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Exploring the Egyptian Museum

  /  March 5, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The Egyptian Museum is overwhelming – get the scope on what to see and how to navigate this sprawling enterprise

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Refki El-Razzaz revives the spirit of civilisation

  /  March 5, 2015  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

El-Razzaz is a true advocate for art in Egypt. His method mainly depends on critical thinking and genuine identity.

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Ancient tomb discovered in Luxor

  /  March 3, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh El-Damaty announced that the tomb contains the monuments of Amenhotep and his wife, who likely belong to the 18th dynasty.

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Review: Ahmed Al-Attar’s ‘The Last Supper’

  /  March 3, 2015  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

The latest showing in February was in Falaki Theatre (a few steps away from Mohamed Mahmoud Street), after which it will move on as the official selection in the Festival d’Avignon.

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Towards a safer road attitude

  /  March 3, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The Nada Initiative launches its first campaign on road accident awareness

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I write to tell the story of our generation: Novelist Yasser Ahmed

  /  March 1, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

In his interview with Daily News Egypt, writer Yasser Ahmed revealed some secrets about the preparation of his first two novels, his favorite writers as well as his upcoming novels and literary works.

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Meem: An animation in the face of taboos

  /  February 25, 2015  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Meem, an average girl of no particular age or political and religious views, started speaking the minds of local women.

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Egypt’s latest book on modern travel hits bookstores

  /  February 24, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

In the book, Foa’ad draws several scenes in five of the countries he had the chance to visit for the reader, their atmosphere, history, the way locals live, the local food and famous neighbourhoods.

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‘Jars of Clay’ speaks of a life of struggles

  /  February 24, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The timing of the exhibition, right after the killings of 20 Egyptians in Libya, added a lot of feeling to the paintings, which aimed to convey the notion of mourning death a new kind of depth.

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Review of 87th Annual Academy Awards

  /  February 24, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

A complete review of this year’s Oscars

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People, music and change: The Bin Al-Sarayat conundrum

  /  February 22, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Those young people enforced their culture on a mainstream taste that I deem decadent, says Wagdy Al-Komy

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In Pictures: Egyptians ask for intercession on Mulid Al-Hussein

  /  February 18, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

  A giant whirl of people from across Egypt and the world circling the Al-Hussein mosque, square and neighbourhood, is the distinguished mark of one of Cairo’s most special nights. On the last Tuesday of read the rest…

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Bassem Youssef set to star in secretly filmed documentary

  /  February 18, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Surgeon-turned-television presenter will star in “Tickling Giants” about free speech and satire in the Middle East

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Aya Afify says no to anorexia

  /  February 18, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

In a regular room with dim lighting, several known faces were photographed by the renowned Photo Boutique to raise awareness against anorexia.

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Details on lost Ancient Egyptian queen’s tomb emerge

  /  February 18, 2015  /  Culture  /  3 Comments

Czech archaeological team and AUC professor discover tomb of an Ancient Egyptian queen at the Abusir necropolis, southwest of Cairo

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British Council hosts Azza Fahmy’s Global Experience

  /  February 17, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Azza Fahmy is one of Egypt’s best advocates in the world of jewellery. Accordingly, her design school aims to follow her steps and spread the local culture.

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Open mic night calls out on sexual harassment

  /  February 17, 2015  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Tackling the reasons and solutions to prevent the spreading phenomenon

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Defining the meaning of love and spirituality

  /  February 15, 2015  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

My novel talks about inner peace, love and accepting others, says author Abdel Mageed

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Cairo hosts second annual Japanese animé convention

  /  February 11, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Animé lovers find community to share interests

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57th Annual Grammy Awards highlights

  /  February 11, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

From winners to performances, the star studded awards marks the biggest night in music industry

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55 students receive Edexcel High Achievers award

  /  February 10, 2015  /  Culture, Education, Society  /  No Comments

Education changes lives, education changes countries, says Seetha Kumar

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First ‘White Wedding Festival’ helps couples organise their nuptials

  /  February 9, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

With discounts on shows and jewellery, the festival covered all wedding needs

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Fifty Shades of Grey film boycotted by domestic violence, anti-porn groups

  /  February 9, 2015  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

A campaign called “50 dollars not 50 shades” is asking people to boycott the film, and instead donate money to domestic violence groups

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Every idea chooses its form of writing for itself : Mohammed Meselhy

  /  February 8, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

In an interview with Daily News Egypt, Meselhy revealed the preparations of his novels, the obstacles he faced to publish some of his stories, and the secrets of his future literary works.

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The Nada Foundation: Putting an end to Egypt’s road accidents

  /  February 4, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The initiative was launched by her family members and closest friends in order to raise awareness about the seriousness of road accidents, specifically in Egypt.

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UAE and Egypt sign cultural cooperation agreement

  /  February 4, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

An executive programme for cultural cooperation was signed, allowing for idea exchange

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College students create NGO to fight violations by police

  /  February 4, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

JCRF aims to defend students in cases of torture, arbitrary arrest and enforced disappearance

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New mummies discovered floating in sewage in Upper Egypt

  /  February 3, 2015  /  Culture  /  5 Comments

The mummies were covered with thick layers of linen, with only a few remains of human bodies amongst all the wrappings.

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Al-Arish National Museum damaged in Sinai attacks

  /  February 1, 2015  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

Al-Arish National Museum is one of the few antiquities holders in North Sinai where there are lots of monuments from the Pharaonic period, Graeco-Roman era, drawings of the Coptic and Islamic antiques.

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Groundbreaking fabric to prevent cross-contamination

  /  February 1, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Unique textile, manufactured in Egypt, will help stop the spread of infections

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