Beirut

Art

Studio Ghibli Is Getting Its Own TV Show: Last Week In Art

Also, modern-day tomb raiders found two secret rooms inside the Great Pyramid at Giza.
Nathaniel Ainley
10.17.16
deep dive

How the Private Party Scene is Democratizing the Dancefloor in Beirut

The nightlife scene has also become a powerful lobby of liberal, tolerant, young Lebanese born after the country's devastating civil war.
Gino Raidy
6.28.16
Features

How the Syrian War Has Changed the Face of Beirut’s Club Scene

Lebanon embraces more casual nightlife as a proxy war and travel ban impacts the bottom line of the country's ultra-luxious clubs.
Stephanie d'Arc Taylor
6.17.16
Stuff

This Palestinian Artist Embroiders Images of Syrian Gore and Violence

Majd Abdel Hamid's hand-stitched images of Syrians killed in the conflict are somehow more horrifying and real because they are abstract.
Amira Asad
1.10.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

​Some Sneaky Graffiti Artists Managed to Get the Words 'Homeland Is Racist' On to This Week’s Episode

Also "Homeland is watermelon".
Joe Goodman
10.15.15
News

My Dad's Long, Frustrating Battle with the US Government to Learn About His Own Kidnapping

My dad was a journalist when he was kidnapped by Islamic militants in Beirut in 1985, three months before I was born. But it's American laws that have made figuring out what happened a nightmare.
Sulome Anderson
6.6.15
Ink Spots

'The Outpost' Is Trying to Bring Liberal Change to the Middle East

The magazine was founded in the wake of the Arab Spring, and its one of many initiatives trying to keep the movement's ideals alive.
Alberto Mucci
6.4.15
Film

Filmmaker Reimagines His Youth in Beirut Through a Surreal Animated Short Film

"Waves '98" is the first time a Lebanese film has been selected to compete in the Cannes Film Festival's Official Selection since 1991.
Emerson Rosenthal
5.5.15
Music

Civil War Killed Lebanon's Vinyl Culture

Meaning, if you're a crate digger, you've got to fight for what's left.
Martin Armstrong
10.24.14
Travel

An Engineering Student Turned Meth Cook in Lebanon

First it was an art, then it was a business, and quickly it spiralled out of control.
Atticus Hoffman
9.11.14
News

A Choice Between Warlords: Lebanon Can’t Elect a New President

Two dominant political coalitions are bitterly divided as to who should become Lebanon's new president.
Martin Armstrong
5.8.14
Music

The Band Forging Unity in Syria with Music

They call themselves Khebez Dawle, or 'My Country’s Bread'.
Mat Nashed
4.23.14
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