Rebecca Whiting

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Sitting on the crowded bus watching the driver avidly type away on his smartphone, possibly glancing at the road once every ten seconds, the...
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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The situation of migrant domestic workers in Lebanon, structured by a lack of protective labor laws and a culture of racial inequality, marks a huge...
Sunday, January 6, 2013
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December 18 was the opening night of Geek Express in Bachoura, Beirut; a wonderland of electronic marvels. Within its bare stone walls and exposed...
Friday, December 28, 2012
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Brazilian master architect Oscar Niemeyer passed away 5 December 2012 only days before his 105th birthday. His modernist works are now pieces of...
Sunday, December 16, 2012
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Since it was built in 1874, the Hotel Palmyra has never been closed, not for one day.
Monday, December 10, 2012
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Six months ago, a peek over the wall of a grandiose 1930s abandoned villa in the Beirut neighborhood of Zoqaq al-Blat would have revealed a garden...
Friday, December 7, 2012
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Standing before the photographs of French artist Emeric Lhuisset, portraying fighters in majestic poses, the fallen silently mourned, the air thick...
Saturday, November 24, 2012
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The shadowy figures of Samir Kansoe’s paintings fill the gallery with movement. He holds forms in the point before abstraction, arresting them in...
Monday, November 19, 2012
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“I don’t differentiate between optimism and pessimism and am quite at a loss as to which of the two characterizes me. When I awake each morning I...
Thursday, November 8, 2012
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Last Friday night boasted to be Uruguay Street’s one year anniversary; the bestowal of a first birthday that suggested the downtown Beirut street had...
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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