CULTURE & HERITAGE

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Following our last post about the vast ruins site uncovered near the "Beirut Digital District" construction site, a reader got in touch and sent...

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Two years ago the Governor of Beirut issued an order to stop demolition of this historically listed Art Deco building in Gemmayze, and shared...

ENVIRONMENT & PUBLIC SPACE

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Thanks to the help of lawyers collective Legal Agenda and public space advocates Public Works Studio, my investigation into the myriad of technical problems with the...

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The following article originally appeared in Take Part, a US-based online publication that has recently ceased operation. I'm posting it here in case the...

LAW & CRIME

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It's that time of year again, and after hours of handshaking as part of Independence Day celebrations... The leadership (President Aoun, Speaker Berri, Prime Minister...

PUBLIC SERVICES

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Have you ever been to Lake Naccache? It's so romantic with restaurants right on the waterfront. But strangely, the people drive cars, not boats: ...which doesn't...

MEDIA

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Ah "fake news" and the "post truth" era:  the demise of the world as we know it through the dangerous spread of unreliable social...

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The Lebanese press has enjoyed a relative amount of freedom in recent years as I have written about here, but how much will this...

IN DEPTH

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We often worry about extremists groups like ISIS destroying history in the Middle East. But in Beirut, private capital and well-connected developers are also...

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The word entrepreneur has become ubiquitous in talk about the future of Arab business. Some have even claimed a quiet economic revolution is at...

TRAVEL

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It's been over ten days since the mass shooting at US military offices in Tennessee and here in Texas, flags are still at half...

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Yesterday we set out for a fun day on the slopes. Thankfully, when we reached the peaks at Faraya, the lifts were running smoothly: And the...

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Perched on a hill along the rocky coast of North Lebanon, archaeologists have uncovered what they believe is one of the world's oldest city...

FEATURED VIDEO

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The news has been a bit heavy lately, so I thought I'd let you know that joy still exists out here. // Post by Muscletime...

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Next week, Beirut's storied "Rose House", which sits on a rare green hill overlooking the Mediterranean, will be open to the public for the...