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…

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

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 done in the past few years. He managed to stabilize the country's currency despite the political paralysis that the country witnessed for years and has kept Lebanese banks safe from US sanctions and a potential banking crisis. I'm not saying…

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

It's always great to hear old Beirut houses being renovated, rather than being demolished and replaced by skyscrapers. Beirut-based Annabel Karim Kassar Architects, which is founded by Annabel Karim Kassar, has launched the restoration of a 19th century Ottoman mansion in Gemmayze's Rue Gouraud street. The methodology of the project's design and renovation will be shared with the public in a temporary exhibition inside the mansion during Beirut Design Week, which is taking place between…
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

1 day 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 ...
Health

AUB Beach is Open but Not Suitable for Swimming

2 days ago
AUB sent out an email few days ago that AUB Beach will be open officially as of Monday 22nd of May from 10:00am till 7:00pm on a daily basis, including weekends. However, this email was ...
Food

Casper & Gambini’s Introducing a Braille Menu in #Lebanon

2 days ago
C&G’s is launching today its Braille menu, making it the first restaurant to do so in Lebanon. As you all know, Braille is a writing system that helps blind, partially-blind or visually impaired individuals to ...
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