsey


Sunday, September 19 2004

Capital of Chaos

In Cairo nothing seems to work that well, and yet everything seems to work out. The city is rotting as much as it is growing. The dead and the living commingle. Seeming always on the verge of collapse under its own weight, Cairo is perpetually reborn.


Sunday, November 19 2006

Talk of Two Cities

In this final installment of Arabesque, Ursula Lindsey tries (and fails) to say goodbye to Cairo.

Thursday, July 27 2006

Darkness Falls on Beirut

This will go down in history as an infamous summer, the summer Lebanon -- with all its hopes, its charms, its weaknesses -- was abandoned.

Wednesday, July 19 2006

A Clear View to Cairo

Perhaps being far from Cairo -- far from my 16 million neighbors, from the IQ-lowering clouds of lead pollution, from the distracting sound of a hundred drivers leaning on their car horns in a nearby street -- helps me think more clearly.

Monday, May 15 2006

Endless Emergency

Life in Egypt is life in a 'cheerful police state'.

Tuesday, March 21 2006

They're Out to Get Us

Conspiracy theories are getting a bum rap.

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