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DJ Scratch Battle 2012 has started

This year we hope to build on that success and to offer a wide variety of prizes for everyone that participates. We have more sponsors and big names supporting us and we will be announcing more prizes today and tomorrow.

Luiz Sanchez

Ramadan 101

Ramadan is upon us and many foreign first-timers are baffled by the changes they are seeing around them

Adel Heine

Comedians fumble, but entertain

There is hope for this group though, especially because they see themselves existing in a vacuum of the mostly comedy-less Cairo entertainment scene. It just takes more and more performances like the one on Monday before they become the real deal.

Connor Molloy

A real Chinese restaurant in Cairo

The restaurant is near Al-Azhar because the Uyghurs are the second largest population of Chinese Muslims. For years young religious Uyghur students have come to study at the Islamic university.

Connor Molloy

Baring all

The bride seems ecstatic and receives her fair share of shakes and shimmies, as I stare with foreign eyes and struggle to find a bridge between these seeming contradictions.

Adel Heine

Annual Mime Festival in El Sawy

The festival spans over two evenings and features 10 minute performances by professionals, amateurs, individuals and groups. The artists are free to choose their style of performance, they are artistically free.

Adel Heine

The culture of charity: Ramadan bags

The tradition of giving a bag of food is an act of charity that can seem precarious to those new to the phenomenon, performing charity gracefully is not an easy feat when the recipient is in front of you.

Adel Heine

Still rolling after 50 years

The enduring popularity of hits like ““You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” “Satisfaction”and “Honky Tonk Women” have kept fans eager to see the Stones onstage again.

Daily News Egypt

Tango beckoned at the Opera House

Unknowingly we all find ourselves tapping away to the rhythm, each person hearing a story which is their own. Such is the beauty of music, a common language shared by all.

Luiz Sanchez

New movie listings

Critics have been divided between positively reviewing the talents of the troupe of actors and snidely pointing out that it is a two hour sales pitch disguised as a romantic comedy.

Adel Heine

This is Egypt: Mohamed Gabr

Photography in Egypt is often seen as a means to a commercial end, disregarding the fact the people behind the camera are often artists. This is Egypt, as seen by talented photographers.

Adel Heine

The Gaming Hackathon starts in Cairo

Participants will neither rest nor sleep as they toil for three straight days to develop, and then upload a game onto the GameTaco site, where the games will then vie for dominance and prizes.

Ahmed Khalifa

Exclusive concert of NubaNour

Their repertoire has expanded from simple songs of love and nature to accommodate the terrible sorrow experienced by most Nubians, songs of nostalgia and songs that evoke memories of their past lives.

Ahmed Khalifa

The Sahel Awards

Our final award is won by the same competitor year after year, no matter how much trends change and no, it is still not okay to wear Crocs.

Ahmed Khalifa

Treasure in plain sight

It is one of millions and that is why we occasionally take for granted, that a beautiful and tranquil ride on the Nile is always just within reach of our fingertips.

Ahmed Khalifa

Connected in Cairo

The book is not just a boring academic read either, even casual readers will benefit from its flowing style replete with short anecdotes that inject liveliness and background into the sometimes sweeping generalisations Peterson makes.

Ahmed Khalifa

Aflamnah: funding creativity

Crowd funding is not a new concept, but it is just starting out in the Middle East and the founders have high hopes they can make a difference to the kind of projects that will come out of the region.

Daily News Egypt