The Egyptian ruler Cleopatra died more than 2,000 years ago, but still has a powerful presence today. Jeffrey Brown has a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff about her new book, “Cleopatra: a Life.” Continue reading
She is the stuff of myth and legend, one of history’s great heroines: Cleopatra, queen of Egypt. Lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. Subject of Shakespeare, Shaw and, of course, the cinema. But the real Cleopatra was far more interesting. Her story is told in a new biography, “Cleopatra: A Life”, by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Stacy Schiff.
For generations, the Zabaleen people have hauled away Cairo’s refuse and lived on the fringes of society. But thanks to an enterprising recycling school, the poor and mostly illiterate inhabitants of “Trash City” are receiving education and job training for the first time. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Egypt. Continue reading
Nearly 32,000 Iraqi refugees have come to the United States over the past three years to escape violence and political uncertainty. But as Jeffrey Kaye reports, more refugees are learning that personal safety often comes at the cost of economic security. Continue reading