Founder of the design studio Kubik in Beirut’s Mar Mikhael neighborhood, Maria Bahous explores the symbolism behind the tradition of the evil eye.
Practiced across Lebanon, we explore the roots and unique interpretations that have made the dabke more popular than ever.
Hrisseh is a rich porridge prepared in commemoration to the feast of the assumption of the Virgin Mary that is celebrated by Christians in Lebanon on 15 August.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed in a city as chaotic as Beirut, especially if you’re a first-time visitor. But if you know where to go, you’ll quickly get to grips with the captivating capital and realize how eclectic — and compelling — it really is.
Arabic calligrapher Ghaleb Hawila is not one to shy away from pushing the boundaries of his art. We explore his latest exhibition at Beirut’s SV Gallery, which is supported by the Foundation of the National Library.
Kibbeh is considered one of Lebanon’s most cherished national dishes. We take a trip across the country to discover kibbeh in all its forms.
Regarded as a meticulous practice, we explore the intricate art of Arabic calligraphy.
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.
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.
Building boats for the fishermen in Lebanon, one modest workshop in the southern city of Saida continues the ancient traditional practice.