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Academy Awards nominated Yemeni film to be shown in Egypt for first time

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

To break that taboo, Zawya Cinema’s screens will feature new Yemeni films to be shown to the public and open to discussion the behind-the-scenes actions with their makers.

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The writer is a doctor trying to diagnose the diseases of societies: Abdallah

  /  January 27, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

In his interview with Daily News Egypt, the 41 year-old writer revealed some secrets about the preparations for his controversial novels and stories and provided some exclusive information about the cultural salon he holds at his clinic on a monthly basis.

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‘Fractals’ latest solo-exhibition at Mashrabia Gallery

  /  January 21, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Artist Nada Baraka has her first solo-exhibition “Fractals”, where she uses abstract work to explore perceptions of the human body

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The survival strategies of Downtown’s bookstores

  /  January 20, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

In Downtown’s busy streets, Cairo’s oldest bookshops still endure: a look at how they started and where they are now

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In Video: In the memory of Faten Hamama

  /  January 19, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

  Video By: Mohamed Khokha

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What differentiates me is my style of western horror writing: Hassan El-Gendy

  /  January 18, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

In his interview with Daily News Egypt, El-Gendy discusses the obstacles he faced to publish his first novels, revealing the other side of his mysterious personality and the sources of the ideas of his remarkable novels.

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Farmer dreams of having a big family despite poverty

  /  January 8, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Despite 3 wives and 20 children, he still wants a 4th wife

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I can’t stop my pen from writing anything or force it to write any particular thought: Novelist

  /  January 6, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Young novelist Amr El-Gendy takes a walk on the dark side, finding inspiration in psychology in his novels

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‘My novels hit a new record at the young writer’s market’: Mohammed Esmat

  /  December 30, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Talking to Daily News Egypt, the 25-year-old writer unravels the mystery of his new novel, revealing a lot of secrets about the local and international horror literature industry and its various audiences around the world.

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Mehleb’s visit to Al-Azhar Grand Imam reaffirms state’s support of institution

  /  December 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The visit comes in context of recent escalation of criticism against institution

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Indian Embassy in Egypt celebrates first Indian Yoga ministry

  /  December 23, 2014  /  Culture  /  4 Comments

Indian government spends over $100m on ministry’s scientific research

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’White Sugar’: Egyptian film to premiere at Dubai Film Festival

  /  December 10, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Director Ahmed Khaled reflects on filmmaking and post-revolutionary bureaucracy on Egyptian cinema scene

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Contemporary Dance Night hypnotises Egypt

  /  December 3, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

Egyptian Streets met up with Ezzat Ismail Ezzat and Barbora ‘Bashka’ Jombikova, two of the driving spirits behind the event

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Nile Project: Using culture to transform conflict

  /  November 26, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Through music production, educational workshops and activities promoting innovation, the project aims to contribute to finding solutions to the conflict over water resources

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The Tentmakers of Cairo: Art, life and political rollercoasters

  /  November 23, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

An interview with Kim Beamish, the director of “The Tentmakers of Cairo”, which was screened at Cairo International Film Festival

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Recipe-generating app ‘Fel Talaga’ wins first place at ‘Fekrathon’ competition

  /  November 17, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

The application suggests recipes from ingredients in the kitchen

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A final call to save Alexandria’s antiquities

  /  November 12, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Intellectuals and archaeologist launch campaign to expend Graeco-Roman museum

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An Egyptian artist without borders

  /  November 11, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

With his latest installation, ‘The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born’, Ibrahim Ahmed tries to expose people to power and the attractiveness it has

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Heritage-inspired home accessories line seeks to empower artisans

  /  November 9, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

GebRaa attempts to revive traditional Egyptian crafts at risk of extinction

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‘No School for Children’ to be screened at Nahdet el-Mahrousa

  /  November 5, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Co-directed by a German and an Egyptian, the documentary discusses education in both countries through the stories of two young girls

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Egyptian actress Mariam Fakhr Eddine dies age 81

  /  November 3, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The actress died after complications in surgery to remove a blood clot

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Graffiti exhibition tries to break sex taboos in Egypt

  /  November 2, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

By relating to sex, the exhibition aims to raise awareness, encourage people to speak out and think about the topic open-mindedly

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Swiss Embassy launches permanent graffiti exhibition on its walls

  /  November 2, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Exhibition features paintings about identity from various perspectives

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Cairo Opera House launches 23rd Arab Music Festival

  /  November 2, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Participants of the Arabic version of the reality television singing competition, The Voice, will also perform in the festival.

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Egyptian singer moves to Sweden seeking ‘safe city residency’

  /  October 29, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Due to “continuous censorship of his music”, Ramy Essam leaves Egypt for two years but he is not seeking asylum

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Colouring the grey city

  /  October 28, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Students launch a campaign to colour walls and stairs in Cairo

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Dinner initiative attempts to create world without boarders

  /  October 28, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The virtual dinner project connects people from east to west through series of online dinners

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TV show cut mid-air

  /  October 22, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Show host accuses channel of stopping a reportage showing a death of a child at school, channel denies

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Tourists return to Egypt after 3 years of turbulence

  /  October 15, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Questions remain whether enough is being done to make Egypt a top destination for travellers once more

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Literary competition promotes ‘Unsold Stories’ of struggling artists

  /  October 15, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The competition, which is open till 1 December, accepts entries of short stories ranging 1500 and 5000 words. Five Stories will be published in Rowayat’s next issue, which will come out in January, and one writer will be awarded 2500 EGPs.

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