cairo

Fast Food Week

With Few Healthy Options, Egyptians Often Turn to Fast Food

Egypt has the highest rate of adult obesity in the world, and on-demand delivery by both Western fast food chains and local alternatives is only adding to the epidemic.
Edmund Bower
7.27.17
egypt

Delivering Bread in Cairo Is a Balance of Life and Death

The handmade bread known as aish baladi is Egyptian staple. In Cairo, its ubiquity is made possible by the network of agalati—bread carriers—who risk their safety to deliver bread to restaurants, ful carts, and street stands.
Lorena Rios
9.7.16
Art

A Painted Message of Peace for Cairo's Garbage Collectors

Street artist eL Seed paints a diamond in a rough neighborhood.
Marina Garcia-Vasquez
4.5.16
News

​Is Egypt’s Proposed £30 Billion Custom-Built Mega City Realistic or Completely Insane?

They want it to house five million people, have a green space twice the size of Central Park, an amusement park four times the size of Disneyland, and an airport as big as Heathrow. Oh, and they'd like it to be finished in seven years, please.
Mark Hay
3.18.15
The Off the Deep End Issue

Egypt Is in Dire Need of Sex Education

How do people – especially women – learn about sex in a country where sex is taboo?
Angelina Fanous
3.11.15
The Uganda Love This Issue

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.
Angelina Fanous
3.5.15
News

The Canadian Government Won't Help Journalist Mohamed Fahmy Get Out of Egyptian Jail

A Canadian journalist imprisoned in Egypt has called out the Canadian Prime Minister after a visit by Foreign Minister John Baird failed to end his more than year-long nightmare.
Aaron Mate
1.19.15
News

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.
Tom Rollins
10.22.14
Travel

Shopping for Camel Meat Outside Cairo

The meat market in Birqash is a cruel place.
Brendon Hong
10.10.14
Music

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.
Alexia Underwood
10.1.14
Travel

Beer and Loathing in Post-Muslim Brotherhood Cairo

A man's alcohol stock is his kingdom.
Peter Schwartzstein
9.26.14
the vice reader

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.
Alexia Underwood
9.24.14
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