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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 […]

Amir Karara Squatting with Aly Mazhar on His Back Is the Only Eye Candy You Need in 2017

Amir Karara Squatting with Aly Mazhar on His Back Is the Only Eye Candy You Need in 2017

by Karine El-Tantawy

  There comes a few times in life when we lose the ability to speak and actually become speechless. Today is one of those rare occasions. During the ’80s and ’90s, Egypt has failed to present us with any real male or female eye candy (#SorryNotSorry).   For the past few years, we’ve been witnessing […]

An Open Letter to My Rapist and Former Lover

An Open Letter to My Rapist and Former Lover

by Mona El-Haddad

Dear Rapist,   It has been quite some time since we talked. I remember a time in my life when you were more than just a rapist to me. You were someone I knew, someone I loved, and someone I deeply cherished. You had a name once. It is really hard to believe that only […]

Meet Rahaf Khatib, the First Hijabi to Appear on the Cover of a Fitness Magazine

Meet Rahaf Khatib, the First Hijabi to Appear on the Cover of a Fitness Magazine

by Marwa Khalifa

A mother, a passionate runner, a marathoner, and a Muslim Syrian born/American woman, Rahaf Khatib, was one of the first hijabis to appear on the cover of an international magazine “Women’s Running”. She is one of the strongest influencers on Instagram, when it comes to issues of health.   Khatib is a true role model […]

We Asked Ma2zoons for Tips on How to Save Marriages, and Here’s What They Said

We Asked Ma2zoons for Tips on How to Save Marriages, and Here’s What They Said

by Raghda Elsayed

  If you’re engaged, dating, or even single, you’ve probably been given “marriage advice” from all the tantat (aunts) in your life. You’d think a married veteran like tant Madee7a would give you advice that would save your marriage, but it’s just a tad bit hard to believe that “alb el ragel me3deto” (A man’s […]