‘Iraqi Sniper’: the Response All Arabs Needed to ‘American Sniper’

‘Iraqi Sniper’: the Response All Arabs Needed to ‘American Sniper’

In 2014, Clint Eastwood directed “American Sniper”: a biographical war drama film based on the autobiographical memoir, under the same name. Needless to say, the film was a huge success, with an international gross of over $547 million. The film was also the highest grossing film of 2014 in the United States ($350 million).   Bradley […]

The Top 20 Scoops Of 2014

The Top 20 Scoops Of 2014

It’s been a tremendous year of growth for Scoop Empire, and this list of our most viewed articles in 2014 is a reflection of our successes. Apart from the numbers, this list also reflects the trends in conversations we’ve collectively had with our peers and on our social networks, as well as the underlying motivations […]

And the Best Book Boyfriend of 2014 Is…

And the Best Book Boyfriend of 2014 Is…

If you are one of the few Egyptians who follow book blogs, you would know that they are nothing about books and all about book boyfriends. Once a novel is released, the blogging world ends up in an estrogen-fueled frenzy where bloggers and followers instantly start digging for the perfect model/actor to star in the […]

For the Record: The Best and Worst Songs of 2014

For the Record: The Best and Worst Songs of 2014

The Cream of the Crop:   10. Sia – “Chandelier”   Sia’s comeback single was originally written to be sung by Rihanna or Beyoncé, but the singer-songwriter kept it as her lead single from her album 1000 Forms of Fear. And even though she’s had a long, successful career, it may have been the song […]

Facebook’s 2014 Year In Review

Facebook’s 2014 Year In Review

Sick of seeing your friends’ years in review on Facebook yet? Well, here’s the official year in review video from Facebook, which sums up 2014 through the social network’s lens. It spotlights all the year’s major events, from the World Cup to the siege on Gaza, and includes touching tributes to some of the legends […]

The Biggest Breaking News Of 2014

The Biggest Breaking News Of 2014

As we bid adieu to 2014, we look back at this jam-packed year of events. From missing airlines to Sisi cupcakes, we must say, this year has kept us on our toes. Here’s a quick recap of 2014’s top world events:     The XXII Winter Olympics that took place in sketchy Sochi, Russia. Remember […]

For the Record: Best New Artists of 2014

For the Record: Best New Artists of 2014

    Tinashe   The past few years have been good to R&B, and this year’s best new offering comes in the form of 21-year-old Tinashe. She’s most known for her own tracks “2 On” and “Pretend”, as well as featuring on Kid Ink‘s “Body Language”, Calvin Harris‘s “Dollar Signs” and the Nick Jonas “Jealous” […]

The Middle East’s Top Google Searches In 2014

The Middle East’s Top Google Searches In 2014

Google has released its “Year in Search 2014” – basically, a visual representation of our collective zeitgeist this year. We guarantee you’ll recognize at least 25% of the scenes. “We searched for hope more than fear,” it starts, before taking you on an emotional journey through 2014’s highlights and lows. We were also curious about […]

5 Fashion Trends We HATED In 2014

5 Fashion Trends We HATED In 2014

2015 is just around the corner and we are just super excited for it. It is a new year with so many great exciting things to look forward to, but among the things we are grateful to never see again, are these five trends that we simply hated. Seriously, to whoever tried these trends, what […]

Arab Legends We Lost In 2014

Arab Legends We Lost In 2014

By Hana Shalash

As we come to the end of 2014, let’s take a moment and bid farewell to some of the greatest Arab legends who have sadly left us this year.     Sabah   We’ll start this off with the music diva of the Arab world, Sabah. Born in Lebanon, Sabah found stardom in Cairo through […]

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