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Polish Up Your Act

Hamra was thronging with early drinkers and late-night shoppers on a humid evening in June. Beirut’s quirkiest district, beloved of …

A Tale of Two Poets

Multiculturalism has lately taken a bit of a thrashing from the political and intellectual elite in the West. It used …

A Quiet Town

Glancing over the headlines about Yemen today, one might be forgiven for thinking the country is an amalgamation of ‘Al-Qaeda,’ …

Ring the Changes

Wedding bells are ringing out for change in Lebanon. On November 10, 2012, Kholoud Succariyeh and Nidal Darwish became the …

Chipping Away at the Copts

A large, rolled-up Arabic rug lies hazardously across the front entrance of St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox church in Kensington, London. …