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Detox | Spring in confinement
Spring is here, but we’re stuck at home in constant anticipation.
Detox | Three rooms and a parlor
In today’s edition, we welcome you to our safe house, consisting of three isolated, sanitized rooms.
Detox | Keeping cool
The weekend’s here and it’s time to get some well-deserved rest — that's what we're here for.
Detox | February 30: A tribute to the impossible
In this week's detox, we celebrate some projects that were impossible to realize.
Detox | Exploring routine
WHAT’S UP? A routine is something we do every day: it might be a workout, a specific diet, a writing
Joker: Four takes on one of 2019’s biggest films
Basma al-Sharif, Jaja Junayd, Lina Attalah, Philip Rizk and Yasmin El-Rifae | "Rarely does the villain protagonist turn the mirror back onto society."
Detox | Issue 10: Burning manuscripts, empty landscapes and the fear of forgetting
"I’m still praying that time will be fair to us and that everything we’ve done won’t be in vain."
The son of death who brought Sudanese cinema to life
Hussam Hilali | On Amjad Abu Alala’s You Will Die at Twenty
What Egyptians watch: A quest for the most-watched films since 2011
Abdelrahman Iyad and Islam Salah al-Din | In the face of scarce official data, how can we really tell who's breaking box office records?
 
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Opinion
Tamer El Said
A report on Mohamed Diab’s Clash: How state TV deals with art
I’ve never met filmmaker Mohamed Diab and I’ve not watched his new film Ishtibak (Clash,
Ahmed Khair al-Deen
Egypt’s Contemporary Pharaohs: The ongoing urge for a ‘citadel massacre’
Egypt’s Contemporary Pharaohs sets out to discover why Egypt's recent rulers have appeared to change
Paul Sedra
Faten Hamama and the ‘Egyptian difference’ in film
The Egyptian difference yielded a cinema in the 1950s and 1960s that was more daring, more complex, and
 
News
Filmmakers release film about rural Egypt online after censorship at Cairo festival
Dubai film festival refuses to screen Egyptian movie ‘The Unknown Sweet Potato Seller’
FestBeat: Watching films in turbulent times remains important
FestBeat: Day 8 of Panorama prompts reflections
Festbeat: Waiting to be wowed on day 6 of Panorama
FestBeat: Panorama delivers tough questions on patriarchy and togetherness on day 4
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Cartoons
The winning caption
Andeel | Sisi: "I shall only approve... two more sequels."Thank you to everyone who tweeted and commented with possible captions!
Cartoon: Understanding Interstellar
Andeel | Person 1: "No, you don't get it man — time itself is circular, without a beginning or end — that's why humanity in the future will be one possible course humanity might have taken in the past, while past itself is a moment of the future —"   Person 2: "Ok, got it. So did you pay the parking assistant, or should I pay him?"   Person 1: "I paid him."
Cartoon: Hilarious!
Andeel |Writing a comedy film.  Writer: "Nice. Write that down."