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In Pictures: Behind the scenes at Khan el-Kahlili

  /  July 17, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

The streets of Khan el-Kahlili glitter with baubles – necklaces, rings, earrings, broaches – ready for bidding. Where did they come from? Some are imported from China. But others are polished, tooled and set in read the rest…

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Hollywood and the changing face of Cleopatra

  /  June 22, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Hollywood has been fascinated with Cleopatra since one of the fathers of cinema, Georges Melies, featured her in a short silent film in 1899.

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Youth Video Festival highlights diversity

  /  June 8, 2014  /  Culture  /  29 Comments

The annual competition aims to amplify young voices on the topics of social inclusion, diversity, and migration, said Jordi Torrent, project manager for media and information literacy at UNAOC.

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Strength before beauty

  /  June 2, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  36 Comments

Men living in harsh conditions are more likely to find women with masculine features attractive

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Egyptians, Americans build bridges through music

  /  June 1, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Young nonprofit seeks to revitalise Egypt’s art scene through cross-cultural exchanges

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The Mind Illusionist

  /  May 27, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Self-taught Egyptian magician earns the industry’s top international award

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Free as a man

  /  May 25, 2014  /  Culture  /  51 Comments

Photographer invites women to shrug off societal gender roles and “dress and do as they want”

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Spinning back time

  /  May 20, 2014  /  Culture  /  55 Comments

The dancer looks up toward the heavens as he spins, whirling faster and faster until he is no longer a man, but a colourful blur. The long, sweeping skirt he wears round his waist is read the rest…

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Made in Egypt

  /  May 18, 2014  /  Culture  /  28 Comments

Festival promotes local goods, Egyptians spirit

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