'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

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

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

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

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

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

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