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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

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

Taxi el Ballad – Cinemoz review


My review on Taxi el Ballad on Cinemoz  When you enjoy a film that doesn’t really have a plot, it must be a really pleasant film to watch, because that means … Continue reading

March 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

In the Middle East: Abuse of the female body is out of fear and want of power


Lebanese like to claim that women here are freer than in other Arab countries. Because we are allowed to wear what we like in public. Because we are allowed to … Continue reading

February 6, 2012 · 7 Comments

Piracy worse than murder and rape


A comparison of three different cases: Kim Schmitz, Miquel Caran, and Frank Wuterich. No comment is needed.

February 1, 2012 · 3 Comments

“Chatti Ya Dinni” Premiere – ‘Here Comes the Rain’


I’m loving the movement in reviving the Lebanese cinema. From the delicious, bittersweet ‘Caramel’, to the heart-wrenching tragedy in ‘Stray Bullet’. To the upcoming horror film ‘Sorry Mum’ and the … Continue reading

May 29, 2011 · Leave a comment

Letter to Terry Jones… From an Arab Catholic priest, Elias Zahlawi


Respected Pastor Terry Jones, I have read your worldwide call for the burning of the Quran on this coming 11th of September. Your message stated that you are a pastor … Continue reading

September 9, 2010 · 8 Comments

Lebanese Patriotism: If you love your country, pollute it…


There was once a joke, that my little sister told her class, that when God created Lebanon, He gave her beautiful mountains and valleys and hills that he sculpted with … Continue reading

June 20, 2010 · 1 Comment