Bassem Youssef: His Love for Kitesurfing, Favorite GoT Character and So Much More

Bassem Youssef: His Love for Kitesurfing, Favorite GoT Character and So Much More

by Farah Andil

In an open Q&A on Reddit, the Middle East’s very own John Stewart answered some of his mega fans’ questions about his private life, his future career plans, his view on the situation in the GCC, and so much more! His recent move “Tickling Giants,” which documents the political timeline of Egypt between the period of 2012-2014, […]

Asser Yassin: ‘Talateen Youm,’ Being Tarek and His Favorite Desserts

Asser Yassin: ‘Talateen Youm,’ Being Tarek and His Favorite Desserts

by Farah Andil

This week we sat and talked with the award-winning actor Asser Yassin. He shared his ideas with us about his new series, “Talateen Youm,”3am Magdy, starring opposite Bassel El-Khayat, and of course, desserts.     How important 3am Magdy is to you and can you ever replace him?   “I can’t live without 3am Magdy, and surprisingly, yes, […]

Rami Malek Talks Details on Becoming Freddie Mercury

Rami Malek Talks Details on Becoming Freddie Mercury

  Every single human being on planet Earth probably knows by now that Egyptian-American actor Rami Malek is set to play the legendary Freddie Mercury in the new biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. It has been said that the movie will be released on December 2018.   We still haven’t seen any of the footage from the actual movie, […]

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 […]

An Open Letter From An Egyptian Teacher To Parents Going Through School Assessments

An Open Letter From An Egyptian Teacher To Parents Going Through School Assessments

by Alia Zayda

  There are countries in this world that forgo academic subjects altogether, countries that support inclusive education, more and more people understand the beauty of homeschooling, and then there’s us; with our uptight international schools that want robot kids.   I can see the amount of stress, anxiety and panic Egyptian parents are going through because […]

Mohamed ElBaradei’s Interview on AlAraby TV Causes Media Outrage

Mohamed ElBaradei’s Interview on AlAraby TV Causes Media Outrage

By Katrina ELGahsh

  Egyptian law scholar, diplomat and former U.N Nuclear Chief, Mohamed El Baradei, decided to break his three-year-long media silence by a series of five interviews on AlAraby TV.   For the past few days, Egyptian TV hosts have been expressing their disappointment by ElBaradei’s decision, fearing that more lies would be spread by the […]

11 Thoughts Every Egyptian Parent Has Before School Assessments

11 Thoughts Every Egyptian Parent Has Before School Assessments

So November is around the corner and to some it might be just the start of a gloomy weather, but for an Egyptian parent, it is the time for meltdowns, hysteria, valiums and nightmares.   We’ve got two words for you: School interviews. Rumor has it that they are scarier than Voldemort, more painful than […]

Exclusive Q&A: Jenny Berggren of Ace of Base, Thomas Anders of Modern Talking

Exclusive Q&A: Jenny Berggren of Ace of Base, Thomas Anders of Modern Talking

Are you ready for a #surprising reunion that will sweep you off your feet with eclectic vintage beats? A unique chance to enjoy the live performances of two iconic #music bands in one event; Ace of Base and Modern Talking, are waiting for you. Get ready for the ‪#‎ReunionWeekend‬ at Somabay on October 7th. For […]

#CairoGigs: Jordan’s Random House Brings Neo-Sufi Music to Cairo

#CairoGigs: Jordan’s Random House Brings Neo-Sufi Music to Cairo

Classical Arabic music speaks to Jordanian musician Qais Raja in such a way that he formed a band, Random House, to blend its elements into a modernized sound that can be understood globally.   In ripped, faded jeans, flip-flops, and long dreads that curl a bit at the ends, Raja is unassuming and down-to-earth. We […]

NOLA Cupcakes Opens Its Very First Store in Mansoura

NOLA Cupcakes Opens Its Very First Store in Mansoura

  Our favorite cupcake shop is taking a step into uncharted waters today with the grand opening of their newest branch – in Mansoura. NOLA began in 2010 with a single shop in Zamalek, and we’ve watched it grow over the years to seven shops in Cairo, one in Alex, seasonal locations in Sahel, a few booths […]

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