The Sexy Business of Political Uprisings: Sijal Hachem’s “Khalas”

I lived through a revolution. I saw my 21-year-old brother holding a gun. I slept with a knife under my pillow. I have a close friend who was shot and is now blind in one eye.I was lucky. I didn't have thugs break into my house. I wasn’t tear-gassed. I wasn’t shot at. But I have friends who were. I have friends who have friends who died.And compared to the revolutions going on in Yemen, Syria, Bahrain, and Libya, Egypt was lucky.Today I heard a new song by Sijal Hachem, a Lebanese singer I’ … [Read more...]