Engineering Gone Wrong

If you are wondering why there are so many buildings at risk of crumbling in Lebanon, just watch this video. The "funny" part is that they are filming it as if it's something cool to watch. I hope someone investigates where this incident took place and who was the engineer or the real estate company behind it. Unfortunately, despite the fact that we have way too many civil engineers in Lebanon, there are rarely any…

World-Renowed Street Artist Retna Paints Ashrafieh and Ouzai

Marquis Lewis, known as Retna, is an American contemporary street artist of African-American, El Salvadorian and Cherokee descent. During the holidays, Loft Investments by Ayad Nasser in partnership with curator19.90 flew in Retna to Beirut as part of Urban Dawn Vol II, the largest contemporary and street art exhibition in the region. Urban Dawn, Vol. II showcased work by 60 artists – 50 international and 10 local – all inspired by environmental issues, urban regeneration…

Fairouz Sued Madonna in the 1990s

It looks like MTV Lebanon is on a roll these days. A friend of mine sent me a link to an MTV article entitled " فيروز في أغنية جنسيّة والأسوأ في هذه السّطور" where they tell us how Madonna used one of Fairouz's Easter songs in her album Erotica. They are obviously outraged by this "crime", which is a huge insult to Christianity, want Madonna to be held accountable for it and even asked the…

Someone Wants You to Boycott Alfa & Touch on Jan 8th

I have no idea who's behind this campaign but I've seen people sharing it and some of them are convinced that they should be taking part in it to help fight corruption. Basically a group of Lebanese are asking mobile users to turn on the Airplane mode on their mobile phones on January 8th and use WIFI to make calls in order to protest Alfa & Touch's high prices. I am still not sure if…
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Is Abdel Menhem Youssef Getting Removed as Head of Ogero?

2 weeks ago
There have been talks about removing Abdel Menhem Youssef from Ogero and appointing Imad Kreidiye instead and it looks like it’s happening soon. In fact, Minister Sehnaoui posted today that “The Council of Ministers is ...
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Don’t Start Your Year With a Wedding Loan!

2 weeks ago
I hate it every time I see a wedding loan advertisement and the above ad is the worst I’ve seen so far. They are basically telling guys (because girls shouldn’t pay for their wedding??) that ...
Baladi

A Message from 1 Lebanese Minister & 10 Little Engineers

2 weeks ago
Minister Nicolas Sehnaoui served as a Minister of Telecommunications between June 2011 and February 2014 yet unlike most ministers, he didn’t fade away when his term ended but on the contrary has become even more ...
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More Lebanese Media F*ckups in Covering Istanbul’s Attack

2 weeks ago
As if broadcasting live from the homes of the victims wasn’t bad enough, one of the TV stations (MTV Lebanon) tagged the wrong Rita Chami (one of three Lebanese victims) yesterday and shared a picture ...
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