Mick Jagger’s New Girlfriend Is Kuwaiti, and That’s Not All

Mick Jagger’s New Girlfriend Is Kuwaiti, and That’s Not All

By Reem Tolba

  The Rolling Stones’ legendary vocalist, Mick Jagger, is reportedly dating 22-year-old Kuwaiti film producer, Noor Alfallah.   According to The Daily Mail, Jagger went on several number of dates with Alfallah while the band was on their “No Filter” tour in Paris.     “Mick still has his legendary charm, but even the band […]

VIDEO: This Egyptian Man Can Speak at Least 7 Languages, and You Can Barely Speak 1

VIDEO: This Egyptian Man Can Speak at Least 7 Languages, and You Can Barely Speak 1

  With over one and a half million views, a video of an Egyptian man talking by the pyramids is going viral. The video shows a guy selling necklaces for tourists, and in that process, learned many different languages.     In the video, the man demonstrates his ability to master at least seven languages, […]

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, […]

Tamer Hosny Becomes the First Egyptian to Get His Handprint in Hollywood, Here’s Why He Deserves It

Tamer Hosny Becomes the First Egyptian to Get His Handprint in Hollywood, Here’s Why He Deserves It

by Ali Khalifa

  Arab singing sensation, Tamer Hosny, is on the verge of what is probably his biggest achievement so far. The pop star is set to have his handprint and footprint permanently engraved on the Forecourt of the Stars at Hollywood’s iconic Chinese Theater on August 9th.   Hosny is the first Egyptian to ever gain […]

Dubai Just Became the First City in the World to Get Its Own Font

Dubai Just Became the First City in the World to Get Its Own Font

  Earlier this year, Dubai announced to the entire world that it’s going to be the first city to get its own font (obvs). We thought we’d have to wait a bit more for them to finish creating the font, but no, Sheikh Hamdan has announced on his Insta Stories that the font is coming real […]

Omar Abdelrahim: We Talk to Everyone’s Favorite English Teacher

Omar Abdelrahim: We Talk to Everyone’s Favorite English Teacher

  Learning new languages might get quite difficult at times, but most of all, it can get really, really boring. It could be extremely confusing for many, especially with all the rules any language could have. Then came one man who has made it his mission to make English training fun, catchy and very easy […]

‘Psikyatrist’ Is Our New Favorite Word and Here’s 11 Reasons Why

‘Psikyatrist’ Is Our New Favorite Word and Here’s 11 Reasons Why

By: Dina Hashish and Kurt Galalah     Guys, give Feryal Youssef a damn break. So what if the Tunisian beauty mispronounced the word psychiatrist in the Soqoot 7orr mosalsal? Considering the fact that her mother language is Tunisian Arabic or French, and the word Psychiatre in French is pronounced P-sikyatr, and the P isn’t even […]

4 Times The ‘Not Courses’ Facebook Page Made Our Day

4 Times The ‘Not Courses’ Facebook Page Made Our Day

We all know Egyptians have an accent that won’t leave them the hell alone when speaking. If you haven’t been to one of the best schools in the country, lived a part of your life abroad or practiced non-stop at home, the accent will come out and eventually embarrass you. To end our accent tribulations, […]

Q&A: VerbalizeIt’s Ryan Frankel

Q&A: VerbalizeIt’s Ryan Frankel

The story of VerbalizeIt is one that any startup would want to learn from and replicate. It solves a common problem (language barriers) with innovative methods (live, crowdsourced translators), backed by a strong team (of dare we say, hustlers). VerbalizeIt was born from unfortunate travel experiences – CEO Ryan Frankel fell ill in China and […]

10 Reasons It Sucks to Be Bilingual

10 Reasons It Sucks to Be Bilingual

There were so many times in my life where I was asked what language I thought in. The first time it happened I was 16 and the question took me by surprise. Half the time I thought in Arabic because I’d be thinking of something my parents said or something I’d want to say to […]