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Karantina: City of Outsiders

Karantina: City of Outsiders

I only knew of Karantina because as an undergrad student trying to get to university in Beirut, I used to drive through it in order…

Lebanese Youth, Stuck in Déjà-vu

Lebanese Youth, Stuck in Déjà-vu

  I watched as a car parade honked by, during municipal election-day on 8 May 2016. Young adults my age spilled out the windows, waving…

The Jews of Beirut From the Viewpoint of an Israeli Historian

The Jews of Beirut From the Viewpoint of an Israeli Historian

It is not a feasible task to try and estimate the number of Jews in Lebanon today- some say there are 200 of them.

Ashekman Take on Challenge to Create World’s Largest Aerial Graffiti

Ashekman Take on Challenge to Create World’s Largest Aerial Graffiti

In the past weeks, Beirut has been brimming with news and rumors of what is expected to be the largest work of aerial-view graffiti in…

Coming out of the Homophobic Closet

Coming out of the Homophobic Closet

On the week of May 15 to May 21, Beirut held a series of significant events marking Pride. It is worth noting that this was…

10 Things Lebanese People Like to Blame on Syrian Refugees

10 Things Lebanese People Like to Blame on Syrian Refugees

Though there is no doubt that Lebanon hosts an enormous number of Syrian refugees, also evident is the manner in which the Lebanese authorities—and citizens—have…

The Invisible Claws: Are Real Estate Prices Killing Arab Economies?

The Invisible Claws: Are Real Estate Prices Killing Arab Economies?

In his book, The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith makes the provocative claim that beneath that chaotic system of individual haggling over prices, there is…

Universities in Lebanon: Sectarian Educational Outlets

Universities in Lebanon: Sectarian Educational Outlets

Universities in Lebanon are divided as follows: 35 private universities, nine institutes and colleges, and three institutes for religious studies, as well as the official…

Lovers, Activists, LGBTQ, or Drunks: One Place to Bind Them All

Lovers, Activists, LGBTQ, or Drunks: One Place to Bind Them All

Leila*, a young Lebanese woman, about 20, needs no more than half an hour to get ready for her evening in Mezyan. Mezyan is a…

ADP, Raseef22 Hold 'Data Journalism in the Arab Region' Focus Group

ADP, Raseef22 Hold 'Data Journalism in the Arab Region' Focus Group

Enhanced open data facilities and increased provision of statistics in the Arab region offer journalists a fresh source of “interesting and new stories” that can…