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Hacking the Saudi narrative, Lebanese style

Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer. I'm not a fan of quoting cliches, but in these Machiavellian times, few phrases seem to...

One of Beirut’s oldest blocks demolished

What had been one of the most beautiful and historic buildings on Jeanne d'Arc street will soon be gone. Here's a picture of it...

Campaign to save “Red House”

It seems everywhere you turn in Hamra, there is a new tower coming up. None of them affordable so most are empty. The old...

Fiber on the way?

Late last year I noticed a couple of technicians from Ogero-- the state agency that runs the country's telecom network-- surveying a street in...

Jack’s (abandoned) Hideaway

This place has been closed for as long as I can remember. It's located on the bottom floor of a recently renovated apartment building...

Who needs a sidewalk?

When you can have a cafe instead... You can't even walk in the street because they have tables there too! Pedestrians can either get run over...

Hamra is back to normal except…

... for the "Hawker" private security guard staring and squinting at me while taking this picture (because I haven't shaved?) comes rushing toward me...

“This is not Ariel Sharon’s supermarket”

So reads the banner above, placed just outside an old supermarket on Makdessi street in Hamra. A handful of police officers stood across the street....

The colonization of the frozen foods section has begun

It has also reached the aisles:Brace yourselves over the coming weeks when cars, shops and entire buildings will be draped in foreign flags.  

Facebook-inspired design

Both establishments pictured here in Hamra. Not sure if a "like" buys you a discount.