This is a story of the time I fell for what the Nigerian-American author Teju Cole once dubbed as the White Savior Industrial Complex.  Now I am not white, but the rest did apply to me. Right after graduating with my Master’s degree from the UK in 2013, I felt an overpowering voraciousness for change fueled by an unprecedented infallible sense of freedom […]

For 21 years now I have been a fan of a football club or rather more accurately, more than a club (més que un club), FC Barcelona. I watched the players week in week out while growing up as an aspiring professional footballer. That went down the drain. Today I am what ad agencies refer […]

After ranking in 88th place (out of a possible 94) tied with Sri Lanka, Kosovo and Sudan in Henley and Partners’ global ranking index for 2013,        which ranks countries based on their citizens’ freedom of travel, Lebanese citizens thought it can’t go much downhill from there…or can it?z According to Global Firepower (GFP), which […]

رحل وديع الصافي، رحل صوت الأرز وصدى الوديان العميقة. رحل ما تبقى من جمال لبنان، من في صوته رائحة القرى وعذوبة المياه في جبالنا وذاك البيت الصامد في وجه الرياح. إن لم يكن لبنان جميلاً فوديع الصافي جعله جميلا، خلد جمال الماضي في روعة أغانيه، مستحضراً لنا جمال القرية في بيوت العتابا، ومحيياً  نفس الأجداد […]

عزيزتي مريم البسام, احترامنا وتقديرنا اتاريخك الاعلامي وبلاغتك والوافرة. ولكن هل البلاغة وفن الخطابة مطلوبتان في مقدمة النشرة الأخبارية. لعل الكثير يعجب بالمقدمة الأخبارية لتلفزيون الجديد, فانها بليغة زمنمفة الكلام, تهاجم تارة وتهاود تارة أخرى. ما علمناه عن نشرات الاخبار هو انها تتناول المواضيع السياسية والامنية والاقتصادية في البلاد دون ابداء الاراء الشخصية او تعليل […]

A powerful, inspiring, and heart touching story. This segment from the ESPN show E:60 is nothing less than a fascinating, life changing tale. Heath White, a military man, marathon runner, and all-around success story, was suddenly faced with a choice. During his wife’s second pregnancy, Heath discovered that his new daughter would be born less than perfect, […]

Vladimir Putin has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Words seem to disappear when trying to describe the news. It is appalling and disgusting to say the least, not to mention offensive. It represents a huge blow for anyone and everyone who has hope in humanity. Not only was Putin not held accountable for […]