Culture & Society

Mohamed Nazzal
The Mufti of Saudi Arabia was right on the mark when he recently said that Twitter was a source of “evil” and a “scourge” for his kingdom. Secret...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Hussein Mahdi
In an open letter to the administration, professors at the American University of Beirut (AUB) declared that they felt unfairly treated by the...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Radwan Adam
Tyrants fear roses and songs. The smell of roses incites people against the stinking smell of tyranny. Songs hydrate the spirit. They open a new...
Monday, January 26, 2015
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Ali Wajih
After sweeping the film festival circuit and winning several awards, “Omar” (2013), a Palestinian film, has finally arrived to Beirut. Opening...
Thursday, January 22, 2015
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Faten Elhajj
Consultations aimed at appointing a new president for the Center for Educational Research and Development (CERD) are being held in confidentiality...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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Rawan Ezzeddin
After an almost year-long absence, “Samandal” (which means salamander in English) released its latest issue in December 2014, putting to rest...
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
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Alaa al-Shafii
News of Egyptian movie star Faten Hamama’s death (May 27, 1931 - January 17, 2015) shocked the public as though a strand of rare pearls broke before...
Monday, January 19, 2015
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Eva Shoufi
For the refugees living in tents in Lebanon, the storm has yet to subside. The fear of death stays with them like the snow that has swept through...
Friday, January 16, 2015
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Mohamed Nazzal
Time after time, the same question arises: Why do suicide bombers choose to blow themselves up in places that ordinary people frequent? Why do they...
Thursday, January 15, 2015
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