Links 6-12 January 2013

Above, a recent performance by an Umm Kulthoum hologram in front of a live audience. Quite remarkable. I'd go if they did this with the historical concerts.

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,