Lebanon

Interviews

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.
Rich Hobson
2.19.18
Photos

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.
Elyssa Goodman
1.31.18
Interviews

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
Peter Holslin
12.11.17
Photos

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.
Andrew Nunes
6.12.17
immigrants

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.
Dave Simpson
4.3.17
Art

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.
Andrew Nunes
1.17.17
Stuff

My Search for the Islamist Terrorists Who Kidnapped My Dad

Months before I was born, my father was kidnapped at gunpoint in Beirut.
Sulome Anderson
9.28.16
wine

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
7.16.16
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
London

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.
Nell Frizzell
6.8.16
Paris

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?
Sarah Koskievic
5.17.16
0106