Arts & Entertainment

The art world and its ever-growing scene is a hard one to keep up with. Our seasoned artists, canvas crawlers, and educated entertainers are on the prowl to make sure the music and art scenes are fully covered for your visual and listening pleasure.

Movie Guru Raya Shares Her 2017 Oscar Predictions with Us

Movie Guru Raya Shares Her 2017 Oscar Predictions with Us

  Raya Abirached (a.k.a. the person who has the most wanted job on the planet) has been covering the Oscars for movie channel MBC2 for more than a decade. She spends her days watching, talking, and breathing movies. Hence us consulting her on arguably the most anticipated film award show of the year, The Oscars. Abirached […]

Powerful Photo Shows Us the Trials and Tribulations of Paper Work in Egypt

Powerful Photo Shows Us the Trials and Tribulations of Paper Work in Egypt

  From the very second each and every one of us is born, we’re virtually tattooed, says Ahmed B. Ashmawy. The 24-year-old Egyptian who is an Architecture graduate teamed up with Colombian photographer Julián Velásquez to create a powerful photograph.   “Birth certificates, academic degrees, civil IDs and passports are all part of who you’re supposed to be and […]

Why the Global Village Should be on Everyone’s Dubai Bucket List

Why the Global Village Should be on Everyone’s Dubai Bucket List

  There are a million and one things to do in Dubai, but very few create unique experiences that stick with you. Imagine yourself literally taking a trip around the whole world in less than a couple hours!   Imagine immersing yourself in different cultures, cuisines, sights/sounds and entertainment all in one place. From the […]

These Two Egyptian Artists Use Screws to Create Stunning Portraits

These Two Egyptian Artists Use Screws to Create Stunning Portraits

by Salma Hossam

  I’ve always been a fan of art ever since I could remember. Egypt’s art scene has been on the rise for the last few years, with artists challenging stereotypes, fighting stigma and so on, it’s quite a beautiful time to live in. All these young bright and creative minds make me so proud as […]

Egyptian Artist Lina Mowafy Is One of Four Featured Artists Worldwide on Artsy

Egyptian Artist Lina Mowafy Is One of Four Featured Artists Worldwide on Artsy

by Ahmed El-Sherif

Put on your hypothetical beret and buckle up Cairo, as you’re about to be proud of someone else this month beside Essam El-Hadary.   Proud of our #LinaMowafy (@loully) for being selected on @artsy as one of only four featured #artists worldwide. Born in 1980, Mowafy is one of our best-selling #contemporary #Egyptian artists. Her […]

Luxor Sculptor Makes a Statue of Essam El-Hadary to Thank Him

Luxor Sculptor Makes a Statue of Essam El-Hadary to Thank Him

by Salma Hossam

  It’s safe to say nothing us Egyptians can do will ever be enough to repay our goal keeper and High Dam, Essam El-Hadary…until now.     Mohamed Kabesh, a sculptor from Luxor, took thanking El-Hadary to the next level. No, he didn’t opt for posting a picture on his Instagram with the hashtag #ILoveHadary, […]

American Film ‘The Chosen Guard’ to Be Shot in Egypt Featuring Youssef Mansour

American Film ‘The Chosen Guard’ to Be Shot in Egypt Featuring Youssef Mansour

  Last night, Action Film International announced that it will be producing a feature-length movie in Om El Donya. Yes, right here in Egypt. The film is going to be titled The Chosen Guard, and it shall have an American production team working on it, but all the cast and crew will be Egyptians. Looks […]

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 […]

Amina Khalil Shares Inspiring Story About Body Shaming at TEDx Cairo Women

Amina Khalil Shares Inspiring Story About Body Shaming at TEDx Cairo Women

  When you think of Ramadan’s pretty woman, our renowned Nazly of Grand Hotel, the stunning actress Amina Khalil, body shaming is the last thing that might cross your mind. Apparently, we’re wrong. At TEDx Cairo Women’s event last month, Khalil took the stage to share her inspiring story with her acting career and body acceptance. […]

These Football Songs Are the best Thing to Happen to Egypt in 2017

These Football Songs Are the best Thing to Happen to Egypt in 2017

  Our Egyptian existence is anything but happy. From an insane economic crisis and political woes, to not even affording the simple joys of our sad life, aka Nescafe and Nutella, God sent us something that has been putting a huge smile on our faces for the past few weeks.   How epic are those two […]

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