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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

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 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 director Jean Claude-Codsi


Brahim a lonely car seller in Lebanon has a chance encounter with Leila, for whom he committed a murder 20 years ago in Jordan. Due to that, he was forced … Continue reading

March 29, 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

An unexpected thought of the day


I went to a fashion show yesterday which I very much enjoyed, but I am going to talk about an occurrence that happened to me today. I woke up early … Continue reading

April 10, 2010 · Leave a comment