April 23, 1989 |
After a year of scientific debate, archeologists still can't figure out how to keep the Sphinx from falling apart. It's been almost six months since workmen made emergency repairs and replaced a stone that fell Feb. 7, 1988, from the crouching lion's right shoulder. But the experts can't decide what to do next. "Scholars from Egypt and around the world have given us good advice, but not one has been able to come up with a sure way to save our wonderful Sphinx," said Sayed Tawfik, Egypt's top archeological official.
September 28, 1986
Having lived as an American in Paris for four years, mingling with the aspiring expatriate literati, I was interested by Elizabeth Venant's "The Third Wave: Paris' Expatriate Literary Scene," Sept. 21). I was, however, disappointed that the one publication that has been around longer than either Passion or Sphinx was not mentioned. Bob Bishop is the editor of the Free Voice, circulation 7,000, which is the only connection some Americans in Paris have with their counterparts. He has published interviews with Peter Brook, Jean-Luc Ponty and Anthony Burgess.
March 14, 1990 |
The embattled Egyptian owner of Harrods, alleged to have bought London's most famous department store with lies and mystery money, says he will never be ousted. "Harrods is my pyramid. I shall stay here forever--they can bury me on the roof," Mohamed Fayed said in an interview published in the Daily Express newspaper today. "The dogs bark but the caravan passes on."
April 26, 1986
Your excellent article on the Sporting News' 100th birthday, and its colorful editor J.G. Taylor Spink, recalled for me my one and only contact with the man. It was about 1958 and, as an elementary school student in Michigan, I had been given a subscription to the Sporting News. Near the end of the subscription period, I began receiving notices asking me to renew. I wrote a tearful letter explaining I was only 11 years old, didn't have the money ($12, I think) to subscribe, but loved baseball and loved the Sporting News.
November 15, 1987 |
MONSIEUR TESTE IN AMERICA & OTHER INSTANCES OF REALISM by Andrei Codrescu (Coffee House Press: $9.95, paper; 138 pp.). What has America ever done to Andrei Codrescu that he should treat its readers like this? Born in Sibiu, Romania, in 1946, he came to the States in 1966, and since made a decent living churning out 17 volumes of prose and poetry, addressing the country on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," and teaching at Louisiana State University.
May 11, 2013 |
Bob Bradley wasn't looking for an adventure as much as he was looking for a job after being fired as coach of the U.S. soccer team two years ago. But in Egypt he found both. When Bradley arrived in the fall of 2011 to take over Egypt's national soccer program, the country was teetering between revolution and rebellion. The Arab Spring uprising had already unseated longtime leader Hosni Mubarak, and five months after Bradley began work a deadly riot broke out at an Egyptian Premier League match, killing 74. It probably wasn't the best time to take any soccer job in Egypt.