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10 Years Later…

I’m alone a lot. I know folks think I’m always at a party or exploring some cool stuff with cool people, but remember, my Instagram is the stuff I choose to share. I live alone. I travel alone. I work alone. Sometimes I watch a movie alone. Sometimes I even go clubbing alone. Being alone […]

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WKBL Just Covered Warda’s Betwannis Bik, and It’s Fucking Epic

Who Killed Bruce Lee are awesome, y’all know that. The boys make it possible for me to enjoy something not purely electronic, and that in itself, is quite the statement coming from me. I love Warda. When I was a little kid, I had a video cassette (VHS!) with a recording of Warda’s “Betwannis Bik” […]

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Beards and Eiffel Towers: Reflections on My First Night in Paris

For those of you who saw me live in the past few weeks, you know that my beard has become exceptionally long and bushy. One reason is that, in all honesty, I love my beard. Another, is I wanted to experiment what someone like me, backpacking through Europe with a big beard, would run into. […]

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#Ma3Leila: You Still Have a Chance to Write a Song with Mashrou’ Leila and Absolut

I’m definitely not the best when it comes to Arabic poetry and lyrics, but I’m liking the suggestions people have been putting forth since the launch of the #Ma3Leila campaign earlier this month. We’re at the halfway mark almost, and later today, the last piece of incomplete lyric will be posted on the Absolut Facebook page, so, you […]

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Massive New Ashekman Grendizer Mural in Ashrafieh

This 10x8m epic mural right next to the ABC Ashrafieh Mar Mitr exit, is done! Our childhood, Arabic-dubbed, Grendizer, has been recreated using beautiful, colorful arabic calligraffiti. It comes at a time when in Lebanon and this part of the world, we really do need a hero for the people. A people that suffers under […]

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A New Level of Absurdity for Censorship in Lebanon #SenselessCensorship

At March, we’re used to the impolite and juvenile way the General Security’s Censorship Bureau deals with us. The former chief, upon banning our play satirizing the bureau’s work, made it his sacred mission to go on every talk show in Lebanon and elaborate how “stupid” “childish” “uneducated” and “far from reality” our work was. […]

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To Lebanese Christians: Please Stop Being Stupid Hypocrites

As a recovering Maronite, when Christians in Lebanon behave in a stupid, naive way, it makes me exceptionally sad. After all, even if you don’t identify with a group anymore, you still hold them dear to your heart and care about the mistakes they do more than you would a group you never belonged to. The […]

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When We No Longer Feel Safe in Lebanon. #JusticeForYves

This has been an exceptionally tough topic to write about. I won’t pretend Yves was one of my best friends, he was an acquaintance. But, his cold-blooded murder shook us all. Of course, my first instinct was getting the actual story, from eye witnesses and victims of the barbaric attack, and I did. But, right […]

Charlie Hebdo Massacre from One Arab’s Point of View

artwork by @SabineDaou We’re a generation with no purpose. We don’t have world wars to fight in, we don’t have an industrial revolution to initiate and the common denominator of all the verdicts on a generation like ours, is: “obsessed with their Facebook profiles”. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth… Our generation’s duty is […]

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Why We Don’t Want Weed Legal in Lebanon (YET), Just Decriminalized (NOW)

I have been a very vocal advocate of decriminalization of marijuana in Lebanon for years. If not for my personal appreciation for the plant, for the extremely brutal, vicious, barbaric and sometimes even deadly reaction by Lebanon’s super corrupt judiciary and police force. The horror stories I hear every day from busted pot smokers and […]