TOPIC Abdel Halim Hafez
Sex in Arab cinema
Raseef22 | In 1929, the Ministry of Interior banned Wedad Orfi’s Masat al-Hayah (The Tragedy of Life). The
The Past Will Return, but is sincerity enough?
Rowan El Shimi | Dina Hamza’s much-anticipated film Gaye al-Zaman (The Past Will Return) closed Hybrid Reels, the
A Gulfie record collector writes
Faisal Hamadah | The seminal 1970s Kuwaiti comedy show Darb al-Zalaq (The Slippery Path) tells the story of Hussain, a
Searching for new sound: Serious music and redefining authenticity
Rami Abadir | Redefining "authentic music" as serious music capable of introducing a new sound expands the scope of
Egypt’s cinematic gems: An Important Man’s Wife
Adham Youssef | Mohamed Khan has a long history of making women the gauge of society in his films, says Adam Youssef.
Egypt’s cinematic gems: A Place for Love
Amany Ali Shawky | A photojournalist approaches a woman in a café hosting his exhibition about the aftermath of the 1967
Band of the week: Hello Pyschaleppo
Maha ElNabawi | The down-tempo, moody mash-ups and densely layered material of Hello Psychaleppo are somehow
Band of the week: Deeb
Maha ElNabawi | Deeb is a rapper for the ages, a Generation-Y musician with his frequency tuned to the music of eras
Egypt’s musical nationalism, and a little George Orwell
Maha ElNabawi | Nationalism in Egypt is nothing new. But its current resurgence in the country’s cultural output would
Poet Ahmed Fouad Negm dies