June 2, 2008 |
In interviews surrounding the release of Beirut's excellent French pop-inspired sophomore effort, "The Flying Club Cup," the band's frontman-mastermind, Zach Condon, revealed that for inspiration during the recording process, he constantly referred to a weathered, sepia-toned image of Parisians sailing hot air balloons next to the Eiffel Tower.
January 16, 2011 |
There are more than 7,000 miles between Los Angeles and Beirut but when it comes to beauty, distance is meaningless. In a sophisticated world of technology and travel, beauty trends in one international style capital can influence those in others around the globe. Here's what experts predict will be on-trend in five stylish cities this year, along with tips on how to adopt the looks here at home. Beirut Originally from Beirut, hairstylist Ouidad has seen the women of her country battle their naturally wavy hair.
July 22, 2006 |
The old stone house has an empty feel to it. Wassim and Rima Khader are alone there. Although their children are no longer small, they have sent them to the safety of the mountains. But they decided to stay behind, waiting for what will happen next. They pass their days, as so many Lebanese do, listening for any snippet of information that can provide some insight into what the future holds. They ponder these questions constantly: Will the Israelis enter the city as they did in 1982?
February 17, 2010
"Palestine," from which this is excerpted, is a memoir in monologue by writer and actress Najla Said , daughter of the late Palestinian American scholar Edward Said. Produced by Twilight Theatre Company in association with New York Theatre Workshop, it opens Wednesday at the 4th Street Theatre in New York and runs through March 21. Tuesday, July 11, 2006: I am in Beirut. My friend Alex calls and asks if I want to spend the day at the beach in Tyre with him and some other friends.
November 21, 2007 |
While the eyes of the world are focused on the fading prospects of ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the upcoming meeting in Annapolis, Md., an electoral deadlock in Lebanon grinds inexorably to a climax, threatening to upset an 18-year factional truce and ignite a new civil war that will add one more explosive ingredient to Middle East instability. Lebanon's problems are not new.
November 19, 1991 |
In 15 years of fratricidal civil conflict, the mixed community of Ain Mreisse toughed it out, sharing food and danger, surviving. That was war, the neighbors say--but is this peace? Lebanese resilience was fabled during the fighting in Beirut. Foreign armies and ethnic militias brought the city to its knees time and again, but the noncombatants hung on, long after commerce became impossible, schools closed and utilities were gone.
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March 5, 2006 |
Nicolas Majdalani says he has two birthdays. Although he entered this world on July 18, 1935, Majdalani prefers to celebrate another date: July 11, 1958. That was the day he began work on his first religious icon. That was the day, he said, life truly began. Ask him what he's painted lately, and he'll wince. Majdalani doesn't "paint" icons. "No," he said. "I write the icon." Iconographers compare their work to the writings of the apostles.
May 19, 2011 |
For many filmmakers, the moment of inspiration can be difficult to pin down. Lebanese writer-director Nadine Labaki, however, has exceptional reasons for remembering exactly when the idea for "Where Do We Go Now?" came to her. "It was the 7th of May, 2008. Interreligious conflict had led to clashes on the streets in Beirut," says Labaki, jet black hair and outfit set off by silver jewelry. "It was a completely absurd situation, people who'd grown up side by side, who'd shared meals, became enemies and killed each other because of religious differences.
July 31, 1989 |
Pro-Iranian Shiite Muslim extremists said they hanged Marine Lt. Col. William R. Higgins today in retaliation for the Israeli abduction of a Hezbollah spiritual leader, and the group holding another American hostage threatened to kill him. The Organization of the Oppressed on Earth, an offshoot of the pro-Iranian Hezbollah or Party of God, released a videotape of a man who appeared to be Higgins hanging from a gallows and said they had killed him today.