Capharnaum gets Oprah praise and BAFTA nomination

The successes continue for Nadine Labaki's chef-d'oeuvre "Capharnaum". After being nominated for the Golden Globe Awards and falling short against "Roma" in the "Best Foreign Language Film" category last week, many challenges lie ahead for unarguably one of Lebanon's most successful movies ever made. Upcoming nominations include: 1. The 72nd BAFTA on February 10, 2019 - Best Foreign Language Film : - Capernaum - Cold War - Dogman - Roma - Shoplifters 2. The 24th…

2018 World Design Rankings 2018: Lebanon Ranked #24

The 2018 World Design Rankings list is out and #Lebanon is in 24th spot with 33 awards collected in the past 12 months. The World Design Rankings ranks all the countries based on the number of designers that have been granted with the A' Design Award. Countries are sorted based on the number of Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Iron Design Awards won, the total score is calculated based on the table below. Here's the…

Google Reviews on Hbeish (Ras Beirut) Police Station

Hbeish Police station was renovated a couple of years ago and renamed into Ras Beirut Police station. The station was one of Lebanon's most notorious station and the bastion of Lebanon’s morale values incarceration station. In fact, I remember during my AUB years hearing horrible stories about people detained there. Nevertheless, the station was revamped and chosen as a pilot for the PPP project to test the effectiveness of new policing methods in improving personnel…

PUBG Getting Banned by the Lebanese Army?

A memo was circulating few days ago on Reddit claiming PUBG was getting banned in Lebanon, but the memo stated that it will be banned to army personnel only. Yesterday, Al Arabiya shared an article confirming that the "The Lebanese Army Leadership, the 1st Artillery Regiment, issued an internal memo to it soldiers prohibiting them from downloading or using the PUBG MOBILE or any similar game". The reason for that it that these games "allow…
Architecture

Lycee Abdul Kader Old School Building Finally Listed as Heritage Building

6 days ago
After months of speculation over its fate, the Minister of Culture has finally listed the Lycee Abdel Kader old school building as a heritage building and therefore can no longer be destroyed or modified. Back ...
Baladi

Thunders From the Recent #Norma Storm Captured by Charbel Bouez

1 week ago
Check out these amazing thunder shots taken by Charbel Bouez during the past few days. Check out more pictures [here]. ...
Critiques

The Ugly Side of the #Norma Storm

1 week ago
We were reminded once again in the past few days on how mediocre our infrastructure is. Heavy rains and snow turned the streets into rivers of water and mud, highways were flooded, damaged and closed, ...
Fun

Best Pictures of the Norma Storm

1 week ago
I compiled some of the best shots I found online of the Norma storm into a post. Enjoy! ...
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