Get it Right

Two new discoveries: the excellent French site "Culture et Politique Arabes" (there is an English version, and they are both in my blog roll now), which discusses the politics of cultural production in the Arab world with great detail and insight. And thanks to that site, the new pop album Arabology, just out in France. Check out the video to the single "Get It Right," set in Cairo, and full of great footage of the city.

Get It Right on YouTube

Ursula Lindsey

Ursula Lindsey is the managing editor of the Arabist blog. She writes about culture, education and politics in the Arab world. She lived in Cairo from 2002 to 2013 and got her start at the ground-breaking independent magazine Cairo Times. She was the culture editor of Cairo magazine in 2005-2006 and served as special projects editor at the independent news site Mada Masr in 2013-2014. She is the Chronicle of Higher Education's Middle East correspondent. She contributes to the BBC-PRI radio program The World, and has written for Newsweek, The New York Times, The New Yorker online, Bookforum and the blog of the London Review of Books.