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This piece was written for Egypt Independent’s final weekly print edition, which was banned from going to press. We offer you our 50th and final edition here. Reporting for a lifestyle section in a magazine or a newspaper can be a...
Only a few months after the launch of “The Time of Beautiful Melancholy,” author Omar Taher graced his avid readers with another collection of his articles from 2012. The satirical writer and journalist celebrated the launch of his...
With news about future power cuts mounting and rumors of three- and four-hour-long power cuts in Cairo this summer, electric generator sales are increasing by the minute. Places such as Attaba and Souq al-Sabtia are crowded with anxious buyers...
As part of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF), Dutch theater company Hotel Modern, along with composer Arthur Sauer, gave their first performance of “The Great War” in the Arab world on Tuesday night at the AUC Falaki...
Privately owned Al-Shorouk writes, “Mubarak imprisoned until further notice.” Cairo Criminal Court yesterday ordered the release of former President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak over charges of regarding the killing of protesters during the...
The white walls, the Picasso prints and the faux crystal appliques give Delano an air of trendy class and elegance. Upon entering the Zamalek restaurant, one automatically picks up on the red couches and the art deco chairs, both comfortable and...
For the third consecutive day, headlines on the Sunday attack on St. Mark's Cathedral occupy the front pages of most newspapers as investigations into the violence get underway. The clashes, which left two people dead, broke out during a funeral...
Privately owned newspaper Al-Shorouk leads this morning with, “Angry cylinders explode in the government’s face.” In a swift act of anger, Butane gas distributors expressed their disapproval of the price hikes implemented on Monday...
If you are looking for a comfortable space to relax and perhaps watch a game, Koy Lounge & Restaurant may be just the place. Koy’s contemporary interiors provide a fresh and welcoming air while the high ceiling adds a pleasant sense of...
In a simple and chic event at Darb 1718 in Fustat, renowned jewelry design company Azza Fahmy celebrated the official launch of its design studio in association with Alchimia Contemporary Jewelry School in Florence, Italy. Artists, journalists and...