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Locating Beirut

This part of the world is boiling. Arab spring this, Arab spring that, and everyone has an underpinning theory and outcome scenarios. Locating our strange and terrible ciTy in the middle of this murky regional state of affairs is intricate. We hold our breath with every burning tire and we summon the gods of composure to bestow upon our...

Jun 6, 2012, 8:07 AM
 
Why Lebanon will never be Egypt

I came across the summer 2011 issue of Bidoun and it opened a chapter. Rarely do I keep last year's publications, but this one was still around as obstinate as the Arab Spring. Flipping through it, the content unfolds in a series of articles, with small headers in bold print: “Egypt is not Libya, Egypt is not Tunisia, Libya is not Egypt, Egypt...

Apr 30, 2012, 11:10 PM
 
What about March in the ciTy?

Twice celebrated on women’s day, and mother’s day. Besides the commercial hype of the latter occasion, what about the woman?  4:1 ratio, competing for the scarce male counterpart; nose job; Botox dolls; confetti outfits; glittering heels; fallen; virtuous; elegant; fashionable; libertine; libérée; conservative; sexual; faithful;...

Mar 26, 2012, 11:32 PM
 

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