New Bidoun

Great new issue of Bidoun out--the interview issues are always my favourites.

There is a lot of wonderful content available online, including Elizabeth Rubin's interview of Pakistani writer Daniyal Mueenuddi (whose "In Other Rooms, Other Wonders" should be on your reading list) and Negar Azimi's profile of the Lebanese comic artists behind the tri-lingual, graphic publication Samandal (below are a few snapshots from the first issue, available for download). 

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(Disclaimer: I also have a small piece in this issue, a review of the Kennedy Center's "Arabesque" festival).

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.