Nasri Atallah's blog is dedicated to the musings of a frustrated returning expat. Expect lots of criticism of incompetent traffic cops, aggressive drivers, botoxed housewives, power cuts, lack of culture, spoilt kids and so on. Also expect a healthy dose of love for this chaotic and sprawling city.

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Only Hipsters Can Save Lebanon

Whoever tells you that Lebanon knows anything about art house films and books by suicidal novelists is bullshitting you. It brings me so much pain to say this, but it’s the ugly truth. For example, no one knows anything about really obscure bands. There’s a select few of us who wish that it was not […]

Jan 14, 2014, 2:50 PM
Flickering Classrooms and Squandered Years: Lebanon Adrift.

The tiles on the floor look particularly dirty today, their neo-Levantine motif smeared with the remnants of rain and mud from a particularly gloomy fall day. The uncomfortable orange plastic of my chair is as unwelcoming as the neon glow that fills the room, and it squirms and squeaks under my considerable weight. I’m sitting at the end of...

Feb 27, 2012, 11:51 AM
On the telly again.

The run-up to last Sunday’s book launch was a lot of fun. I was lucky enough to go on MTV’s Men El Ekhir to talk a bit about the blog and the book. Here’s what happened.

Dec 8, 2011, 3:40 PM


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