Jabal Cheikh El-Jabal, the lead character from Ramadan's popular Al Hayba series. (IMDb)
Al Hayba and other Ramadan 2019 dramas: Who are our heroes?

Ramadan series tend to reinforce the gender stereotypes and real-life situations that would usually make our skin crawl.

Jowan Safadi: The Trials and Tribulations of Being An Arab Artist

In Jowan Safadi, radical art meets radical politics. The Palestinian musician makes provocative and accessible political music that’s much lacking in the Arab world.

Camp Claude interviewed by Beirut Today
Quickfire Questions: Camp Claude talks music, movies, and Beirut

France-based Camp Claude’s Diane Sagnier talks about Beirut and her electropop music in a round.

The entrance to Beit Beirut, where the exhibition accompanying the launch of the timeline of the women's movement in Lebanon is on display until Saturday evening. (Laudy Issa)
You can now see the entire history of the women’s movement in Lebanon

For over a hundred years, women have willingly put up with the ridicule, the belittling, and the pushback from the public to advocate for women’s rights in Lebanon. And they had previously been forgotten.

Posters from the Thief of Baghdad exhibition. (Sandra Abdelbaki)
Thief of Baghdad: The meanings behind Western posters of Arab cinema

As you stare at the details of these posters, an orientalist narrative of submissive Arab women and violent Arab men stares right back at you.

Undressing the Lebanese Fashion Design Industry: Education, Support, And Misconceptions

Fashion designers in Lebanon are struggling without educational options, no financial support, and community misconceptions. Here are their options.

Fire shrouds the Notre-Dame Cathedral in France. (Telegraph
The Century of Loss: What the Burning of Notre-Dame Confirms

The threats to our cultural heritage are now greater than ever.

The Smurfs dissociating from their ongoing battles, over cigarettes and talks. Photo taken by George Azar
Civil War photographer tells the stories your history books don’t acknowledge

History blackout: A quick look around George Azar’s office unravels years of untold humanist stories from the war and a history living through the lens of the photographer.

Post-rock band Ilvy –Paul Toubia, Anthony Hakim, Joe Kareh, Gabriel Sarkissian. (Tony Elieh)
Meet local post-rock band Ilvy and their stuffed monkey mascot

Ilvy grip and hook their listeners with a consistently surprising “wall of sound” that ranges from heavy instrumentals to light ambient sounds.

Picture showing paintings, sculptures, and pottery at the Nabu Museum. (Laudy Issa)
Nabu Museum offers both stunning artefacts and breathtaking scenery

Whether you’re heading to Nabu for the wonderful collection of art or for the seaside scenery, the visit is well-worth the drive to Lebanon’s newest museum.