Arts & Culture

Growing Up Abroad, El Leila El Kebeera Was My Window to Egyptian Culture

Throughout most of my childhood, my family and I traveled from one country to another. I never spent long enough…

15 May 2022

The Unseen World of Egypt’s Siwi Berber

Isolated and idyllic, the Siwa Oasis sits spun with sand and stone. Its water is clear, near-mythic, its shores baked…

15 May 2022

Did Egypt’s Sphinx Really Close its Eyes?

In a strange turn of events, social media users have shared dubious footage of Egypt’s iconic Sphinx statue with its…

15 May 2022

Sindbad: The Children’s Magazine that Influenced Generations

  From illustrated stories to riddles and one-frame ca​rtoons: Sindbad was a seminal children's magazine, whose storytelling and illustrations have…

14 May 2022

Sharm El Sheikh’s ‘Al Sahaba Mosque’ Blends Spirituality and Tourism

In the land of the Red Sea, where sheltered sandy beaches and clear water surround, and palm-trees line the promenades,…

14 May 2022

Mosque of Ibn Tūlūn: A Vision of Beauty

A monument of brilliant red brick and lace-like ornaments, the Mosque of Ibn Tūlūn is an homage to bygone centuries.…

12 May 2022

Marveling Through Moon Knight’s Genius Soundtrack

From Wegz to Abdel Halim Hafez: Disney +’s Moon Knight has impressed fans with its mystery-structured episodes, intricate Egyptian details,…

10 May 2022

How Cheb Khaled’s Music Rose as a Force Against Racism and Cultural Homogenization

Less than five seconds after playing the song, the crowd loudly cheers and begins to repeatedly sing ‘Aicha’. Cheb Khaled,…

10 May 2022

Victoria College: 5 Astounding Alumni From Egypt’s Elite School of the Past

Image Credit:اسكندرية 1900/FacebookDuring the British occupation of Egypt, to be colonial was to be elite: to receive colonial education was…

9 May 2022

Hussein Bicar: The Man who Mastered Several Arts

A writer of stories and iconic poems, a painter of visuals and comics, a master of sonics and tunes: Hussein…

9 May 2022

Tales from the Past: The Hawara Pyramid and Egypt’s Long Lost Labyrinth

Near the Al-Fayyoum entrance are ancient findings that have been found and that are yet to be unearthed; like the…

5 May 2022

Slave-Soldiers to Sultans: Reign of the Mamlūks

Very few have not heard of them, for the Mamlūks are a daunting, elusive non-elite that demarcated Egypt’s medieval years,…

3 May 2022

Carmen Weinstein: The “Iron Lady” of Egypt’s Jews

  Courageous, tireless, and loyal was Carmen Weinstein, the former leader of Egypt’s dwindling Jewish community. Weinstein fought the good…

1 May 2022

A Midsummer’s Dream: Kite-Flying in Egypt

A familiar friend to all Egyptians is the blue-tinted sky: on a breezy summer day, jolly paper kites fine-dot the…

30 April 2022

A Blend of Pop and Folk Cultures: Remembering Artist Chant Avedissian

In Chant Avedissian’s work, there are tales of Egypt’s glorious past and its iconic figures, taken from the heyday of…

29 April 2022

From Egypt to Sri Lanka: Ahmed Orabi’s Ceylon Exile

Across a vast history dating back thousands of years, Egypt gave birth to fascinating minds and brilliant legacies. Regardless of…

28 April 2022

Strut Like an Egyptian: International Runways Meet Egyptian History

Egypt’s glamor knows no limits: on the runway, high-end couture meets ancient Egypt, where long capes drip with gold, dresses…

27 April 2022

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