Mat Wolf

  • I Toured Cairo’s Muslim Brotherhood Protest Camps Just Before the Military Crackdown

    This morning, the Egyptian Army launched a full-scale assault on protest camps where thousands of supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi had been gathering. In the tense days leading up to this crackdown, I went on a guided tour of the largest...

  • Penetrating Jordan’s Illegal Porn Cinemas

    No marquee or sign advertises the Kawakib Cinema's name or its show times, but it is a refuge for men—many of them migrant laborers from outside Jordan—to watch grainy porn anytime from 8 AM to 8 PM any day of the week to "finish and relax."

  • Christmas in Palestine

    I spent Christmas in Bethlehem, Christ's birthplace, first in the international tourist hotspot of Manger Square, then in the hills surrounding it where there's fewer Nativity scenes and more posters honoring Palestinian martyrs and Fatah graffiti.