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Malak al-Kashif: Becoming a woman
Nada Arafat | Malak might be the first out transperson detained in connection with a political case in Egypt.
A dark black hole and joyful nights of bliss
Sherif Abdel Samad | Noha's preoccupations reveal a marked desire to escape both the past and the present
Magdy’s square
Heba Afify | As his world shrunk to the size of a house, Madgy’s memories became a source of comfort and distress
On Samir El Kordy: Dystopian architecture and new fantasies
Jenifer Evans | A profile of Egyptian architect Samir El Kordy.
On the life of the late Robert Mabro (1934-2016)
Reem Saad | Alexandria-born academic and leading analyst in the oil sector Robert Mabro died at 81 on the Greek island
Grand Hotel’s Mohamed Shaker Khodeir on being a young director in Egypt
Rowan El Shimi | The eclectic director talks to Rowan El Shimi about being an unsyndicated filmmaker, and why television
Mohamed Khan: In your face, sadness
Andeel | Andeel writes that the sadness of Egyptian reality defined the cinema of a director who indulged in the
Feyrouz, child prodigy forever
Randa Ali | The Armenian-Egyptian child star passed away last week, leaving a son, a daughter and 10 films.
Deleuze in Miami: The moving image of MASS Alexandria
Ilka Eickhof | After a 2-year hiatus, the contemporary arts education space MASS Alexandria is preparing to reopen.
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Sherif Abdel Samad
Obituary: Muhammad Ali (1942-2016)
Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Clay, grew up in Louisville, Kentucky in the 1940s, at the time of the vicious
Edward Thomas
Obituary: Hassan al-Turabi (1932-2016)
Hassan al-Turabi, who died this month, was the leading figure of Sudan’s modern Islamist movement.
Waleed Almusharaf
Candy from the sheikh: My last conversation with Turabi
Three years ago, Hassan al-Turabi (1932-2016) — Sudan’s foremost theologian, who is known affectionately
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Mubarak-era minister, foreign funding crusader breaks into security sector