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Pride of the Arabs: Mo, morality, and memes
Sulafa Zidani | Did you know that Mo Salah is made of “0% fat, 0% grease, 100% morals?”  Did you know that the real
Shubeik Lubeik: An urban fantasy about wishes
Sherif Abdel Samad | In her debut graphic novel Shubeik Lubeik (2018), young graphic novelist Deena Mohamed Yehia (1994) draws
Podcast | Katalog #00: Maurice Louca
Maha ElNabawi | Katalog is a podcast about the process, production and meaning behind select works from the region
Video | Avant-titre: How films begin
Ahmed Abuelfadl | Ahmed Abuelfadl analyzes the opening scenes of three iconic films in Egyptian cinema
Binaries in music writing: Gender as a way out
Maha ElNabawi | Are we meant to discuss music solely through aesthetic critique or are we meant to contextualize it?
‘Hungover’: Reflections on the routes and residue of 1968
Ali Hussein Al-Adawy | 1968 might have been a political failure but it has also spurred ideas that remain relevant today
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The privileged, violent stunt that is the Venice Biennale boat project
Alexandra Stock | Artist Christoph Büchel’s project, Barca Nostra, brought the hull of a fishing boat to the biennale
Ramadan 2019 TV: What watching has done to us
Fathi Elshekh, Hadeer El-Mahdawy, Heba El-Sherif, Isra Ezzeldin, Leila Arman, Mai Elwakil, Mohamed Ashraf Abu Emaira, Mostafa Mohie, Nawara Belal, Osman El Sharnoubi and Yasmine Zohdi | Mada has sacrificed some of its best journalists, sending them off to watch this year’s Ramadan TV
 
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An analytical daily overview of the Arabic-language press translated into English. The Digest unpacks Egypt's complex political, economic and social conditions as represented by local media.

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