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…

A Lebanese Family Consumes on Average 1400 Plastic Bags Yearly

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 . After mid-October, supermarkets will be requested to incite consumers to use eco-friendly bags and they will be charging LBP100 for every plastic bag will cost LBP 100. I know most people will tell me that we have bigger environmental issues…

Beirut Protests: The Other Side of the Fence

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 thugs join in, all hell breaks loose and the victims are almost always peaceful protesters stuck in the middle or simply at the wrong place at the wrong time. Last weekend, yet another anti-government protest took place in Riad el…
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 ...
Critiques

Lebanese Army Restores Qornet el Sawda Monument

2 weeks ago
First the monument was vandalized, then cleaned up, then destroyed and now the Lebanese Army has put another one back in place. The new monument is a donation from the Donnieh youth as mentioned here. ...
Humor

Lebanese Singer Buzzed Off the Stage at America’s Got Talent

3 weeks ago
Update: His named is Ra’ed Saadeh and took part in the #MBCTheVoice as well. His performance was much better back then. Via @Ghazayel. I’m guessing this guy is Lebanese since he said his name is ...
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