Celine Khairallah

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Little women: photographing tweens from Boston to Beirut

Rania Matar photographs girls aged between eight and 13, letting them choose their own clothes and poses. She talks about growing up a tomboy, selfie culture – and why she gets annoyed when anyone says the pictures are sexual<p>Dress straps slip off shoulders, painted nails splay on hips. At first …

Film Posters

Pantone: How the world authority on color became a pop culture icon

Colors are tricky. If you’ve ever brought home a can of paint that you thought was taupe in the store but your partner points out looks “kinda pink” on the wall, you know how frustrating—and unreliable—color perception can be.<p>Color systems like Japan’s TOYO Color Finder or Germany’s HKS Guide help …

Graphic Design

Dubai Design Week: Abwab

The inaugural Dubai Design Week—on this week in the ever-changing Gulf city—is proof of how important design has become in the UAE, a nation supporting and expanding its creative industries with great fervor. The ambitious event features plenty of international work from big design names, but it’s …

Design

Dubai Design Week: Interview with Cyril Zammit

There's not exactly a shortage of design weeks and festivals in the world, with more and more cities launching them to showcase local talent. Milan and Paris, London and New York—with their long backgrounds of innovative design—are obvious hotspots for those who want to see the latest from …

UX Design

Mountain Life

We don't really get the fall colors in Lebanon, because it's the heat & lack of water that make the leaves fall rather than the cold. But the …

Bringing Beirut's museum scene back to life

<b>Beirut, Lebanon -</b> "This is one of the best things that has happened to Beirut in a long time," said Sarah Trad, as she gazed at oil paintings in Beirut's newly reopened Nicolas Ibrahim Sursock Museum.<p>"It's a museum that's from Beirut for Beirutis and with Lebanese artists, so it's as local and …

Middle East

'Beirut is a city that refuses to die. I love its energy and resilience'

For film-maker Mai Masri, this crumbling city on the Med, with a tortured past, is brimming with culture that continues to inspire artists and tourists<p><b>Beirut has a mix of beauty, history and anarchy</b> <b>that can be deeply inspiring</b>. The element of the unexpected, even chaos, leaves a lot of space for …

Middle East

Mashrou' Leila's gay frontman confronts homophobia in Lebanon

Lebanese alternative rock band <b>Mashrou' Leila</b> uses their music to satirize homophobic attitudes in the Middle East, with a vocalist said to rock "a …

Middle East

'The place to see and be seen': Beirut's legendary museum rises from the ashes

In the 1960s, the Sursock Museum was the centre of Beirut’s cultural life, its salons awash with poets, playwrights and petrodollars. Then came a 15-year civil war. After a £9.7m makeover, can it become a vital destination for modern art again?<p>The Lebanese civil war, which began in 1975 and ended …

Middle East

200,000 Syrian refugee children to get free schooling in Lebanon

<b>BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct 2 (UNHCR)</b> – Tasnim, a 12-year-old refugee girl from Aleppo, Syria, is excitedly preparing to return to school.<p>"I want to become …

Middle East

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ISPs

Lebanese calligraphy artist creates murals of beloved local figures

Syrian flower seller Fares Al Khodor was a familiar sight on the streets of Beirut.<p>With his wide smile, slicked-back hair and buckets of roses, the …

Streetwear

Is Beirut the codeswitching capital of the world?

At this high-end organic farmer’s market in downtown Beirut, buyers and sellers speak a mishmash of languages, usually Arabic and English or French.<p>Just trying to pay for juice I have to switch back and forth from English to Arabic. The stand clerk starts in Arabic, “Here you go,” before switching …

Language Learning

Beirut’s funky Metro al Madina cabaret club

In the city’s cultural centre, this intimate underground venue sums up Lebanon’s diverse and indomitable artistic spirit<p>Pre-civil war (1975-1990), the Beiruti neighbourhood of Hamra was peopled with poets, academics and revolutionaries. It was considered Beirut’s cultural heart, and you were never …

Music Festivals