Culture & Society


450-year-old home restored in traditional style in Gaza

Wednesday, Jul. 19, 2017 | Amjad Arafat, Contributor

A Gaza resident has turned his centuries-old house into a Damascene-type home with an inner courtyard, using old cut stones, stained glass and iron.

Exhibition in Cairo casts a look at 1980s art

Tuesday, Jul. 18, 2017 | Salwa Samir, Contributor

Five artists of the 1980s came together in Cairo’s Soma Art Gallery to showcase their work from 30 years ago.

Egyptian troupe revives art of musical sketches

Thursday, Jul. 13, 2017 | Yahya Sakr, Contributor

Egyptian troupe Masr al-Qadimah aims to revive the sociopolitical wisdom of musical sketches of the past.

Egyptian film about revolutions soon in cinemas

Monday, Jun. 5, 2017 | David Awad, Contributor

Egyptians disagree over whether or not there is sufficient documentation available to produce a film depicting the political conflicts that led to the January 25 Revolution and the ousting of President Mohammed Morsi following the June 30, 2013, protests.

Turkish town gets ready to smell the roses

Friday, Jun. 2, 2017 | Aylin Oney Tan, Contributor

The Turkish town of Isparta is in the midst of this year's rose harvest, a flower the Ottomans revered for its fragrance, taste and medicinal qualities.

This young Iranian rapper may have cost Raisi the presidency

Thursday, Jun. 1, 2017 | Holly Dagres, Contributor

Iranians wonder whether hard-line presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi’s attempt to attract young voters by meeting with an underground rapper cost him the election.

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