Category: Art

The Ancestors of our Ads

How sweet was it when those old jingles from television ads got stuck in our heads? We would sing along whenever our favorite ads came on, clap our little hands to the tune, or beam with excitement whenever Abou Fouad made an appearance. Yes, it is true that the good old days were great –

Bringing Beirut’s Streets to Life

The city known for its vibrant night life, its wondrous history, and its amazing food is now taking on a new trend. Beirut comes to life by making a name for itself as a hub of street art. The, once rare, art scene is now booming in the heart of the city and adding a

The Hakawati and the real Arabian nights

Can you imagine a time before instagram, snapchat and facebook? actually, can you imagine a time before Tv, cinema and radio? what would people do with their free time? where would they get their entertainment from?  The answer lies in the ancient art of the hakawati. a professional storyteller that would visit villages to bring

Just Like the Movies: Lebanon’s Film Industry

WITH ALL THE NEW LEBANESE MOVIES BEING SCREENED ALL OVER THE MIDDLE EAST, YOU MAY THINK THAT ONLY RECENTLY LEBANESE CINEMA HAS STARTED TO KNOW FAME. WELL, EVEN THOUGH THIS INDUSTRY HAS GONE THROUGH TREMENDOUS UPS AND DOWNS ALONG THE DECADES, IT HAS QUITE A STORY! AFTER OUR DIGGING INTO THE PAST, WE BET YOU’RE GOING

The Vintage Jewel of Mar Mikhael

We don’t know about you, but it was definitely one of our favorite past times as a child to rummage through our mom’s closet and try on her heels, her lavish pearls, and of course put on an obscene amount of lipstick, nowhere near our lips. You know all the makings of a lavish 5-year-old

Mar Mikhael Goes Vintage

In recent years it seems like vintage has become the new black. Wherever you turn, whether it’s in terms of fashion, art, or even home décor it’s the never-ending trend that everyone, regardless of your taste, adores. Well, we may have just jumped on that bandwagon. Taking a night stroll on Mar Mikhael after grabbing

Long Live the Cassette

Everyone loves to listen to music. Whether you use it to jump around and dance or as an escape mechanism to teleport you another place in time – it’s a pleasure no matter the reason. Nowadays you can instantly go online and download from an unlimited supply of music, but it wasn’t always as easy

The Beirut Art Affair

George Bernard Shaw once said, “Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.” Never has it been so true as it is in Lebanon. With all the ongoing political and social struggles we face today, art is more important than ever as a release. It is a way for us to find

New York: The Local’s Quick Guide

You know summer is coming to an end when you start desperately trying to book a vacation to avoid the realization that summer is coming to an end. In our panic to find somewhere to spend our precious days away, we literally searched the world over. But once our brains were back on track, there

Time Box: The 21st Century Time Machine

If you were like us as a kid, then you and your friends were obsessed with building a time machine. Only your time machine was made from cardboard boxes piled up together, and if you got really creative you would paint yours silver to make it look like as futuristic as possible. Yep, been there