Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood shows its colors
President Barack Obama recently gave hundreds of millions of dollars and some of the most sophisticated fighter jets in the world to them.
Artists in Egypt work in a tense atmosphere
The Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis give artists cause for concern. Their work reflects the country's uneasy mood and conflicts. CAIRO — The Muslim women in Marwa Adel's photographs are shadows, repressed by custom, religion, marriage and regret. While nude, the figures are obscured by sepia scrims, scrawled upon with stifling words — as if their true selves may never be known.
Critic Cites Revenge of the Sith As "Generation's Greatest Work of Art"
eldavojohn writes "Art critic and University Professor of Humanities and Media Studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia Camille Paglia has written a book that not only claims George Lucas is the 'World's Greatest Living Artist' but also that 'Revenge of the Sith' is our generation's greatest work of art. That's right: Titian, Bernini, Monet, Picasso, Jackson Pollock and ... George Lucas. If you thought you understood art but you hated Episode III, it might be difficult to understand how her book 'Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars' ends with 'Revenge of the Sith.' There is a possibility that the art world remembers this generation by examining that movie."
Found more than 1 month ago on channel Slashdot
Obama urges Egypt to intervene as Gaza conflict escalates
Reports say President Barack Obama is urging the Egyptian government to intervene in the escalating violence between Israel and Hamas in which three Israelis and 19 Palestinians have been killed.
Obama thanks Egypt's president over embassy protection
CAIRO - President Barack Obama has thanked the Egyptian president for securing the U.S. Embassy during protests against a film made in the United States that mocked Prophet Mohammad and sparked worldwide demonstrations and violence.
Found more than 1 month ago on channel Reuters