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By Paolo Sabbatini The other day I was reviewing a masterpiece by Walt Disney: "Fantasia", an animated film from the 1940s. It is a tribute to my father, who…
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By Hagar Saeed CAIRO, August 18, 2018 - Doaa Mabrouk, 35, remembers the good old days when she used to watch with much excitement, an old TV show for…
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Ramadan A. Kader A massive fire that gutted parts of Cairo’s historic Cinema Rivoli last week should serve as a reminder about perils facing the country’s architectural gems and…
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By Ramadan A. Kader In 1969, Egypt’s state censors blocked the showing of “Shai Min Al Khouf” (Something of Fear), a local film dealing with despotism and oppression. The…
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Ramadan A. Kader Art buffs were last week shocked by online images showing a disfigured statue of Khedive Ismail, who ruled Egypt for 13 years in the 19th century.…
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By Paolo Sabbatini Some nights ago, I had the honour and pleasure of inviting to dinner, Senator Leila Takla, who is famous in Egypt and the world for her…
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By Simon Willis Do you have a vocative case? Well, you might have a case or two to check in before you board your flight. But a vocative case?…
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By Ramadan A. Kader It’s scorching outside and stifling inside. After a longish interval, an air-conditioned train appears in sight. Passengers cramming the platform cheer up. They gather at…
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By Ramadan A. Kader It all started when the family of a man, who had died at a government-run hospital, discovered that his cornea had been removed. The grief-stricken…
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By Ramadan A. Kader A media official in the coastal city of Port Said last week provoked a nationwide uproar after she appeared in a video reproaching handcuffed children,…
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By Paolo Sabbatini An extraordinary exhibition of archeological finds, which were discovered in the last few years by the Italian excavation missions in Egypt, has been installed at the…
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By Ramadan A. Kader An acknowledged innovator of the modern Arabic literature, Taha Hussein, who died in 1973, was also an accomplished university professor. As a lecturer, he adopted…
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By Ramadan A. Kader Over the past week, famous and ordinary people alike turned to the Internet across the Arab world, posting videos showing them undertaking the dangerous challenge…
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  • Jul
 By Ramadan A. Kader People swelter as one heatwave after the other scorches the country. The way out? Rushing to the seaside beaches and make a splash in refreshing…