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

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

Protesters gathered in Downtown Beirut following interrogations by the cybercrime bureau of at least six activists for comments they made via social media in July.
Suzan is gone, but the bureau’s violations persist

The violations against the freedom of expression aren’t coincidental. They warn of a political decision to contain any critical voice—even if its platform is social media—using intimidation tactics.

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.

Children Undefined: Government shortcomings threaten orphanage in Lebanon

With 175 children to support, the Arab Orphan Home Association orphanage tries to compensate for the government’s shortcomings in supporting the economically marginalised.

Illustration by Christina Atik showing three women holding megaphones. The first woman, with medium-length black hair and a crop top is saying "All the catastrophes are patriarchal." The second woman, with short hair and a loose white shirt continues "And feminism." The third woman, with a white hijab, adds "Is the solution."
On they march: Hundreds protest for women’s rights in Lebanon

Women in Lebanon are angry, and rightfully so. Nationality, criminal, personal status, and labour laws.

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.

The newly-formed Lebanese Cabinet pose with President Michel Aoun.
The new Lebanese Cabinet and the economic reforms we should worry about

Lebanon’s new Cabinet was recently formed, but does that mean enough reform to bring sensible economic policy and quality services?

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.