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Ghalghoul: a neighborhood erased

Before and after pictures were at the heart of the project to rebuild downtown Beirut following the Lebanese war. These images filled the pages...

How did ancient Beirut get tossed in a pile?

In the shadow of the towers of new Beirut, the ruins of ancient Beirut have literally been dismembered and piled up at the edge...

Can Seal help ‘legalize’ public performance in Beirut?

A lot of you have probably seen the now viral cell phone video shot in the Beirut Souks mall earlier this summer. It's a...

What happened to Beirut’s “Shoreline Walk”?

One of the great things about the internet is that there is just so much floating around out there–like all the plans for Beirut...

Abou Rakhousa and the politics of poverty

  I'm hearing a lot of people say street protests are dying out in Beirut, though there are more demonstrations planned this week. Whatever the...

Private security confront police at Zaitunay Bay

Watch this private security man get right in the face of uniformed police officers. According to Al Jadeed, the plainclothes men are security agents...

A yacht to pay the rent

A "super yacht" called Samar has just docked in Beirut's Zaitunay Bay marina. At around 77 meters, it dwarfs the dozens of other smaller...

Top 10 weirdest Lebanese Christmas displays

I don't usually do lists, but with all the awful news I have been covering lately about demolitions and people getting beaten up, I...

Saifi Plaza dig progress

I recently got a better look at the ruins discovered at the "Saifi Plaza" project, which I have been blogging about lately. There seems...

Beirut Bodies in Public

It's not every day that you see young people walking the streets of Hamra, sketching on pieces of paper while following a woman pulling...

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