Entrance of the Grand Sofar Hotel, lit up for the Tom Young exhibition in 2018. (Lynn Sheikh Moussa)
The Grandness of the Grand Sofar Hotel: From Umm Kulthum to the Civil War and Beyond

The Grand Sofar Hotel once stood as one of the greatest hotels in the region. Looted and abandoned for 43 years because of the Lebanese Civil War, it now returns as a cultural space.

LAU celebrates communicative arts with Festival NEXT

The university kicked off its annual Festival Next, a celebration of arts through concerts, screenings, performances, workshops, and lectures.

Creative Space Beirut: Inside Lebanon’s only free fashion school

Lebanon seems like too sterile a landscape to launch a free fashion school. Yet Creative Space Beirut exists in it as the only free fashion school in the Middle East.

Glass fusion designs by Nada Helou, the Lebanese artist. | Supplied
Fusing art with glass: Nada Helou to hold exhibition after five-year hiatus

Glass fusion design artist Nada Helou resurfaces for an exhibition this upcoming year, introducing Lebanese themes to her previous collections for the first time in her career.

Capharnaüm: The Limits of Liberal Thought

Without showing what constitutes poverty — a socio-economic necessity within an unfair economic model — the end result is a problematic and flawed depiction.

Waynick: Simple music that comes from the heart and goes straight to it

Beirut Today interviews indie band Waynick on making easily relatable music, their debut EP and managing a band.

Less hipster, more subtle dream pop: A conversation with Postcards’ Julia Sabra

Postcards on their new dream pop album, the dualities of Beirut, and the waves in the music scene.

Day None on technology and synthesizing interesting music

Beirut Today spoke to Day None about his electronic music, his style, his future aspirations, and all around vibe.

A Boost for Cultural Development in the South: Lebanon International Arts Festival 2018

Organised every year in August for the last 4 years, the International Theatre Festival of Lebanon will be expanding its programme to include other artistic disciplines.

A look at memory and war, with the Nazra exhibition

The displayed photographs and captions at the exhibition, which is being held in Beit Beirut, offer a representation of the civil war and what remains of it through the lenses of both amateur and professional Lebanese photographers.