Some of my favourite articles on Egypt as the protests have continued and history has continued to unfold. I can remember watching the Berlin Wall being torn down in 1989 and never imagined that I would witness anything like that again in my lifetime :
– The Revolutionary Moment (The Nation) ;
If the world has a heart, it beats now for Egypt. Not, of course, the Egypt of President Hosni Mubarak—with the rigged elections, the censored press, the axed Internet, the black-clad security police and the tanks and the torture chambers—but the Egypt of the intrepid ordinary citizens who, almost entirely unarmed, with little more than their physical presence in the streets and their prayers, in the name of justice and freedom, are defying this whole apparatus of intimidation and violence.
– Egypt and the Velvet Revolutions (The New Yorker) ;
– “Mubarak, Mubarak, What Have you Done ?” (The New York Review of Books) ;
I could hear piercing shrieks coming from further in the square. Pieces of metal and other debris seemed to be falling from the sky. Something seemed to be exploding, and I guessed it was shells of tear gas—it was a familiar sound.
– protest signs ;
Other stunning graphics from the week :
– Australia’s Cyclone Yasi transposed over a map of the US (Wall Street Pit) ;
– astrophotographer Chris Kotsiopoulos captures an entire day in a single image (The Atlantic) ;
If you need more visual inspiration Google has a new website offering virtual tours of art galleries around the world.
Have a good weekend.