Oriental Jazz

March 10, 2010 No Comments

At the first annual Cairo Jazz Festival, local musicians are fusing sounds from East and West.  Story originally published by Daily News Egypt on March 10, 2010.

Limp Butts in Egypt

February 17, 2010 No Comments

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but many Egyptians are speechless over an image that recently hit the streets here.  Can a new impotence warning dent the manhood of Egypt’s smokers? Originally published by Global Post on February 17, 2010.

Tentmaker in Cairo

February 8, 2010 No Comments

For more than 150 years, craftsmen in Cairo’s tentmaking market have passed the hand-made, needle skills on from father to son. But not everyone wants to continue the cycle. Story originally published by Daily News Egypt on February 8, 2010.

Copts see Virgin Mary over Cairo

January 7, 2010 No Comments

In December 2009, a flash of light appeared over a church in Cairo. Was it the Virgin Mary or just a hoax?  GP’s Jon Jensen visits the church and speaks with witnesses.  Originally published by Global Post on January 7, 2010.

Oud Maker in Cairo

October 19, 2009 No Comments

On Cairo’s Mohamed Ali Street, craftsmen build traditional musical instruments by hand. Several small factories make the oud, a popular string instrument in the Middle East. Originally published by Daily News Egypt on October 19, 2009.

Egypt’s Christians uphold tattoo tradition

October 14, 2009 No Comments

In a tiny shack on the outskirts of Cairo, 8-year-old Abenoub is set to undergo a unique right of passage. This young Christian is about to get his first tattoo – a Coptic cross. Originally published by Global Post on October 14, 2009.

Stars Shine at Cairo International Film Festival

September 30, 2009 No Comments

In 2008, Susan Sarandon, Charlize Theron, Kurt Russell, Alicia Silverstone and other Hollywood celebrities came to Cairo to celebrate the art of film. Join Daily News Egypt on the red carpet of the 2008 Cairo International Film Festival. Story originally published by Daily News Egypt on September 30, 2008.