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Mashrou’ Leila on Their Wildest Concert Experiences: Boxers Thrown on Stage, Magical Pizzas, and the Perfect Sunset

Mashrou’ Leila on Their Wildest Concert Experiences: Boxers Thrown on Stage, Magical Pizzas, and the Perfect Sunset

by Meriam Raouf

Mashrou’ Leila is currently on their 5th consecutive year touring globally, yet most of the coverage out there mentions the music by way of controversy, instead of the other way around. These are the stories they haven’t told, because they haven’t been asked. We talked to the band about being pigeonholed as a political band, […]

Being on a Plant-Based Diet in Egypt Is Surprisingly Not Difficult

Being on a Plant-Based Diet in Egypt Is Surprisingly Not Difficult

by Fadila Khaled

  What most people don’t notice is that being on a plant-based diet in Egypt is not only super easy, but also much cheaper than one might think. Yes, quinoa and kale are expensive, but when I say “cheaper,” I mean not having to buy any animal products –meat, cheese, milk, eggs, etc – and […]

You Won’t Buy Falafel Anymore After You Learn This Super Easy Recipe

You Won’t Buy Falafel Anymore After You Learn This Super Easy Recipe

by Nadia Aly

Ta3meya, or falafel, is a must in every Egyptian breakfast. Most of us usually just get it from the nearest foul cart, because, duuh, they’re cheap AF.   What you don’t know, however, is that you can make them yourself — and you needn’t be a master chef to do so. This following recipe is […]

We Finally Understand What Mohamed Ramadan Meant by ‘Ahe, Aho’

We Finally Understand What Mohamed Ramadan Meant by ‘Ahe, Aho’

by May Ayman

  The cat is finally out of the bag! After driving by Egyptian actor/superstar/the country’s favorite role model Mohamed Ramadan’s face every day on the Ring Road for the past month or so, we finally know what the “Ahe, Aho” billboards mean.   I’m not even going to lie, me and my friends had our […]

How These Two Brothers Started the Skateboarding Revolution in Egypt

How These Two Brothers Started the Skateboarding Revolution in Egypt

by Nadine Arab

  It’s quite common nowadays to stumble upon someone cruising around with their skateboard in the streets of Egypt. Whether skaters are just enjoying the sport or using their boards as an alternative means of transportation, it’s no longer an odd thing to see. For Egyptians, this sight wasn’t very common until a couple of […]

5 of the Best Middle Eastern Online Grocery Brands

5 of the Best Middle Eastern Online Grocery Brands

by Victoria Greene

Depending on where in the world you live, finding ingredients for some of the Middle East’s most mouthwatering recipes can be tricky. In a zone fraught with conflict, the region’s delicious cuisine is perhaps one of its most unifying factors.     So if you’re planning a traditional recipe away from home, where do you […]

How to Fix Your Life And Stop Thinking You’re A Louse: A Study Based on Translated Directions From Your Favorite Author

How to Fix Your Life And Stop Thinking You’re A Louse: A Study Based on Translated Directions From Your Favorite Author

by Mostafa El Hakim

What should one do when one finds oneself stuck in life? Should you take a step back to reassess your place in this modern world we live in? Should you have a mental breakdown that culminates in a hot bath with a bath bomb fizzing in between your escaped sobs? Or should you just adapt […]

This Shakshuka Recipe Is So Easy, It’s Perfect for Weekend Mornings

This Shakshuka Recipe Is So Easy, It’s Perfect for Weekend Mornings

by Manal Kewan

Whenever I say the word shakshuka, people — often khawagas (foreigners) — give me a funny look, like I’ve sneezed or something. If you happen to be one of those people, I’ll briefly explain what it actually is because that’s the kind of person my mama would be proud of.     Shakshuka is a […]

Ahmed Elmohamady’s Most Memorable Moments That You Really Need to Know

Ahmed Elmohamady’s Most Memorable Moments That You Really Need to Know

by Youssef Wael

Egyptian football player, Ahmed Elmohamady, turns 30 today *automatically sings “Sana Helwa Ya Gameel“* and there is no other way to honor Egypt’s longest serving football player in England other than by looking back to some of his unforgettable moments and achievements.     Firstly, Elmohamady’s record has surpassed ex-Spurs striker, Ahmed Hossam, AKA Mido, […]

Mashrou’ Leila, Al Morabba3 and Sharmoofers to Perform at Egypt’s Music Park Festival

Mashrou’ Leila, Al Morabba3 and Sharmoofers to Perform at Egypt’s Music Park Festival

by Nadine Arab

After the creators of London Sound broke the Internet with their brand new Music Park festival. Its first installment, C-Town, is expected to be on fire next week.     C-Town is set to take place at Cairo Festival City on Friday 22. The lineup is undeniably one of a kind, featuring Al Morabba3 all […]