'When Rape Becomes a Weapon of War': review of the Yazidi activist Nadia Murad's memoir
In The New York Times Sunday Book Review, January 21, 2018

On Shirin Neshat's OUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE
In BOMB #127, Spring 2014

Review of Amira Mittermaier’s Dreams that Matter, on dreaming in Cairo
In Bidoun #23: Squares, November 2011


IN PRAISE OF DRIFT, a conversation with the intrepid artist Ellie Ga
In TANK, Travel, Winter 2018.

BODY LANGUAGE: a profile of the modern dance choreographer Ohad Naharin
In The New York Times: T Magazine, September 27, 2015

An interview with the mythographer Marina Warner, on the Booker Prize, illusion, 'world literature'
In TANK, Summer 2015

ASTRAL BODIES, a lesson in anthroposophy from porn star Conner Habib
In Bidoun #28: Interviews, February 2013          PDF

STAY AWAY FROM MY AFTERLIFE! / TUT TO THE CHASE, a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum
In Bidoun #25 and reprinted in Harper’s, November 2011.

WE THE ANIMAL PEOPLE, on the revolution at Cairo’s Giza Zoo
In Bidoun #25, July 2011


ROSE-TINTED DREAMS: a reality-themed reading list.
In TANK, Autumn 2015

On the books and brains of the library at Dar Al-Ma'mûn in Marrakech
In The Fabulist, November 2014