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.

Tamara Zein held a four hour plank to break a world record

The Lebanese female athlete broke the world record –not once, but twice.

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.

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.

Render showing the Beirut River project site.
Student project can transform Beirut River into a public park

Students want to transform Beirut River into a shared, open space. At the heart of it all? A functional, translucent tube and a green tower.

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.

Waste incinerators are not the solution to the Lebanese trash crisis

The lack of a proper waste management framework and monitoring process leaves room for the illegitimate private gain of authorities in charge of costly waste incinerator projects.

Academia For the Elite: Can We Really Afford Education?

The crisis is two-fold.