A New Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art Due To Open in Beirut by 2020

The site of the future museum - Picture by Roger Moukarzel Back when I wrote about the new Aishti contemporary museum opening soon, I mentioned that there were talks about building a huge museum of Modern and contemporary Lebanese art in central Beirut by 2020 and that Tony Salamé, Zaha Hadid , Hans Ulrich Obrist and Julia Peyton-Jones of London’s Serpentine Galleries were involved. It appears that the project has moved a step closer to…

Why Would Anyone Buy A Special Passport Number?

The Lebanese passport is one of the most expensive and least useful in the world, yet for some reason, the General Security has just released special "VIP" passport numbers that will cost you up to LL 1,000,000. I can understand golden mobile numbers and up to a certain extent car plate numbers but why would I pay extra to get a special passport number? Will that special number allow me to enter more countries without…

Yorgui Teyrouz: The Man Behind DSC Lebanon Running With Beirut Madinati

I learned this afternoon that Yorgui Teyrouz, a civil rights activist, the founder of Donner Sang Compter Lebanon and a good friend of mine, is running on the Beirut Madinati list for the Beirut municipal elections. What Yorgui has accomplished in the past few years is quite astonishing. He has been working relentlessly and has sacrificed everything to make Donner Sang Compter work and help save the lives of thousands of Lebanese in need of…

Road Works 3al Lebnené

via LBCILebanon Half the country got stuck in traffic from Antelias till Maameltein because of the road works next to the Casino du Liban. I cancelled my son's appointment at KMC because I was told I'd never make it there on time and I'm staying in Beirut till 7:30 to avoid traffic. The best part is that the cops had to help out the workers to fix the road and clear the way for cars.…
Food

Indigo on the Roof New Menu: Excellent Choices, Exquisite Desserts

2 years ago
Indigo on the Roof is Le Gray Beirut‘s exclusive restaurant and one of my favorite spots in Beirut. I’ve been there countless times for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner and it has always been a ...
Humor

Four Things We Learned from President Hollande’s Visit to Lebanon

2 years ago
1- History is again repeating itself and has reached a new low 2- Hollande becomes the first tourist (locals included) to walk around the Lebanese Parliament since August 2015 3- Ayrault was in Libya: via ...
Humor

Business 3al Lebnené

2 years ago
In case you’ve been wondering how our national debt got so big, here’s your answer. To make things worse, we’ve become so corrupt that no one cares about completing any project now, they just want ...
Advertising

Car Insurance 3al Lebnené

2 years ago
Everyone is tagging MTV on this ad but I can’t seem to find it anywhere on their website. It is a hilarious and spot-on ad. The video ends with ” بربكن صلحوا الطرقات الزفت” in ...
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