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The above illustration depicts the two main runner-ups in Lebanon’s alleged upcoming presidential elections… No further comment to avoid slander and libel, but I’m sure you all got it =P It was done by Noura Andrea Nassar, who did the hilarious “If Lebanese Restaurants’ Names Were Honest“
Safineh from Gab Ferneiné on Vimeo. It took almost 6 years of footage from one particular rooftop in Ashrafieh, to create this gorgeous, nostalgic and very trippy project by Gab Ferneine. I enjoyed the scenes, their edits and the accompanying soundtrack. It’s a nice reminder of how beautiful Beirut can be, and a silent protest… Read More Safineh: Years of Footage from a Beirut Rooftop
Finally. That’s the only think I could think of when I was reading this Daily Star article. I have been an advocate of legalization of both these activities in Lebanon for quite some time. Marijuana especially. I am very open about my pro-marijuana stance, and I’ve written about it and lobbied for it offline extensively.… Read More Ex-Tourism Minister: Legalize Marijuana and Prostitution
It’s rare for a brand to really hit close to heart. The marketing world is one I’ve been in and out of over the past few years, and apart from witnessing countless large-scale campaigns, I helped make a handful of them over the past 3 years. So, it’s natural I’m usually unimpressed or unfazed by… Read More Heartwarming “Grandparents Frame” by Johnson’s Baby
In Lebanon, what’s seen as “land-grabbing” by people from a different sect is a real fear for communities that feel they are on the fault lines between the different regions of Lebanon that often have a majority from a certain sect. This is a real estate ad, with the title that roughly translates to: “URGENT… Read More FASHAL – URGENT for Christians Only!
Watching all this from 12 thousand kilometers away should be easier, but it’s not. I think we broke the norm, proving that a shit parliament convening is a million times worse than it staying at home. The amount of crimes against humanity and the Lebanese people the past few days alone are incredible, and one… Read More Lebanon Discontinues Child Beating Law, Religious Leaders Reinstate It
1- Retirement Benefits Bill We’re all going to get old. A civilization is only as good as its treatment to its elders. Of course, this doesn’t mean we let our lives get governed by old men in black robes, but it means we make sure our senior citizens have everything they need once they retire,… Read More 8 Life-Changing Bills the Lebanese Parliament Buried in Drawers
It is with great pleasure that I announce the first dedicated segment to someone other than myself on this blog. I’m hoping to expand on these weekly posts by contributors I feel would go perfectly with the general content and attitudes of the blog. The segment is “Base Down Low” with my very good friend,… Read More Base Down Low [NEW SEGMENT]
So, over the years on this blog, I’ve discovered a LOT of you are amazing artists, musicians and performers. Perhaps the funnest time in Beirut, where it’s really all about the music, and where alcohol and money are not an obstacle, and everyone just walks around Beirut to listen to beautiful, genuine music by Lebanese… Read More Are You A Musician? Perform in La Fete De La Musique 2014!
The million dollar quote is: “Peace will defeat war. Faith will defeat fundamentalism and atheism.” [0:30-0:34] Wow… Just wow… The so-called President of the most “open and free” country in the Arab World just equated filthy religious extremist terrorists who kill our soldiers, to me, and people like me: those who don’t believe in his… Read More Lebanese “President” Equates Atheists to Terrorists
Maamoul is the traditional dessert we all lover serving. It’s especially the case during Easter, when many Christian families serve the delicacy to their guests wishing them a Happy Easter. This year, Little Helps is making sure every little piece of yumminess helps those in need, regardless of who they are and where they come from.… Read More Pre-Order Maamoul for a Cause This Easter