Bcharreh will soon be Home to The World’s Tallest & Biggest Statue of Jesus Christ

Lebanese sculptor and artist Rudy Rahme revealed to Al Jomhouria newspaper that he's sculpting the world's biggest and tallest Jesus Christ statue which will be placed in his hometown Bcharreh once done. The statue is expected to be 54 meter high. In comparison, the famous "Christ the Redeemer" statue towering over Rio de Janeiro is only 38 meters high, while Poland is home to the current world's tallest Jesus statue which reaches 52.5 meters. I…

Ziad Doueiri’s “The Insult” Shortlisted For The Oscars’ Best Foreign Language Film

The Insult became the first ever Lebanese movie to be shortlisted for the Oscars under the Foreign Language category. The Academy had to choose 9 films out of a record-breaking 92 entries this year and later on will select five films from that list which will only be revealed at the Oscars night alongside all other nominations. The nine finalists are: Chile, “A Fantastic Woman,” Sebastián Lelio, director Germany, “In the Fade,” Fatih Akin, director…

Will #Lebanon Become a Petroleum-Rich Country? Is this a Good Thing?

Lebanon's cabinet was celebrating yesterday the passing of the petroleum decree and our Energy & Oil Minister announced afterwards that Lebanon will start exploratory drilling off the Lebanese coast in 2019. Obviously this is big news and Lebanon becoming an oil rich country could prove to be a game-changer for the economy and the country as a whole but we're assuming here that a competent and transparent governing body is handling the matter. I was…

New License Plates in Lebanon Starting Dec 21

The Traffic Management Center tweeted a picture of a new car plate that is expected to roll out starting December 21. According to this Annahar article, the new plates cannot be forged in any way and have a 3D engraved cedar tree and a serial number. The aim is to make sure there are no fake plates circulating around a year from now and should cost around $30. It's still not clear though how they're…
Food

Did Ladurée Close for Good in Beirut?

2 days ago
I was passing by La Duree Beirut the other day to pick up some macarons only to find that it’s closed. I wasn’t a frequent visitor to be honest, I think the last time I ...
Architecture

Handiss.com: Helping Engineers and Architects Do Freelance

4 days ago
I came across Handiss the other day, and I must say I loved what this Lebanese startup is doing. Basically, Handiss is a web platform that connects engineers and architects to companies or individuals that ...
Critiques

Yet Another Dull Christmas Tree in #Beirut

4 days ago
It was great seeing a decent Christmas tree in Martyrs Square in Beirut last year after years of ugly ones but it appears that we’re back to square one. In fact, I thought I spotted ...
Critiques

Yet Another Violent Demonstration in Awkar

5 days ago
We’re all outraged by Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the Lebanese government has fiercely condemned it, and we’re all in favor of protesting peacefully near the U.S. Embassy ...
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