“Tafah El Kel”: Enough is Enough

For the past few months, we have seen more than a few crises and protests occurring on a regular basis either for political, economical or social reasons. Elie Alpha, a young architect student, created a small cinematic architectural film in order to send a message of awareness, "Tafah El Kel" or "Enough is Enough". Containing dramatic and emotional scenes from the past till today, Elie incorporated small hidden messages that one might not spot at…

Lebanese-Russian Blend: Maya Waked Performing Live in Beirut on November 1

She's a talented novelist and singer, she launched her first album back in 2013 and her most recent single back in 2017 and she's coming to perform live in Beirut on November 1st for a first-of-its-kind Lebanese Russian music blend. Maya Waked is a Lebanese Canadian artist who recently performed at the prestigious Place des Arts in Montreal . A close friend of mine shared with me videos of what he called an enchanting night…

Beirut 2049: Gloomy Future Ahead

The alarming levels of pollution in our country are starting to inspire artists. Digital Artist Charles Assaf imagined what Lebanon would look like 30 years from now, stating and I quote that "What was once taken for granted, has become a luxury very few can afford. Welcome to our future. Don't forget to breathe". I really want to say that the artist may have gone overboard with his imagination, but no one knows what the…

Movie Review: Joker [2019]

After his first appearance in the first Batman and several movies along the years, finally, we have an original story on one of the most popular villains of all time, The Joker. Director Todd Phillips, known more for his comedy movies such as Hangover and Due Date, takes a dark turn to portray the life of this iconic vigilante. Arthur Fleck, aka The Joker, portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is a man struggling to find his…
Critiques

A Lebanese Family Consumes on Average 1400 Plastic Bags Yearly

1 week ago
The Environment Ministry launched today a campaign to reduce the use of plastic bags, encouraging people to use eco-friendly bags and preparing them for the Plastic bags ban which will begin on October 15 (if ...
Critiques

Beirut Protests: The Other Side of the Fence

1 week ago
I don’t remember the last time security forces didn’t use violence to disperse protesters in Riad el Solh or Martyr’s Square or pretty much anywhere in Lebanon. It always started peacefully then a bunch of ...
Baladi

Walid Mouaness “1982” Film to Represent Lebanon in the 2020 Oscars

2 weeks ago
Culture Ministry has announced that Director Walid Mouannes’ “1982” Film will represent Lebanon at the 2020 Oscars. The drama, which is set in a private school outside Beirut and takes place over a single June ...
Critiques

What We Can Learn from Greta Thunberg

2 weeks ago
A 16-year old activist was able to inspire millions to protest in the streets in the past few weeks and was addressing world leaders at the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Greta Thunberg has ...
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