Art, History & Culture
Reading Time: 3 minutes In search of a good book to read? Culture enthusiast and blogger Nadine Chemali browses the shelves of libraries in Beirut that are open to the public.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Music has always played an integral role in Lebanese culture and the oud is one of the nation’s most beloved instruments, as we discover with celebrated oud maker Fadi Matta.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Building boats for the fishermen in Lebanon, one modest workshop in the southern city of Saida continues the ancient traditional practice.
Reading Time: 3 minutes In Baalbeck, a unique embroidery technique known as taree remains a secret within the community.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Craftsman Naffah Naffah single-handedly continues the ancient family tradition of bell making in Beit Chabeb.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Coming from a long line of sculptors and artists, Anachar Basbous had big shoes to fill when he decided to pursue the same career path. We took a seat with the artist to learn more about his discipline and what inspires him.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Celebrating the ancient Japanese art form, the Phoenicia Beirut Hotel is hosting an exhibition of origami in partnership with the Japanese Embassy and Ms. Matahiro Yamaguchi, the wife of the Japanese ambassador.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The YAD collection is an assortment of traditional Lebanese handicrafts that were developed with the aim of supporting a number of local artisans across Lebanon.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Looking at images of Lebanon from the early 20th century reminds us how drastically the landscape has changed over a relatively short period of time.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The old stairs of Mar Mikhael and Jeitawi have seen the city transform around them. They hold memories of the city’s past; but as Beirut becomes more urbanized, like the old communities that surround them, they face an uncertain future.