A Poignant Graffiti to Sum Up The Kafala System

Protesters marched last week in Beirut against the Kafala system, urging the authorities to end this "inherently abusive" migration sponsorship system and change the labour law to offer domestic workers more protection. NGOs and local and foreign organizations have been asking for years to drop this archaic law but to no avail. I've written several times about this, and I wish people would stop supporting this system by simply refusing to get housekeepers to work…

2019 “La Plume de Pierre” Winners Announced

This year marks the third edition of “La Plume de Pierre”, a ceremony organized by the “Pierre Sadek Foundation”, a foundation aimed at safeguarding the work of Pierre Sadek by gathering and organizing his vast output within a public archive, promoting his work through exhibitions and initiating educational programs in collaboration with public institutions and civil society organizations for the promotion of the art of caricatures. Over 217 students submitting 350 caricatures from 20 different…
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“La Nuit des Musées 2019” set for April 6

7 months ago
The 6th edition of “La Nuit des Musées”, during which Lebanese will get to visit most of the country’s museums for free, has been set for April 6, 2019. Last year’s edition took place on ...
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Lebanese Mayyas Group Gets Golden Buzzer at Arabs Got Talent

7 months ago
The Mayyas Dance Crew delivered a stunning performance at Arabs Got Talent and got the Golden Buzzer from Najwa Karam! Watch this amazingly synchronized folklore dance: ...
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Sursock Museum Cites Economic Constraints, to Close Twice Per Week Now

8 months ago
Starting Monday February the 18th, the Sursock museum will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. The sad Facebook announcement came as a result of “economic constraints” it is facing: In the face of increasing economic ...
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Don’t Miss The #KeepWalkingLebanon Expo on Feb 9

8 months ago
What is it that keeps this country moving forward? We are resourceful by nature and we’ve been known to be a resilient people no matter what comes our way. The #KeepWalkingLebanon campaign by Johnie Walker ...
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Check Out The New Nabu Museum in el-Hery, North #Lebanon

1 year ago
There’s a new addition to Lebanon’s rich list of museums; the Nabu Museum located on the coast of the Mediterranean North of Lebanon. The museum was named after the Mesopotamian patron god of literacy and ...
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Massive Inflatable Tank with Trump’s Head on Top Roaming #Beirut

1 year ago
If you haven’t spotted this inflatable art installation yet, you’re missing out. It’s dubbed “MonuMental” and was released by Saint Hoax as part of his upcoming exhibition. “This piece is on the cusp of entertainment ...
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In Pictures: Tom Young’s Grand Sofar Exhibition

1 year ago
Tom Young’s new exhibit debuted on September 16 at the Sofar Grand Hotel and will continue till October 14th.The exhibition will comprise forty artworks on canvas spread across the ground floor in a curatorial attempt ...
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Lebanese Musician Creates Musical Instrument Using Army Bullets From Arsal Battle

1 year ago
Lebanese Musician Alain Bourgi collected empty bullets from the #DawnOfTheMountains battle that took place in Arsal two years ago to build a musical instrument and sing the Lebanese National Anthem with it. I love the ...
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