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Local Seamstress Needs Your Help


Local Hamra tailor, Nouhad, has recently been widowed and left with no financial support, leaving her facing eviction from both her home and her shop. Should you need to have … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

I wanted to write…


I haven´t blogged for a while. There were many things I could have written about for the past few months. I could have written about the militia kidnappings for ransoms … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · 7 Comments

Abortion in Turkey: The Fault Line Between Erdogan and Women – My piece in Aslan Media


Before anyone reads this. I want to note that I dont really have a strong opinion on abortion. My catholic upbringing is still debating my civic sense. Undoubtedly, pop star … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Beirut Heritage murdered by the silent Ministry of Culture – And a follow-up to the Minister’s ridiculous defense


What do you say when the Ministry of Culture in your country allows rich investors (local and foreign) to destroy a national heritage? A 2500 year old Phonecian Port in Beirut that … Continue reading

June 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

SSNP to freedom of the press: When an apology is not enough…


An event that was not reported well enough to give it the justice it deserves was the attack last week on Al-Jadeed reporter Ghadi Francis who was brutally beaten outside … Continue reading

June 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

No to Civil War


There’s been a lot of shooting, car breaking, tyre burning in the past couple of days. While things have quietened down for now, I came across this video through a … Continue reading

May 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Prelude Magazine… Coming soon


Farah Al Hashim is a Lebanese Kuwaiti filmmaker, who studied in New York and is now living in Los Angeles. She is preparing for a feature film (with me) called … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

My review on the film Man of Honor (Insanon Charif)


As a subject, Jean Claude Codsi should be applauded for tackling it so passionately. As a story line idea, it was an interesting perspective that would have been part of … Continue reading

April 24, 2012 · 2 Comments

Beirut Lady of the World


In honor of Beirut, and to commemorate the anniversary of the Civil War of 1975, I have posted below my favorite poem in English and Arabic of my beloved capital … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Interview with the actor Chadi Haddad


Tell us about the character that you play Farid is a young 23 year old Jordanian man, is a contradicting young man who lives a modern free life, who drinks … Continue reading

April 1, 2012 · Leave a comment