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.
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.
A Painted Message of Peace for Cairo's Garbage Collectors
Street artist eL Seed paints a diamond in a rough neighborhood.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.