New music from Beirut’s Firas Abu Fakhr and Hamed Sinno

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By Lara Nasser in New Music on Wednesday 2 May 2012

I knew Firas Abu Fakhr and Hamed Sinno from grade school: the cool musician kids from my big brother’s grade. A few years later, they and five other musicians joined forces in what I believe to be the strongest indie band Beirut has ever seen. Their sound is nostalgic and sublime, with witty Arabic lyrics, […]

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Tawlet: a new restaurant in Beirut

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By Lara Nasser in Cool Travel on Wednesday 2 May 2012

Souk el Tayeb, Beirut’s renowned fresh food market, has opened up a restaurant. Cleverly named Tawlet (Arabic for Tables), it’s a great place for lovers of spontaneity as monthly guest chefs switch up the menu with new dishes from their respective hometowns each day. Situated in Mar Mekhayel, a stylish industrial town known to attract […]

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La Blogotheque

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By Jacob Stack in Cool Websites on Thursday 24 November 2011

This is one of my favourite websites. It’s French, so it can be tricky to find your way about, but it is totally worth it once you do. Your favourite bands, as you’ve never or rarely seen them, as well as what will be your new favourites. Beautifully captured by French film maker Vincent Moon, […]

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Funny teaser trailer for new ISpicePhotos app

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By Zolton in Video on Monday 14 March 2011

A Beirut-based design trio have created an awesome spoof video about an iPad app they’re releasing soon. The app, ISpicePhotos, will create a new experience around Facebook photos, while the teaser trailer parodies the ‘deep voice’ narration of feature film trailers. We like.

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The Dark Was The Night compilation

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By Francis Andrews in New Music on Saturday 24 January 2009

The crew at 4AD, watching over perhaps the hottest artist roster of any independent label in the world, have put their collective minds together and come up with an album that holds every potential of being the finest release of the year. The formula is simple: you grab a batch of the hottest bands and […]

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Gregory Buchakjian

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By Zolton in New Photography on Friday 14 November 2008

There’s a deep complexity about the photographs of Beirut-based Gregory Buchakjian. The colours are ambitious and he invariably captures those moments of quiet reflection where, despite the motion of his subjects, you get a sense that there are layers upon layers of storyline sitting just beneath the glowing veneer. Earlier this year he presented his first solo exhibition of photographs as part of an exhibition called Nighthawks.

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