Nadia Kamel: Salade Maison (Salata Baladi)

From Women Make Movies Egyptian filmmaker, Nadia Kamel was born in 1961 in Cairo, where she continues to live and work. The daughter of journalist parents with a long history of political activism, Kamel grew up in a house steeped in progressive politics and a passion for the arts and popular culture. She studied microbiologyContinue reading “Nadia Kamel: Salade Maison (Salata Baladi)”

Inherent Vice #ThomasPynchon #PaulThomasAnderson #atthemovies

For decades I have been a fan of Thomas Pynchon’s novels. The first one I read was “V”, still one of my favourites, but, really, I love all of them. There is some geographical and historical magic Pynchon distils in his writing, that permeates his characters in a unique way. Maxine Tarnow, in Bleeding Edge,Continue reading “Inherent Vice #ThomasPynchon #PaulThomasAnderson #atthemovies”

#FiveSentenceFiction: Secure

I was in gangland, a terrifying quagmire of narrow streets, pretend beggars, and sinister characters lurking at every corner. The bag I was carrying had enough dope in it to get me killed, and I was scared, more so than at any time in my miserable life of pusher. They appeared from nowhere, three bigContinue reading “#FiveSentenceFiction: Secure”