Omar Kholeif is an Egyptian-born, UK-based writer, editor and curator. His writing appears regularly in The Guardian, Art Monthly, PopMatters, Film International, Advocate, Frieze, What’s On Stage, and Scope, to name but a few. Omar holds an MA from the University of Glasgow in Film & Television Studies and Politics, as well as a professional degree from Screen Academy Scotland, and is an Inspire fellow at the Royal College of Art, London and FACT (The Foundation For Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool. He is also a contributor to Document (http://www.docfilmfest.org.uk), the only UK documentary film festival, with a human rights focus, based at the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Glasgow, Scotland. Omar’s writing has also been produced professionally for the UK stage, and developed through the likes of the UK Film Council, Scottish Screen, the Script Factory and Royal Court, London. He most recently co-edited the reader, Vision, Memory and Media (Liverpool/Chicago Univ Press 2010).
To find out more, or to contact the author, please visit www.everythingok.co.uk
Tuesday, October 20 2009
So much of our musical landscape has changed. Rarely do I invite someone over to listen to an album over coffee, rarely do I make a mix CD for a friend, and what used to be an exciting outing to an independent music store has increasingly become a distant memory, as these autonomous ventures continue to fold
Monday, February 21 2011
Blue Songs finds Adam Butler and his crew of collaborators laying back -- turning the dance floor into an ethereal contemplation, unrepentant debauchery, retro revivalism, and slow-burning House.
Wednesday, February 2 2011
The greatest female rock vocalist of the 1990s is celebrated in a two-disc compilation from Universal.
Thursday, December 16 2010
What does it sound like to be a guest at your own party? This collection reveals that it is quite a variable affair.
Wednesday, November 17 2010
Athlete are devoid of melodic affability. Go on. I dare you to list five of the group’s biggest hits? Stumped?
Tuesday, November 16 2010
This is an evocative selection that captures a profound recent history not only in the Dixie Chicks’ career, but in the recent history of female country music.
Sunday, April 18 2010
On the 20th anniversary of Warp Records, PopMatters staff member Omar Kholeif takes a look back at one of the most influential films in Warp's film catalogue.
Friday, April 2 2010
Tuesday, January 12 2010
The author takes a critical look, at what is arguably one of the best, and quirky films of the last decade.