Monday, January 31, 2011

Eight of the best articles on the upheaval in Egypt

The Daily Beast has tagged eight essential pieces of longform journalism about the political events in Egypt.

One article on the list:
"Hosni Mubarak, the Plane Is Waiting"
The New York Review of Books, Yasmine El Rashidi; Jan 25, 2011

Yasmine El Rashidi follows a group of protesters through Cairo's back alleys on their march toward Tahrir Square on the first day of Egypt's January 25th protests. Along the way, the members in their ranks are jumped, arrested, clobbered by thugs, dispersed with tear gas, and shaken by rumors the police plan on using live ammunition at nightfall. When the crackdown in the square eventually occurs, it is relentless, and El Rashidi is there to bear witness.
Read about another recommended article.

--Marshal Zeringue