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Boston Globe

Moving the Nile to the Left

I wrote about Farouk El-Baz’s plan to fix Egypt in The Boston Globe.

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Wall Street Journal

Tourism Trap

I reviewed Elizabeth Becker’s Overbooked in the Wall Street Journal.

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International Herald Tribune New York Times

A Tarnished Jubilee

From Kampala, for the IHT.

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Boston Globe

The Blasphemy Divide

At The Boston Globe, I have a piece about the different ways in which the West (the U.S., really) and the Muslim world (and Europe) approach blasphemy.

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International Herald Tribune New York Times

Cairo, City of Fights

A report for the IHT.

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International Herald Tribune New York Times

A History of Mob Violence

On public violence in Cairo. (IHT)

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Boston Globe

Trouble in Timbuktu

At the Boston Globe Ideas section, I wrote about the history of Timbuktu.

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Wall Street Journal

Invisible Hand to Mouth

Originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal.

An Economist Gets Lunch

By Tyler Cowen

Dutton, 293 pages, $26.95

“Let’s be clear,” Tyler Cowen writes in “An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies,” an eccentric first-person hodgepodge of gastronomic thoughts, strategies and travel stories. “Every meal really matters to me.” Readers of his blog, Marginal Revolution, know that he means it. Nominally devoted to economics, the site also catalogs meticulously the ethnic restaurants in the Washington area. In a typical post, he’ll review a new Bolivian restaurant and compare it not only with other Bolivian restaurants but with others serving food from the Cochabamba region.