Category SOCIETY

What More Do We Need?

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 […]

وداعاً وديع

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 […]

مقدمة الاخبار البسامية

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 Father’s Letter to his Daughter: Perfect

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, […]

Why Not?

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 […]

What Does the Fox Say?

Brace yourselves. The latest viral music hit has arrived. It’s called “The Fox,” an infuriatingly infectious song by Ylvis, a pair of Norwegian variety show brothers. The video is intended to promote the upcoming Sept. 10 premiere of their talk show, though it’s safe to say “The Fox” has already extended far beyond the show’s normal […]

Soccer is Gay, Football is Homophobic

On May 29th, 2013 Robbie Rogers became one of the first openly gay male to compete in a major US professional team sport. The Los Angeles Galaxy, a Major League Soccer (as referred to the game in the US) team, midfielder was greeted by cheers from a crowd of 25,000 in Carson, California. The American […]