Kaoteon Want to Smash "Middle Eastern Metal" Stereotypes
Stream the Lebanese black metallers (who feature members of Obscura and Marduk)'s new album, 'Damnatio Memoriae,' and read about their typical, atypical metal journey.
Inside the Private Spaces Women Can Call Their Own
Rania Matar's photos of teen girls in their bedrooms celebrate similarities between America and the Middle East.
Ma3azef Brings the Arab World's New Music to the Whole Planet
We speak to Maan Abu Taleb about the challenges of running the world's premier Arabic-language online music magazine
Sun-Kissed Film Photos Show Youth Blooming in Beirut
Gogy Esparza and Jey Perie show the universality and complexity of youth culture through objective portrayals of Lebanese youth.
Nation of Immigrants: How a Lebanese Restaurant Chain Was Born in Kansas
Alex Harb, the owner of Meddys in Wichita, has his eyes set on rolling out fast-casual Lebanese cuisine across the nation.
GIFs Capture Syria's Neighbors Surviving the Civil War
The Red Cross designed an interactive webpage filled with cinemagraphs to look in-depth at the residents of Tripoli called Syria Street.
My Search for the Islamist Terrorists Who Kidnapped My Dad
Months before I was born, my father was kidnapped at gunpoint in Beirut.
Making Wine, Not War, in Lebanon
"We bring grape samples by taxi from Syria to decide when to harvest there," says Karim Saadé, a winemaker based in Lebanon who sources grapes from across the border. "We’ve adapted to the situation."
Amy E. Robertson
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.
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
Grilling Quail with a Forensic-Psychologist-Turned-Chef
At Morito, the new East London outpost of famed Exmouth Market tapas restaurant Moro, head chef (and former forensic psychologist) Marianna Leivaditaki grills quail over charcoal before dressing with pomegranate molasses and Lebanese pistachios.
Paris's Falafel Rivalry Is a Full-Blown Food War
A ruthless battle is being fought in plain sight: Who, between L’As du Fallafel or Mi-Va-Mi, is the best dealer of chickpea patties in Paris—or should we say, the world?