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Kurt Galalah


Found in a box of bananas from the Philippines on the River Nile at an early age, Kurt is born to a Filipino mother and an Egyptian father which means emotionally he is completely screwed. Kurt is a bubbling cauldron of masculinity aside from his girly hair, camp voice and passion for One Direction.

An Open Letter to Anyone Who Has Ever Made a Racist Joke

An Open Letter to Anyone Who Has Ever Made a Racist Joke

  Last week, we Egyptians went head to head with Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations’ finale and lost. Shortly after our defeat, disgusting, racist posts from Egyptians that targeted Cameroonians took over the Internet. Needless to say, it struck a cord with me.   To the people who have “joked” that, as I’m Filipino, […]

Meet the Egyptian Vincent Van Gogh

Meet the Egyptian Vincent Van Gogh

#vangogh “1-6” A photo posted by Adel Essam (@adelessam) on Feb 6, 2017 at 11:27am PST   Egyptian photographer Adel Essam strikes again, this time with Vincent van Gogh. Yup, we quite understand that the Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of art is dead, but Essam […]

Publique Restaurant Brings the Alps to Dubai

Publique Restaurant Brings the Alps to Dubai

  You know how sometimes you have ideas that may seem good but then you’re like, “naah”? Well, this is exactly one of them. Most of us, at some point, have told ourselves that we’d like to visit the Alps but then remember how freezing it is and abort that idea. Dubai’s Mall of the […]

Egyptian Ministry of Tourism Allegedly Rejects Coldplay’s Offer to Perform in Egypt

Egyptian Ministry of Tourism Allegedly Rejects Coldplay’s Offer to Perform in Egypt

  Everyone knows Coldplay took over Abu Dhabi last New Year’s Eve and it was lit. It was all that everyone was talking about from the moment the tickets were on sale till after their performance. But how would you feel if we told you Abu Dhabi’s sky was never meant to be full of […]

Racist Michelle Obama Post by Egyptian Page Goes Viral

Racist Michelle Obama Post by Egyptian Page Goes Viral

  In most parts of the Arab world, because of deeply entrenched racism, dark skin is demonized and light skin wins the prize. Someone, if not everyone, needs to put an end to this really fast.     A sickening post made by خير اجناد الارض (meaning Best Soldiers in the World) has gotten over 7,000 shares, […]

10 Male Fashion Bloggers in the Middle East You Need to Follow

10 Male Fashion Bloggers in the Middle East You Need to Follow

Not every fashion blogger is a 20-something female with an unhealthy Armani obsession. In fact, the newest crop of blogging sensations are selfie-savvy dapper men, following in the footsteps of industry trailblazers like Bryanboy. These Arab men are lining up to talk about what’s in their closet, what’s happening with fashion in the Middle East […]

9 Reasons You Should Never Adopt a Baladi Dog

9 Reasons You Should Never Adopt a Baladi Dog

Baladi dogs are just absolutely horrendous. Who in their right mind would ever think to adopt one? Like seriously, just don’t. Not convinced? Here are some reasons why no one should ever have a baladi dog.     They’re obviously very aggressive and scary        Just look at how vicious this beast is  […]

4 Arab Reasons Lindsay Lohan Deleted All Her Instagram Pictures

4 Arab Reasons Lindsay Lohan Deleted All Her Instagram Pictures

  Muslims around the world are welcoming a new sister to their religion — Lindsay Lohan — whom they believe has converted to Islam. Nothing has been confirmed, but what we know is that the Mean Girl actress moved to Dubai and wiped her Instagram account clean and wrote “Alaikum salam” in her bio (meaning […]

If ‘La La Land’ Was Set in the Middle East

If ‘La La Land’ Was Set in the Middle East

La La Land, an original film starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling and directed by Damien Chazelle, just made Golden Globes history.     The throwback musical earned seven Golden Globes, which is the most awards for a single movie ever. The film swept all of its nominated categories (Best Motion Pictures – Musical or […]

US Teacher Urged People to Vote for Trump So Muslims Can Be “Butchered”

US Teacher Urged People to Vote for Trump So Muslims Can Be “Butchered”

  A US high school teacher is facing massive backlash for a series of Facebook posts that targeted Muslims, gays and other minority groups. He encouraged people to vote for Donald Trump so Muslims would be “butchered.”     The offensive posts were allegedly made by Dan Close, who teaches American History and Government at Dewey High […]

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