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Hammana Artist House A New Lease Of Life
It is no wonder the late French poet and politician Alphonse de Lamartine was enraptured by the pristine village of Hammana during the 19th century. Situated at 1,200 meters above sea level, Hammana is in a lush valley that overlooks a dramatic mount
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Yalda Younes Seeking Stillness In The City Of Action
Her most recent dance performance, “A Universe Not Made for Us,” is a collaboration with her husband, the internationally renowned musician and composer, Khyam Allami. In addition to performances in France, Tunisia, and Jordan, the duo performed the
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Sensio Air Breathe Easy
Imagine living in a world where you didn’t have to worry about the quality of the air you breathed, a world where you could confidently walk out of your house and not have to think twice about the pollutants hijacking the air. While pollution is far
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Peace TAKES CENTER STAGE WITH Lea Baroudi
Disadvantaged, marginalized, impoverished. How does one begin to help people chained to this end of the societal spectrum? MARCH Lebanon is a local non-profit NGO whose mission is to promote social cohesion and personal freedoms through arts and cult
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Beirut Dweller encounters Of A Young German Ajnabe
Gradually, an image of Lebanon developed in my mind. It somehow kept on building up within me, while I was living and studying in Berlin, Germany. For example, I accidentally discovered Fairouz’ Shayef al bahar shoo kbir while searching for an entire
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An Apple a Day
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, so we have all often been told. Vitamin C boosts the immune system, phenols reduce cholesterol. Twenty-two grams of complex carbohydrates. No fat, sodium, or tooth decay. Most importantly, an apple a day is the p
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Nooreed a Startup Improving Lebanon’s Education Landscape Through Free Student Orientation
Despite Lebanon’s status as a hub for quality education and academic establishments in the region, the country still lacks proper career orientation that takes into account market need and individual attributes to help students make sound decisions a
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Gabriela Tafur Náder Colombia’s Beauty Queen With Lebanese Origins
Tafur Náder was born in 1995, in Cali, Colombia. The recently crowned queen has been modeling since a young age and playing the violin since age four. Her maternal grandfather, whose surname is Nader, was born in Chartoun, Lebanon, and immigrated to
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A Spiritual Third Space In Beirut
Bilal I left San Francisco for Beirut and found a common spiritual HOME in both. There is a small, but growing, number of Islamic “third spaces” developing internationally. A third space is what Hiba Khodr, the founder of Al Makan, would call a “plac
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THE SECRET OF ETERNAL YOUTH Nora Sabbagh
For many of us, old age appears like a blip on the horizon, an inevitable part of the human condition that always seems further than it actually is. Yet when we are reminded of its eventual toll, a constellation of anxieties cluster together. Fears a
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Hind Hobeika INSTABEAT, SMART GOGGLES FOR SWIMMERS
Ten years of hard work and commitment did not do Hind Hobeika wrong. Over those years, she accepted the mistakes she made, pulled out the lessons she learned and worked harder on fulfilling her dream: Instabeat. When she first pitched her idea of cre
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GABRIEL YARED, OSCAR-WINNING COMPOSER’S PATH TO Greatness
Gabriel Yared’s ecstatically rich scores have provided the backdrop for some of our time’s most celebrated films. HOME interviewed him during a visit to Lebanon and discovered that the Oscar winner’s inspiring story is worthy of its own movie. The vo
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For The Love Of Woodworking Thomas Trad
Thirty-year-old Thomas Trad is a leading voice in this exciting scene. Trained at Central Saint Martins (CSM) in London, he has worked with the distinguished studios Fredrikson Stallard and Michael Anastassiades. Since his return to Beirut in 2016, f
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Arts And Renaissance School art As A Family Affair
Lebanon offers a plethora of art schools but very few specialize in the art of teaching the fundamentals of technique, one that meticulously guides students to develop and progress their craft. One of those schools is Arts and Renaissance — a respect
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The Bottom Line With Elias Alouf
GENERAL MANAGER Despite a looming economic crisis, BSL BANK’s General Manager Elias Alouf is confident that Lebanon’s banking sector will weather the storm and continue to improve financial services for customers. “I don’t think Lebanon is overbanked
