Moments after Melhem Khalaf was elected as the independent head of the Beirut Bar Association for lawyers in November. (Ahmad Azakir/Annahar)
Elected during the uprising, Khalaf pledges to work for all

“I am the head of this association for the entire country, all lawyers and all people.”

Protesters gather outside the port of Tripoli on Thursday, January 2. (NNA) Ports article
Day 78: Ports, public utilities and banks

Protesters in Lebanon rung in the new year by pressuring different public institutions they see as corrupt and inefficient.

Aerial view of a part of the human chain formed by protesters in Lebanon on October 27. (Omar El Imadi)
From Tripoli to Tyre: Protesters in Lebanon form first ever nationwide human chain

More than 170,000 people held hands to cover a 171-kilometer distance along Lebanon’s coastal roads, from Tripoli in the North to Tyre in the South.

Beirut Pride suspends opening night until further notice

Statements from both the queer community in Lebanon and religious authorities called for its boycott, but for vastly different reasons.

Egyptian rock band Massar Egbari. (Courtesy of Massar Egbari)
On Egyptian Rock N’ Activism: We talked to Massar Egbari at their Beirut concert

Five Egyptian musicians walk into Bayt Em Nazih and set the crowd on fire with their unique blend of rock and social activism.

Beirut’s historic landmarks between resilience and destruction: the case of Vendome Stairs

In recent years, several civil society groups have fought to protect what little is left of public spaces in Beirut.

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

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

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.

Workers clean the Zouk Mosbeh beach in 2018. (AFP | Joseph Eid)
Happy Earth Day, try to do the bare minimum to save our planet

The secret services of the world probably never had to hide evidence of extraterrestrial life.

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.