Civil War photographer tells the stories your history books don’t acknowledge

The Smurfs dissociating from their ongoing battles, over cigarettes and talks. Photo taken by George Azar

“They were called the Smurfs, and we were all around the same age. Some were even younger than 20,” said renowned war photographer George Azar, recalling his coverage of the Lebanese Civil War that waged between 1975 and…

Neighborhood Novellas

The “forbidden” taste of Palestine

“The taste reminds them of Palestine. That’s why people love our ice cream,” said Khamis Ghafour, better known…

Diaspora Voices

A Twist of Shawarma in Mexico: One Taco de pastor, Please!

Mexican food produced outside Mexico differs exponentially  from what is actually consumed in Mexico. This is mainly due…