Month: October 2010

There’s an inescapable coolness in the air. You can prolong the disillusion that summer’s warm, genial days will carry on, but not for long. It is time for fall. Falling is inevitable. Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah has been building his case for months now. He doesn’t want the Lebanese to accept the findings – whatever […]

It was at once bizarre and unbelievable, perhaps spontaneous and maybe even planned. But whatever you think of Wednesday’s female mob attack on a team of Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) investigators who were looking to access medical records at a gynecologist’s clinic in Dahiyeh, there’s no denying this: it was a cool demonstration in […]

According to An-Nahar newspaper, “for the first time since the election of US President Barack Obama, the US addressed direct warnings, especially to Syria, Hezbollah and Iran, accusing Damascus of seeking to destabilize Lebanon and transform it once again into a stage for others’ conflicts.” Cartoon by Taylor Jones. Originally printed in May, 2009. (CagleCartoons) […]

This is certifiably the cutest dog on earth, until I find a new video of the “cutest dog on earth” tomorrow. And on a slightly related side note… with the impending doom that is -gasp!- aging, my mom says she wants me to consider freezing my ovaries to increase my chances of making babies later […]

What *not* to do on an airplane: A Guide for Muslims An incident at the Memphis International Airport in the US on Wednesday gives us guideline number one: – Don’t spend an “excessive” amount of time in the bathroom. A man, his wife and child “dressed in attire that would indicate some Muslim-type religion,” were […]

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad joined his Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales on the football field Wednesday for a friendly match with Iran’s top players. Morales arrived in Tehran on Sunday night for a three-day visit aimed at bolstering economic ties. During the game, both leaders scored for the presidential team, which won 8-6 after Mo-Jad drove […]

We heard back in early September that club ACID, known to drawn members of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community in Lebanon, had been shut down. Reasons for the closure are still unclear, though there were rumors of noise complaints from neighbors in the area. Regardless, fast-forward nearly eight weeks and the club remains […]