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An Intimate Exchange With Cairo’s Cabaret Girls

An Intimate Exchange With Cairo’s Cabaret Girls

As the clock struck midnight, announcing the start of a new day in Cairo, I quickened my pace as I headed to my next destination.…

‘Castrate Them’: Unusual Solutions for Egypt’s Sexual Harassment Epidemic

‘Castrate Them’: Unusual Solutions for Egypt’s Sexual Harassment Epidemic

Recently, Egyptian MP Zeinab Salem suggested a somewhat extreme solution for an epidemic that Egypt has been chin-deep in for decades: “Castrate sexual harassers!” she…

What Would Ancient Egyptian Music Sound Like, If We Could Hear It?

What Would Ancient Egyptian Music Sound Like, If We Could Hear It?

Though there has been no historical evidence, as yet, of Ancient Egyptian musical notes, recently, a project has been undertaken by a university professor to…

Tanta After the Bombing: The Quiet City is No More

Tanta After the Bombing: The Quiet City is No More

Medhat Moussa, 63, woke up early on the morning of Palm Sunday. He quickly got dressed and set off to find a front-row seat at…

Considering Converting to Another Religion in Egypt? Think Again

Considering Converting to Another Religion in Egypt? Think Again

Presumably, religion is a private affair, concerning only the believer and his/her deity. In Egypt, however, this is hardly the case, and in no instance…

The Many Faces of Homosexuality in Ancient Egypt

The Many Faces of Homosexuality in Ancient Egypt

In spite of the overwhelming assumption in the Arab world, that homosexuality never existed before Sodom and Gomorrah, historical and literary evidence suggests otherwise. Homosexuality was not…

Egyptian Women Grapple With the Stigma of Addiction

Egyptian Women Grapple With the Stigma of Addiction

For Salma, 25, the most difficult stage of her illness was her family denying her the right to drug addiction treatment. For a long time,…

Graffiti in Egypt and the Failed Rhetoric of Rebellion

Graffiti in Egypt and the Failed Rhetoric of Rebellion

“Ahmed + Mona = Love Forever”, “Abbas for President”, “If women don’t veil, rising prices will prevail”, “Have some respect and don’t litter, you animal”.…

The Story of Al-Azhar’s Shi’ite Origins

The Story of Al-Azhar’s Shi’ite Origins

On April 4, 970, Fatimid General Jawhar al-Siqilli (or “the Sicilian”, as he was sometimes known) ordered the construction of Al-Azhar mosque in Cairo. Though…

Down and Out? Rent a Bridal Set for $30 in Cairo

Down and Out? Rent a Bridal Set for $30 in Cairo

Have you ever considered renting a gift for your loved one to show it off on social occasions, then returning it the next morning? Necessity…