Who was William Shakespeare?

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 - 02:28 GMT

On the anniversary of his death, Egypt Today takes a brief look at the life of the world's most famous author, William Shakespeare.

Close Up on the best of Elton John on his 71st birthday

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 - 01:32 GMT

March 25 is the birthday of a very special talent, the miraculous Elton John. Egypt Today looks at his life and lyrics

Harry Potter’s legend Alan Rickman to be “Always” commemorated

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 - 12:49 GMT

February 21 is the birthday of late and great British actor Alan Rickman, best known for portraying Severus Snape in "Harry Potter"

Remembering actor James Dean, a rebel for the ages

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 - 01:19 GMT

February 8 marks the day Hollywood youth icon James Dean was born. Best known for his role in “Rebel without a Cause”, he tragically died at the age of 24.

Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 - 05:00 GMT

February 2 is the sad day the world lost a unique, talented actor; Philip Seymour Hoffman. Egypt Today honors his life and career

Celebrating Virginia Woolf

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 - 03:14 GMT

January 25 marks the 136th anniversary of the birth of acclaimed English author Virginia Woolf. Egypt Today looks at the life of this fascinating woman

Remembering actress Heather Menzies-Urich

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 - 02:27 GMT

Following her death from cancer, Egypt Today looks at the life and legacy of model and actress Heather Menzies-Urich.

Happy Birthday Jake Gyllenhaal

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 - 05:48 GMT

December 19 is the birthday of Hollywood star Jake Gyllenhaal. Egypt Today celebrates his life and films.

Today in History: Mark Twain is born

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 - 01:52 GMT

November 30 is the birthday of celebrated American writer Mark Twain, the author of ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ and other beloved classics.

Today in History - C.S Lewis, creator of Narnia is born

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 - 12:11 GMT

Nov. 29 is the birthday of C.S Lewis, celebrated Irish-English author who created the “Chronicles of Narnia’ and wrote extensively on his defense of Christianity.

Today in History - Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, is born

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 - 05:24 GMT

Acclaimed Irish novelist Bram Stoker was born November 8, 1847.

Musical biographic ‘Miles Ahead’ to screen in Cinema Magnolia

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 - 12:47 GMT

The musical biographic “Miles Ahead” (2015) will screen at Magnolia Leaves of Art on Monday, October 16.

Wes Montgomery Tribute at American University in Cairo Friday

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 - 11:27 GMT

Egyptian musician Sherif Watson will be hosting a tribute to American Jazz musician Wes Montgomery at the American University in Cairo.

Egyptian life reflected in French graphic novel

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 - 11:38 GMT

“When I had arrived to Egypt for the first, I felt that I would live the most amazing story in my life,” said Panait Istrati.

Biography sheds light on forgotten African-American author

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 - 12:22 GMT

A biography published this year sheds light on a forgotten yet influential black author, Chester B. Himes.

Today in History - Director John Huston dies

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 - 11:14 GMT

Director John Huston, a Hollywood powerhouse known for his hit classics 'The Maltese Falcon' and 'Moby Dick', passed away on August 28, 1986.

Profile – Glass Artist Dale Chihuly

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 12:37 GMT

This profile examines the life and work of U.S. artist Dale Chihuly, who has created remarkable glasswork.

Meet Moushira Khattab: Egyptian nominee for UNESCO Director General

Mon, 01 May 2017 - 01:00 GMT

Egypt decided to nominate the Egyptian ambassador and diplomat, Moushira Khattab, for the post of UNESCO Director General in a 2017 tour.