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December 31, 2013


Nobody should ever get used to assassinations, to car bombs, to random killings. 4 days ago, 8 people were blown to pieces in Downtown Beirut. It usually takes people in Lebanon 3 days to recover from these things. Day 1 is sadness. Day 2 is anger. Day 3 is clubbing. It’s how we survive. This […]

The Saida War in Pictures

June 26, 2013


A fierce battle broke out between Salafists, led by Ahmed Al Assir, and the Lebanese Army on June 23, 2013. The battle left over 20 dead, and hundreds injured, all the while further increased tensions in Lebanon. Below is a photo essay of the events. Ahmad Al Assir, shown here in a picture from 2012, […]

Beirut Noise

June 23, 2013


Beirut is loud these days. Very loud. There’s the usual noise: the honking cabs, the whistling boys, the over enthusiastic greetings. There’s the construction, left and right, below ground and up in the air, building new homes, offices, shops, and restaurants that will remain empty. We still have the whispers. “Look at what she’s wearing”, […]

Random Memories

September 18, 2012


1984. My father has just returned from a trip to the states. Among the many gifts he has brought back, he gives my brother, sister and I a stack of postcards, telling us that we should divide them up. One of them immediately grabs my attention. It is the close-up of a gorgeous face of […]

War and Happiness

April 17, 2012


I have a hard time writing about the war. Case in point: this post, that I was planning to have ready by April 13. 4 days later, I’m still rewriting it. But I’m not the only one. No one ever talks or writes about the war. Or rather, no one talks or writes about the […]

Holding hands: Violence with a backdrop of destruction

April 3, 2012


(That’s a crappy title I know, but I can’t think of a better one!!!) You always hear that words mark you. As a child, I was called names sometimes, but not so much that it traumatized me. There is however, a single sentence that I heard when I was younger that has had a lasting […]