Two Strangers Meet at a Cafe in Cairo. Then, what will happen

IF AN EGYPT CANNOT SPEAK ENGLISHby Noor Naga Noor Naga’s impulsive and philosophical novel “If an Egypt Cannot Speak English” begins with a sweet introduction. In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, and for most of the book, two strangers, whose names are not disclosed, sit side by side in a cafe in Cairo. Egyptian-American …

To Survive the Pandemic, A Secret Nintendo Cafe Is No Secret Anymore

TOKYO – Toru Hashimoto ran a cafe that he almost hoped no one would find. The little hideout is a nostalgic repository for the objects he hid during his decade as an engineer at Nintendo in the 1980s and ’90s: the original soundtrack to the Mario theme song, jerseys from the company’s baseball team, a …