Rebecca Whiting

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The appointment a few months previously of a new director general for the Railway and Public Transportation Authority, Ziad Nasr, raised more than a...
Sunday, May 12, 2013
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Because Lebanese history remains a deeply contentious subject, with no unified national version, even in school curricula, private memory can...
Friday, April 26, 2013
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Beirut’s Souk al-Ahad, the Sunday Market, has for 20 years been a treasure trove of all imaginable bric-a-brac and second-hand everything, from...
Monday, April 15, 2013
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In 1971, a radical Japanese left-wing group believing in the need for armed resistance formed in Lebanon, in support of the Palestinian cause and...
Saturday, March 16, 2013
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Over the past few weeks, the Nepali authorities have rescued six women from Jordan who were working in a factory under inhumane conditions. On...
Sunday, March 10, 2013
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“People today are being transformed into animals. They are filled with fear and anxiety. I am searching for the reasons behind this metamorphosis.”
Thursday, February 28, 2013
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In a gaping white gallery, black and white prints of patterns are evenly spaced along the walls: studies of the wrought-ironwork that typify the...
Monday, February 4, 2013
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“Blowback” is a work of performance art in which a full-scale replica of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, has a passenger jet...
Monday, January 28, 2013
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When governments wield their power to violate the basic tenets of human rights, communities are at times left bereft of the capacity to challenge...
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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The Lebanese civil war is a topic that has been addressed ad nauseam in the domestic cultural world. More recent years have seen artists move away...
Saturday, January 19, 2013
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