Egyptian critics and writers discuss a literary trend of revisiting the past through personalized remembrances and novels based on facts.
Modern artists cannot ignore contemporary technology, says the Egyptian sculptor Sayeda Khalil.
Nahla Imam, a folklore expert newly elected to a key Unesco committee, urges decision-makers to make use of academic research on heritage subjects.
Arabic calligraphy was recently inscribed on Unesco’s intangible cultural heritage lists. Calligraphers hope that inspires more support for teaching it in schools.
Al-Fanar Media presents its choice of some of the most interesting books published in the Arab world in 2021.
Architecture professors are documenting Cairo’s historic cemeteries to help preservation groups that are trying to save them from being demolished.
Diwan Bookstores says its revised editions of the celebrated writer’s works will be “without alterations”. Publishing world figures immediately wondered what that meant.
The magic and mastery of the legendary photographer Van Leo are on display in an exhibition of more than 150 of his portraits.
The life of the Jewish-Muslim star Layla Murad illuminates key moments of Egypt’s history in the mid-20th century, says her biographer, Hanan Hammad.
The Egyptian artist Evelyn Ashamallah draws on imagination and memory in paintings that tell “stories that deserve to be told.”