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Off Biennale: The city tomorrow

In spite of some of its darker offerings–oil paintings of ghostly figures, photos of gutted Cairo landmarks, a large work...

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Year Ender: Great culture headlines

A lot happened on the Cairo cultural scene in 2010. Here, presented in no particular order, are some of the...

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Festival Films: Poland's 'Born of the Sea'

The rich ambiguity and artistry of contemporary Polish cinema–Roman Polański, Krzysztof Kieślowski—is mostly ignored in “Born of the Sea,” the...

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Festival Films: Switzerland’s 'Sauvage'

International film festivals are somewhat about pride in your country, and no film in the festival thus far has featured...

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Festival Films, critic's pick: Morocco's 'The Mosque'

Moroccan director Daoud Aoulad-Syad's excellent entry into the Cairo International Film Festival could be called a sequel. Syad's previous entry...

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Festival Films: India's 'An Unfinished Letter'

Making a movie takes a lot of control: control of the lighting, the environment, the actors' expressions and lines, all...

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34th Cairo film festival kicks off amid 'orgy of appreciation'

In a recent piece on the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), journalist Sherif Awad complained that, because of low ticket...

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Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa wins Nobel Prize in literature

74-year-old Peruvian-Spanish author Mario Vargas Llosa has won the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature, the Swedish Academy announced earlier today....

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World Culture: Star Wars in 3-D, Facebook on film, murals all over

In a new series called "World culture," the Al-Masry Al-Youm culture staff reviews the week’s best, worst, and biggest in...

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Egypt's Museums I: The Museum of Islamic Art

Egypt is home to dozens of museums, from downtown’s hugely popular Egyptian Museum to the strange and too-often overlooked  Agricultural...

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World culture: Morocco in New York, Iraq on film, Paris online

In a new series called "World culture," the Al-Masry Al-Youm culture staff reviews the week’s best, worst, and biggest in...

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Why do we travel? To compete

Norman Rush’s novel “Mating” is one of those terrific books that suffers from any attempt to summarize its plot. It...

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Presents from elephants: Sindbad retires

Throughout Ramadan we have presented selections from Arabic literature old and new, drawing from Naguib Mahfouz and Salwa Bakr. Now,...

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Eid destinations: If you can’t beat the heat, join it--in Siwa

Siwa, Egypt's vast and isolated western oasis, is not exactly known for its cool summers. Average highs for August and...

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