Alicia Keys Has a New Sense of Freedom and a New Song Called "In Common"
We talked to Alicia Keys about her upcoming album, why she's having the most fun she's ever had, and how her five-year-old son Egypt ended up producing a beat for Kendrick Lamar.
An Interview with Nawal el Saadawi, One of Egypt’s Most Badass Political Dissidents
Saadawi is the author of 56 books and has been imprisoned for her writing, which condemns how women have and continue to be treated in the Middle East. We talked religion, capitalism and the state of Egyptian politics.
This Is What's Behind the Rise of Hijab Porn
Exploring why it is that more and more porn studios have started to make films featuring the headscarf.
The Middle East’s First All-Female Photo Collective Are Behind Some Incredible Images
We talked to two photographers from the Rawiya collective about their work and the challenges they come up against.
I Travelled to Egypt for a Miracle Cure for My ALS
When I revealed my diagnosis to my mother, she told me to go to Cairo, convinced that I'd be healed there.
Photographing the Middle East in Peacetime
Photographer Jade Cantwell travelled through Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt in the months before the Arab Spring. Several years later, her photos are reminders of the lives behind the news reports.
Student Protests in Egypt Are Heating Up Again
A wave of violent protests and clashes between young people and police that left one demonstrator dead from a head wound.
The New Sound of Egyptian Wedding Rave Is Coming to London
Electro chaabi blows most new music out of the water.
Shopping for Camel Meat Outside Cairo
The meat market in Birqash is a cruel place.
The Teenage Egyptian Artist Behind Pink Floyd’s New Album Art
He's an 18-year-old who wants to be a doctor when he grows up.
Beer and Loathing in Post-Muslim Brotherhood Cairo
A man's alcohol stock is his kingdom.
Six Banned Middle Eastern Books You Should Read
In honour of the brave authors who continue to challenge censorship and Banned Books Week, we made you a reading list.