Redefining Drag: The Political, Fierce, and Daring Arab Perspective

Rather than imitating the West, the Arab community has turned drag into its own.

Lebanese musician and singer Marcel Khalife opening the 2019 Baalbeck International Festival. (EPA)
The Politics Behind Marcel Khalife Skipping The National Anthem And The Public’s Reaction

In response to his critics, Marcel Khalife released a statement protesting the situation the country is in because of the current political leadership.

Mashrou' Leila poster for the Byblos International Festival.
People Are Threatening Mashrou’ Leila with Bullets Before Their Concert At the Byblos International Festival

They’re also calling for the cancellation of Mashrou’ Leila’s concert for a song that “insults religion” but was released four years ago.

Disused train and car against a Beirut map backdrop (By Cynthia Nahhas)
Toot Toot A’ Beirut: The Past and Present of Lebanese Public Transportation

If our public transportation systems were regularly updated and maintained, residents might begin to use them by want rather than need.

This Inspirational Space Is Making Music Accessible In Beirut

From gigs for seniors in Lebanon to lessons for talented kids who can’t afford them,.

La Mer Patrie (Sandra Abdelbaki)
Intimacy and War in Palestine: La Mer Patrie invites you to examine two extremes

Fouad Elkoury and Jeremy Peacock translate their long-present, feverish interest in photographing war into an exhibition.

Quickfire Questions With Lewis OfMan and Melina Leblanc

Before their Beirut Jam Sessions performance, French electronic musicians Lewis OfMan and Milena Leblanc spilled.

Toxic Masculinity’s Take on Online Gaming

Online multiplayer games that need teamwork, voice chats, and other forms of interaction between players have made way for a toxic atmosphere of harassment and misogyny.

The work of Marlene Juliane, an illustrator based in Germany, often redefines femininity using nudity and body hair.
The Artists of Instagram on the Real Women of the World

It’s high time that hegemonic “feminine” standards are ousted by the realities of what it means to be a woman. Marlene Juliane’s art does that.

Here’s What Beirut Jam Sessions Is Like After Seven Years of Music, Filming, and Business

We sat down with the co-founders of Beirut Jam Sessions for their seventh year anniversary.