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Monday, 28 February 2022

The downfall of the Viking civilization is captured in spinoff Valhalla + Sweat by Bill Hayes explores movement throughout the ages

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Netflix has dropped a sequel to the popular Vikings series called Vikings: Valhalla. Set 100 years after the events of the History Channel original Vikings, Valhalla looks at the beginning of the end for the age of the Vikings. Many factors end up contributing to the downfall of the civilization such as religious differences, waning influence in Europe, and the iron (often bloody) fist they rule their empire with, writes Polygon. The series does a good job of mapping out the cultural shift over time and introduces a lot of depth in its characters and their understanding of morality and religion. Having said that, the spinoff is just as violent and viscerally intense as the original, with several fight scenes that will make you wince.

Eastern Company and Ceramica Cleopatra are currently on the field in The Egyptian Premier League as we dispatch the issue. Meanwhile, El Ittihad and Al Gaish will compete at 5:30pm.

There isn’t much going on in the European league tonight: Atalanta and Sampdoria are playing in Serie A at 9:50pm followed closely by the La Liga match between Granada and Cadiz at 10pm.


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The vernacular aesthetic of public space in Cairo is the topic of focus in a panel discussion at Medrar featuring architect and urban planner Omar Nagati and urban researcher and designer Ahmed Zaazaa. The panel will be moderated by Lara El Gibaly and will take place tomorrow from 6-8pm.

The Arts’ Hub is hosting Omar Senada’s exhibition 7 Sins until 12 March.


How did we get to the era of “Do you even lift, bro?” Sweat: A History of Exercise by Bill Hayes explores movement throughout the ages to trace back how exercise and fitness became a part of everyday life. Today’s fitness industry is valued at upwards of USD 100 bn and has become a modern day obsession that regularly factors into New Year’s Resolutions. While physical activity was always a component of daily human life, it isn’t regularly situated in the historical context and the main players in pushing physical wellness are often overlooked. For example, Girolamo Mercuriale, a Renaissance-era Italian physician aimed singlehandedly to revive the ancient Greek “art of exercising” by publishing his 1569 book De arte gymnastica. Hippocrates, Plato, Galen, Susan B. Anthony, Jack LaLanne, and Jane Fonda are other main characters in the history of fitness.

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