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'The City Always Wins' Goes Inside the Front Lines of the Egyptian Revolution
Read an excerpt from Omar Robert Hamilton’s gripping novel about the Tahrir Square uprising.
Omar Robert Hamilton
The Cairo Chef Who Helped Feed a Revolution
In a tiny alley in downtown Cairo sits Fas'hat Somaya, a small restaurant that's open a mere three hours a day. You'd never guess that its chef honed her skills by cooking for protesters on the front lines of the Egyptian Revolution.
Egyptians Are Protesting the Rising Price of Meat Using Social Media
Formed to “fight price increases and exploitation,” the movement is hoping to drive prices down by bringing attention to the problem.
The Irreparable Loss of Cairo's Street Café District
In the last four years, the Cairo café district known as el-Borsa has been raided by the police for its role in fostering a revolution, as well as its reputation for attracting drug dealers, sex workers, and gay men. In March, it was shut down for good.
Meet the Middle East's First All-Female Photo Collective
VICE talks to Laura Boushnak and Myriam Abdelaziz of Rawiya, a collective of female Middle Eastern photographers who are now showing in the UK at Impressions Gallery in Bradford.
Rachel Segal Hamilton at VICE
The Middle East’s First All-Female Photo Collective Makes Some Incredible Images
We talked to two photographers from the Rawiya collective about Western misconceptions and the challenges of working as a female photographer in Egypt and elsewhere.
Rachel Segal Hamilton
The Revolutionary, No-Bullshit Art of Ganzeer
The 32-year-old Egyptian artist's first New York solo show takes on police brutality and the crimes committed by the American government.
Inside the 1,000-Year-Old Gardens of Egypt
In a remote part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, ancient gardens once tended by Bedouin tribes have fallen into disrepair. But after the 2011 revolution tanked the tourist economy, the tribesmen here have begun to return, providing a glimpse of a more...
The New Sound of Egyptian Wedding Rave Is Coming to London
Born from working-class Egyptian DJs, electro chaabi—a combination of electronic beats, traditional chaabi music, and revolutionary undertones—blows most new music out of the water.
Will Egypt's Mass Death Sentence of 529 Muslim Brotherhood Members Provoke More Violence?
If Mohammed Badie is sentenced to death—and even if that sentence is ultimately commuted—it's likely that the response from Brotherhood members won't be nearly as restrained as it has been in the past.
Khalid Abdalla Has His Eye on Egypt
I interviewed one of the stars of <i>The Square</i> at his apartment in Cairo. Outside, bomb blasts had just killed six people. The city was nearly deserted, save for small groups of pro-government demonstrators. Helicopters thumped low overhead.
Students Are Still Dying in Egypt
After the country’s bloodiest summer, the trail of bodies is reinforcing one of the mainstays of the Mubarak era: unexplained deaths, denials by authorities.