Arts & Culture

7 Ramadan Radio Shows to Give a Listen To

Between the hours between iftar and suhoor, Egyptians gather around in Ramdan to watch a wide range of mosalsalat (TV…

26 March 2023

Egypt to Get Its Very Own Fashion Week For the First Time

Egypt will now have its very own fashion week for the first time in May, as announced by Egypt’s Fashion…

26 March 2023

Women-Led and Directed Series to Watch this Ramadan

Ramadan in Egypt is a time of communal gathering, charity, prayer — and also a time of marathon television-watching. With…

24 March 2023

Empowering the Next Generation of Female Athletes: Egypt’s Khadija Hegazy

More than just entertainers, athletes live and breathe sport. While most people move and shift between different careers and job…

22 March 2023

How Arabs Are Being Represented in Entertainment: Are Orientalist Tropes Still Pervasive?

“Oh, you guys party in Egypt? Women, too?” is a question I’ve had repeated to me innumerable times when I…

22 March 2023

Egyptian Streets’ Team Eats: Our Staple Ramadan Dishes on Every Table

Ramandan is a month of togetherness and joy, where family and friends gather over iftar tables and late-night suhoors. The…

22 March 2023

A Playlist: Arab Songs that Feel Like Spring

Iconic Egyptian singer Soad Hosny sang ‘El Donya Rabee’ W El Gaw Badee’ (It’s Springtime and the Weather is Splendid)…

19 March 2023

A Blast from Ramadan Pasts: Egypt’s Nostalgic Song Commercials

The Ramadan season comes bearing warmth, peace, and felicity. Over family iftar gatherings and late night suhoors, Egyptians gather around…

15 March 2023

Translating Sound: Towards an Accessible Cinema for Egypt’s Deaf Audiences

Film is primarily a visual medium, but much of a viewer’s understanding and enjoyment of it is tied to sound.…

13 March 2023

Remains of Ancient Egyptian People in Museums: Is There Such a Thing as Ethical Display?

Content Warning: This article includes images of wrapped mummified human remains and discusses body parts. Links may contain images of…

10 March 2023

Remembering Safia Al-Mohandes, the Egyptian Mother of Broadcasting

Before Safia Al-Mohandes, no female voice had ever been heard on Egyptian radio. Al-Mohandes’ trailblazing career gave her the title…

7 March 2023

Pursuing Passion: The Struggles of Upcoming Musicians in Egypt

Listening to music is an everyday experience for most people. However, aspiring and early-career musicians face various barriers to entry…

5 March 2023

An Ode to the Motherland: International Authors who Wrote About Egypt

Many have written about Egypt: an epicenter of culture, art, and history. A land where the Nile refracts every sunrise…

1 March 2023

Charlie: Is Egypt’s Latest Musical Theatre Production Worth Your Time?

You may have seen the billboards and wondered. I know I did. A towering image of a group of people…

28 February 2023

Revivals, Remakes, and the Art of Recycled Media in Egypt

MBC announced its upcoming Ramadan series Souq El Kanto on 23 February. Starring Amir Karara in the lead role, the…

28 February 2023

REVIEW: How ‘This Arab Life’ Speaks to the Liberation of the Arab Self and Its Inherent Politicism

Unrelenting and unforgiving is the Arab experience. From wet womb to war-torn, Arab children are born into cultural fault lines…

24 February 2023

Backstreet Boys Scheduled to Perform in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE this Spring

The Backstreet Boys, one of the United States’ most recognizable boy bands, are set to perform in Saudi Arabia, Egypt,…

23 February 2023

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