Author: Lara Mekkawi

Lara Mekkawi is a writer, editor, and instructor of English. With an MA in English Literature and an interest in Cosmopolitanism and World Literature, Lara studies the complicated connotations behind being a part of the world. She currently teaches English and World Literature at AUB.

Catharsis: A Call for Poetry Submission in Lebanon and the Region

When was the last time you exploded? Let all your frustration and angst out into the universe? When was the last time you experienced catharsis?

Beirut Film Society: What is the Cinematic Culture in Lebanon

A low-down on Lebanon’s cinematic culture by expert, enthusiast, and founder of Beirut Film Society Sam Lahoud.

The World through a Lens: Jamal Saidi on the Power of Photography

  Photography can be a powerful tool capable of narrating a story, distorting an image,.

Millennials in Lebanon: Stuck and Unstuck in Time

From the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, to Generation Z, society has been.

Stitching Palestine: Resistance Comes In Many Forms

Twelve patterns, twelve regions, twelve women, twelve stories. Stitching Palestine is a documentary directed by Carol Mansour.

#MeToo: The Surprising Reveal that Victims of Sexual Assault are Actually People You Know

  What started as another Twitter call for activism became a viral confession of sexual.

Review of 36 Abbas Street, Haifa: Home is Hope

On a dark stage, a foreign melody plays; its distinct nationalistic undertones sound original and.

Rasheed: The Importance of Remembering Our Martyrs

It’s a rare occasion for my dad to invite me to the movies; to go.