On the Media in Cairo (Stephen Nessen)

Towel Art

Thursday, April 07, 2011 - 01:33 PM

Ok. This weirdly off topic, but I gotta mention it. I leave my room at the Rameses Hilton every morning, and when I return in the evening, the nice young men who tidy the room leave a surprise on my bed: Towel Sculptures! The first night it was a swan giving a ride to a small stuffed camel. The second night, I was initially stunned by what appeared to be a small child wrapped in gauze,  before I switched on the light and beheld a an impressive towel-crocodile holding the aforementioned camel in its gaping mouth. Today it's a small man in a robe (thank god it's small - I don't think my heart could take any more life-size renderings) wearing MY hat. Also he 's sleeping on MY side of the bed. What nerve!

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On The Media went to Egypt. Host Brooke Gladstone and OTM producer Sarah Abdurrahman take you behind the scenes as they navigate the hectic streets of Cairo and the even more hectic Egyptian media landscape.


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