(Updated) A Lecture On How To Cure Homosexuality in Tripoli

Update: The lecture was cancelled following a letter sent to the order of Physicians. “Homosexuality: A Disease and Treatment”. This is the title of a lecture being held tomorrow in Tripoli by Dr. Adnan Traboulsi under the patronage of Metropolitan Ephraim Kyriakos. The first thing that came to mind was that lecture held by AUB's Insight Club on homosexuality that was hosted by "two doctors and university professors who believe that homosexuality is an illness…

Why Don’t We Have Side-Walks on The Way to Harissa?

Every year during May, tens of thousands of Lebanese visit the shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa. Many choose to go by foot during the day and even organize night hikes to dedicate them to the Virgin Mary. Unfortunately though, the roads to Harissa are ill-equipped and don't have any sidewalks or path ways for pedestrians and we've witnessed several incidents in the past where people get hit by speeding cars. Having said…

My Favorite Red Bull 2017 Doodle Entries & The Region Winner

Red Bull Doodle Art winners are out and it's Samer Nehme from Alba who emerged as a region winner. Red Bull Doodle Art is organized yearly where doodlers are asked to get creative and use a specific template to draw their doodles. There were a total of 79 entries from Lebanon, out of which 20 were selected as finalists. Samer Nehme's doodle is pretty awesome. I also loved the ones by Yara Karazi & Cynthia…

Are we getting an Opera House in Beirut?

The Lebanese Ministry of Culture is seeking funds to open an opera house in Beirut and "has signed an agreement with China for a grant of $35 million to develop the National Conservatoire for Music in Dbayeh". More cultural centers and an opera house are definitely good news as long as there's a plan to make good use of it. I wonder if the ministry has any plans for Le Grand Theatre de Beirut, a…
Critiques

Riad Salameh Re-appointed as Central Bank Governor for 6 More Years

1 day ago
That’s probably the best decision our politicians have taken ever since we had a new president and government. I find it hard to believe that some were against renewing for Salameh after all that he’s ...
Architecture

AKK Architects Are Renovating a 19th Century Ottoman Mansion in Beirut

1 day ago
It’s always great to hear old Beirut houses being renovated, rather than being demolished and replaced by skyscrapers. Beirut-based Annabel Karim Kassar (AKK) Architects, which is founded by Annabel Karim Kassar, has launched the restoration ...
Fun

Rodolphe is Lame even when He’s Proposing

1 day ago
I ignored the below video like 4 times but Facebook kept bringing it back on my timeline until I watched it and regretted doing so of course. Basically Rodolphe decided to “surprise” his fiancee/gf and ...
Critiques

Another Flop From Lebanon’s Tourism Minister

2 days ago
First Tourism Minister Guidanian says he prefers Armenia over Lebanon and now he’s attacking Middle East Airlines and promoting non-Lebanese airlines. During a radio interview with Sawt Lebnen, he stated that what the MEA is ...
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