Stories and musings about Lebanese life, and especially the quality of looking forward toward modernity and backward toward tradition, at the same time – and the results of that – told from the author's own “cross-eyed” perspective and experiences, being a Lebanese-American living in Beirut.

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NOSTALGIA / PROGRESS: Issue 3 of Rusted Radishes: Beirut Literary and Art Journal

Rusted Radishes, Beirut’s only English-language literary and art journal, is in its third circulation, having launched in early December 2014. The following is the preface as it appears in the journal. Now It Is After This autumn, I was in Berlin one week before the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Wall. Cozied up […]

Jan 3, 2015, 5:35 PM

  It happened that I looked into my journal, a place I visit randomly, (just like this blog, eh?), and I found this entry from October 19, 2012, the day that Wisam el-Hassan, a top security officer in Lebanon, was targeted in a massive bomb in Achrafieh, in Beirut, a place that is anywhere. He […]

May 29, 2013, 11:02 AM

I just watched the movie Argo. I hadn’t watched a Hollywood movie in quite some time. Partly because I don’t live in the U.S. where celebrity status and movie news is always tickling the senses – on morning radio, in grocery store lanes, TV ads, magazines lying around my mom’s hair salon. Sure, Hollywood movies […]

Mar 20, 2013, 6:13 PM


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