Month: June 2012

(Photo via Peeps: today is my last day as a blogger for NOW Lebanon. In an effort to satisfy my unnatural tendency to spend countless hours on the Internet, I’ll be taking over the position of executive editor at When I first started blogging for this website in August 2010, I wrote up […]

(Photo via “Men began to rip off my clothes. I was stripped naked. Their insatiable appetite to hurt me heightened. These men, hundreds of them, had turned from humans to animals. Hundreds of men pulled my limbs apart and threw me around. They were scratching and clenching my breasts and forcing their fingers inside […]

(Photo via Zaatar W Zeit has decided to creep everyone out by putting football players between the legs of famous world leaders for the restaurant’s new billboard ads to promote the Euro Cup. Da’ heck is going on here? I mean, I’d like to put a strapping athlete between my legs too but this… […]

“From the beginning, he knows his mission and target… He will sneak into your hearts as if you’re old friends… You can’t open your heart to everyone you meet… You don’t know who he is and what he’s hiding. Be careful of what you say. Every word comes with a price. A word can save […]

We call him “Bou Feris,” he’s the keeper of a scientific center in Ab Elias. (Photo by Karim Sakr, via A fisherman casting a line off the port in Tripoli, a farmer working the fields in the Bekaa valley, your favorite falafel shop in Bourj Hammoud… this is why we love you, Lebanon. Joey […]

(Image via On a personal aside, writing Ghassan Tueni’s obituary today was a particularly difficult exercise in perspective. A very dear and young (she’s only 26) friend of mine was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Cancer, for lack of a better word, is awkward. How are you supposed to react to that kind of […]

(Photo via When most non-profit organizations ask for donations like towels, soap, pasta, rice and other non-perishable items, it’s usually an effort to help the homeless or perhaps victims of a recent crisis. But the Anti-Racism movement in Lebanon is calling on the community  to donate these and other supplies to prisoners, people supposedly […]