So the Harlem Shake, an internet meme that went viral in February 2013, is taking the world and now Beirut by storm.
As the world celebrates the “happy unimaginative, consumerist-oriented and entirely arbitrary, manipulative and shallow interpretation of romance day,” also known as Valentine’s day, another movement is taking place, away from the commodification and manipulation of women’s emotions and media direct
So we’ve all heard the big news and yes it has been confirmed that Pope Benedict XVI will resign on February 28, 2013.
“After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths due to an advanced age are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of
Our last blog covered the story of Kholoud and Nidal Succariyeh, the couple who reignited the civil marriage debate, in a country plagued by myriad of problems, by signing their very own tailored civil marriage contract in Lebanon; the first of its kind.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being. -Khalil Gibran Although the image of progressiveness is usually affiliated with a modern, intellectual, somewhat bohemian, funky-styled girl; Kholoud broke all the rules in terms of image and stereotypes. A veiled Muslim, Kholoud has become the first female adventurer climbing the steep slopes of Lebanon’s administrative and religious conventions. Although civil marriage is not…
Whilst doing my usual morning “stroll” on the internet, one story set me to a standstill. I couldn’t bring myself to “scroll” past it. America, once thought as “the greatest country in the world”, the country of “the New Collusus” with the famous inscription “Give me your tired, your poor/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” has now passed an act to ban acts of good in public places, more specifically a…
Here Ye! Here Ye! Grab your loved ones, a photo even would suffice, a couple of beers, a prayer book (whatever tickles your fancy really), your pet a pair of your favorite shoes (after all we do live in a material world)…now take a deep breath and brace yourselves and imagine this being said in a
Read the below article from the Guardian for the full census results.
So…today marks the international day for human rights… I’m not sure what that means in today’s not so human world. I just passed by a man sleeping under a bridge, kids running amok begging on the streets underneath the pouring rain and also just to bring it closer to home, met a journalist with 36 years of experience under his belt facing an eviction notice. He happens to be in…
Lebanon celebrated its 69th independence today as rockets set to launch towards Israel were being dismantled by non other but our countries scapegoat heroes, the LAF.