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Sofar Sounds Beirut, A Secretive Music Experience
In celebration of Sofar’s 10th anniversary, they held a show at Feel22’s building rooftop in Jisr el-Wati on May 12. The 22nd show overlooked Beirut by night while three artists played away. Sofar’s romantic music slowly transitioned to GURUMIRAN’s (
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Roadie Tuner Music Meets Technology
The Roadie range of products has received glowing reviews from luminaries of the rock scene, garnering praise from guitarists such as Spike Edney from Queen, Vinney Moore (UFO), Chet Roberts from Three Doors Down, and Mark Farner from Grand Funk Rail
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23 Years Of Touching Hearts And Minds Najla Hamati Of Collège Louise Wegmann
Collège Louise Wegmann teacher Najla Nasser Hamati is Lebanon’s answer to Robin Williams’ much celebrated character in Dead Poets Society: inspiring, unconventional, and lovable. She approaches teaching with love and her students with the type of res
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Libanpost A Visionary In Social Responsibility
For 21 years, LibanPost has been committed to innovating the postal service in Lebanon while exceeding the needs and expectations of its users. Indeed, LibanPost confronted Lebanon’s many regional challenges and economic setbacks head on, making it s
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Preserving and Promoting National Heritage for Art Lovers
Cultural heritage is one of Lebanon’s most abundant resources. The identity of future generations depends on the preservation of a collective past. It was with this noble pursuit in mind that the Lebanese Foundation for the National Library collabora
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Building A Sense Of Belonging
Although I lived in London for 16 years and in the United States for two, Lebanon remained HOME because of the strong sense of belonging nurtured at my grandfather’s house in the Chouf. This house gathered the family under its vaulted ceilings in the
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Volunteer Managers An Important Investment Rather Than An Unaffordable Expense
Informal volunteering has been part of Lebanese culture for a long time. People spontaneously help relatives, friends, and neighbors in need without expecting any financial return. It is one of the meanings of wajbat, or social obligations. In the pa
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The Perils And Promises Of Media Yamid Amat
Over his illustrious career, Yamid Amat has democratized and universalized information through several mediums, mostly notably serving as director of Caracol Radio and Caracol Televisión. Amat, the Colombian-based director and founder of El Tiempo ne
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Dar al Mussawir WHAT’S IN AN IMAGE?
Transmit a memory. Transform a moment. Capture some part of reality. These elements are the essence of photography, but how is an image projected and received by an audience? And what can we understand from these snapshots? Beirut-based Dar al Mussaw
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Man Of Many Hats chef Hussein Hadid
Chef Hussein Hadid, winner of the Prix du Chef de l'Avenir by l'Académie Internationale de la Gastronomie, is a Lebanese chef most known for his passion for flavors and innovation. The love for food came early in Hadid’s life. “I was very skinny and
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Heartbeat Doctors Moonlighting As Musicians To Save Lives
One in a hundred babies is born with a heart defect. That amounts to 600 cases per year in Lebanon. Most of these children can be saved. An outstanding 95 percent can go on to lead normal lives, if they receive proper treatment, and if they can pay f
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The Road Of The Lebanese Immigrant Walter Muller Moujir
South America is an established hotspot for the Lebanese diaspora; Argentina alone boasts 1.5 million of them. Immigration to the country began in the 19th century and has continued, fostering a bona fide bond between the Middle Eastern country and i
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The Lebanese Movie Awards, Believing In The Magic Of Local Cinema
The who’s who of the Lebanese movie scene graced the Casino du Liban in their most dazzling soirée attire for a yearly celebration of cinema. Starlets robed in designer gowns and men donning tuxedos posed for the cameras, while others interacted with
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À Table In Beirut With 3-star Michelin
“Winning was like being shot out to a whole other galaxy,” says Christophe Bacquié. Since receiving his third Michelin star, Bacquié joined the elite force of the culinary world. Ranked among the top 30 chefs worldwide, he runs an eponymous restauran
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Agonist Coffee Shop, COFFEE WITH HEART
Agonist coffee shop is the first establishment in the MENA region to hire employees with special needs. The man behind the concept is Dr. Wissam El Hage, a physical therapist by trade. “I have worked with people with special needs or ‘iron will’ and
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