14 February 2010 0 Comments

The Daily Beast and The New York Times

My new Palestinian crime novel THE FOURTH ASSASSIN is one of five “This Week’s Hot Reads” on The Daily Beast, which also happens to be the hot read of the web these days. The Beast writes of the book and its Brooklyn setting: “Rees paints a meticulous portrait of the post-9/11 community of Little Palestine […]

29 September 2009 0 Comments

‘Smart People Recommend’…Me

On The Daily Beast‘s Buzz Board, under the headline “Smart People Recommend”, Charles M. Sennott, head honcho of the innovative international news site Global Post, plugs THE SAMARITAN’S SECRET: “Matt Beynon Rees’s Palestinian detective novels reveal more truths about the ‘Holy Land,’ and I use that term loosely, than any straight journalism I’ve ever read […]

22 May 2009 0 Comments

Mother and Son, Wars and Recipes

War correspondent Matt McAllester fled into the fields of battle to escape an alcoholic, mentally ill mother. In his memoir, Bittersweet, he tries to make amends with her, in the kitchen. Read my interview with McAllester on The Daily Beast.

17 May 2009 0 Comments

Beastly Me: What Israel learned from Arafat

Tomorrow’s Netanyahu-Obama summit has Iran, Gaza, and settlements on the agenda, but the Israeli leader will bring a new tactic learned from an old nemesis. On The Daily Beast today, my take on how Bibi will “pull an Arafat.”

11 May 2009 0 Comments

The right Holy Land, the wrong Holy Father

My irreverent take on the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI to the Holy Land features prominently on The Daily Beast today. Maybe people always say their take is “irreverent,” but in the case of a story about the Pope I feel justified in using it…

21 April 2009 0 Comments

Beastly Me: my Holocaust take on The Daily Beast

I’ve started writing for Tina Brown’s ground-breaking news website The Daily Beast. The first of my pieces runs today. Here’s the headline:ISRAEL’S PRIVATE SHAMEToday is Holocaust Remembrance Day, and the worst place to be a survivor might be Israel.To read the article, click here.