Human Interest: On Deborah Cohen’s “Last Call at the Hotel Imperial”

JULY 25, 2022 “THEY BEGAN THE decade by reporting the story, but by 1939, they were the story,” writes Deborah Cohen, describing the five American foreign correspondents at the heart of her new book, Last Call at the Hotel Imperial: The Reporters Who Talked on a World at War. The correspondents, John and Frances Gunther, … Read more

Call it kismet

My half of the story begins in Cairo in the spring of 2018; a spring of heat-slurred days and Iftar nights. My husband, Sam, had been posted to the Australian embassy, ​​and the two of us were living in a hotel while we searched for an apartment. Our room looked out to the Nile and … Read more