We Should Apply The “MPs should not be named ministers” Rule Once and For All

We've been hearing for quite some time now about this "MPs should not be named ministers" rule and the latest one to support it was President Aoun who called for separation of Cabinet and Parliament posts. The rule has never been enforced before but I think it's high time we put it in place once and for all. Even more, I believe our government should be formed of technocrats capable of handling the needed reforms…

Beirut’s Airport and the Never-Ending Parking Problem

A video was circulating yesterday online of a woman yelling at a cop after he fined her for parking illegally at the airport. She was yelling in English for some reason and her argument was that "This is Lebanon" and that there are other cars around, which doesn't justify parking wrongly of course but the question remains whether the cop was being selective as they always are. In fact, if parking in front of the…

How Can Any Lebanese Try to Discredit Nadine Labaki’s Achievement?

One can argue whether Nadine Labaki's movies are good or not, and whether there are better Lebanese directors or not, but to try and discredit her most recent achievement at the 2018 Cannes Festival is absurd and incomprehensible. She's a Lebanese director, a female director, whose movie got nominated for the most prestigious prize at the Cannes Festival and ended up winning the Jury Prize, the second ever in Lebanon's history and the first ever…

Make Way For The Biggest Phoenician Ship Built Out of Plastic Bottles

LAU students with the help of the environmental NGO Chreek have built the biggest Phoenician ship made out of plastic. The Phoenician-shaped trireme is 13 meters long, 4 meters wide, is made out of 25,000 plastic bottles and completed on Sunday its first voyage from Byblos to Zaitunay Bay. The aim from this initiative is to raise awareness on the ever-increasing plastic pollution and bringing people together to fight Lebanon's littering problem while celebrating our…
Critiques

You Now Have to Pay LL550,000 Yearly to Read Lebanon’s “Official Gazette”

2 days ago
It appears that the authorities are running out of ways to feed the treasury, so they’ve decided to charge people to gain access electronically to the Official Gazette Service, which is a journal that contains ...
Baladi

Nadine Labaki, Becomes Second Lebanese Director, First Female Director, To Clinch Cannes’ Jury Prize

3 days ago
Nadine Labaki may not be the first Lebanese director to win the Jury Prize at Cannes but she is the first Lebanese female director to do so, and the first Arab filmmaker to win an ...
Baladi

Can Nadine Labaki’s “Capharnaum” Win The Palme d’Or?

5 days ago
Nadine Labaki’s latest film, “Capharnaum“, earned a massive 15-minute standing ovation following its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and people are already favoring her for winning Cannes’ top honor on Saturday. The distribution rights ...
Fun

Movie Review: Deadpool 2 [2018] **Spoiler Free**

6 days ago
It’s f*cking hilarious! I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say it. It was more fun to watch than Infinity War! Not in every aspect of course, I do understand they’re very different ...
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