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Dar al Mussawir WHAT’S IN AN IMAGE?
Transmit a memory. Transform a moment. Capture some part of reality. These elements are the essence of photography, but how is an image projected and received by an audience? And what can we understand from these snapshots? Beirut-based Dar al Mussaw
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Building A Sense Of Belonging
Although I lived in London for 16 years and in the United States for two, Lebanon remained HOME because of the strong sense of belonging nurtured at my grandfather’s house in the Chouf. This house gathered the family under its vaulted ceilings in the
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Volunteer Managers An Important Investment Rather Than An Unaffordable Expense
Informal volunteering has been part of Lebanese culture for a long time. People spontaneously help relatives, friends, and neighbors in need without expecting any financial return. It is one of the meanings of wajbat, or social obligations. In the pa
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The Perils And Promises Of Media Yamid Amat
Over his illustrious career, Yamid Amat has democratized and universalized information through several mediums, mostly notably serving as director of Caracol Radio and Caracol Televisión. Amat, the Colombian-based director and founder of El Tiempo ne
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The Lebanese Movie Awards, Believing In The Magic Of Local Cinema
The who’s who of the Lebanese movie scene graced the Casino du Liban in their most dazzling soirée attire for a yearly celebration of cinema. Starlets robed in designer gowns and men donning tuxedos posed for the cameras, while others interacted with
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Man Of Many Hats chef Hussein Hadid
Chef Hussein Hadid, winner of the Prix du Chef de l'Avenir by l'Académie Internationale de la Gastronomie, is a Lebanese chef most known for his passion for flavors and innovation. The love for food came early in Hadid’s life. “I was very skinny and
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Heartbeat Doctors Moonlighting As Musicians To Save Lives
One in a hundred babies is born with a heart defect. That amounts to 600 cases per year in Lebanon. Most of these children can be saved. An outstanding 95 percent can go on to lead normal lives, if they receive proper treatment, and if they can pay f
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The Road Of The Lebanese Immigrant Walter Muller Moujir
South America is an established hotspot for the Lebanese diaspora; Argentina alone boasts 1.5 million of them. Immigration to the country began in the 19th century and has continued, fostering a bona fide bond between the Middle Eastern country and i
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Zyara A POETIC, AWARD-WINNING WEB SERIES
Poetic storytelling The storytellers selected are brave and resilient everyday people, ready to share their stories. One woman was born with dwarfism while another suffered severe burns as a toddler. One young man was orphaned while another got hooke
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À Table In Beirut With 3-star Michelin
“Winning was like being shot out to a whole other galaxy,” says Christophe Bacquié. Since receiving his third Michelin star, Bacquié joined the elite force of the culinary world. Ranked among the top 30 chefs worldwide, he runs an eponymous restauran
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Agonist Coffee Shop, COFFEE WITH HEART
Agonist coffee shop is the first establishment in the MENA region to hire employees with special needs. The man behind the concept is Dr. Wissam El Hage, a physical therapist by trade. “I have worked with people with special needs or ‘iron will’ and
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Representing Home In The Big Apple Majdi Ramadan
With HOME etched into their hearts and souls, Lebanese diplomats represent Lebanon everywhere in the world. Majdi Ramadan is one such example of an individual. As Consul General of Lebanon in New York, Ramadan’s diplomatic role brings pride and recog
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A Book Not To Read, The Book Of Mirdad
Mikhail Naimeh I wanted to offer a copy of Mikhail Naimeh’s The Book of Mirdad to a student of mine. The librarian’s disappointing and expected answer was, “Of course we don’t have it on hand, but we can order it for you.” A couple of weeks later, I
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Jean-marc Mompach
Jean-Marc Mompach has enjoyed a flourishing career. HOME had the pleasure of meeting with him at Horeca — the yearly food, beverage, and hospitality convention that attracts some of the world’s most coveted chefs to showcase their virtuosity. Mompach
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Speaking Truth To Power Pierre Sadek Foundation
Televised, daily cartoons were not a thing until a renegade artist by the name of Pierre Sadek entered the scene. From 1986 until 2013, he animated caricatures accompanied by a catchy background jingle that were the staple for the average Lebanese ho
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Roots And Routes A Swedish-lebanese Tale Of Exile And Belonging
My first contact with Sweden was through the film Scenes From A Marriage by the “demon director” Ingmar Bergman. The projection took place in one of Beirut's smaller cinemas. Not surprisingly, we were a handful of people sitting stuck to our chairs.
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The Babikian Family From Cilicia To Lebanon And Beyond
HOME has a tradition of showcasing Lebanese families, or what might be considered clans, that share the same name and heritage, often uniting under an association in the family’s name, like the Ma’lufs, Osseirans, Skaffs, Chehabs, Sinnos, Hamadehs, B
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TOP 10 CAFES IN BEIRUT places To Chill, Chat, And Chow
Coffee shops provide a refuge from the daily grind and chaos of the city. They fill up at all hours of the day and night, leading many to keep their door open until the early hours, or, in a few cases, simply stay open 24/7. In no particular order, h
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Coffee & POLITICS BRINGING POLITICS BACK TO THE PEOPLE
Most of today’s youth feel alienated from political life, and it’s easy to see why. Lebanon arguably has one of the most mind-boggling political arrangements in the world. Eighteen different sects with shifting alliances haggle over a tiny country wh
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Lebanon's First National Ice Hockey Team May Soon Be At The Olympics
An interview with Charles El-Mir, Lebanese Ice Hockey Federation president based in Montreal, Canada. Ice hockey — one of the most popular sports — is played at the Olympic Games. Today hockey is a major sport, especially in North America where it is
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An Undeniable Mediterranean Magnetism FRANCISCOS VERROS Greek Ambassador to Lebanon
Greek and Lebanese culture, history, and tradition have always intertwined, as both nations share a geographic proximity, and have been part of one another’s histories over the centuries. For instance, Lebanese monuments, cemeteries, temples, and cit
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A Champion for Change
Silvio Chiha is an award-winning athlete who has received plenty of awards representing Lebanon. However, these days his focus is on youth empowerment, democratizing sports, and showing Lebanon’s best face to the world. Many know Silvio Chiha as a wa
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Ahla Fawda PAINTING TOGETHER IN THE SPIRIT OF CHANGE
I first met Imane Assaf on Hamra Street, where she was dressed up as a fabulously ugly Halloween witch. The Halloween street event was one of Ahla Fawda’s very first initiatives aimed at bringing joy, entertainment, and new artistic experiences to lo
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THIRD CULTURE KIDS “Where Are You From?”
To understand what the term third culture means in the shortest way possible, just look at the popular Lebanese restaurant, Zaatar w Zeit. Arabic speakers wouldn’t be able to read the name, English speakers wouldn’t be able to understand it, but thir
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Letter to My Daughter
Like countless who came before me and others yet to come, I am a Lebanese parent who sends her children away as gifts to the world. More than parents of any other nation, we find ourselves hugging our almost-grown children in airports, wishing them w
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From Tyre To Europe The Europa Series Of Banknotes
Banknotes — those bills that we use on a daily basis. When accustomed to their use, we don’t need to read their value, we recognize them from their size and color at a glance. We therefore rarely take the time to really look at them and try to figure
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Pole Dance In Lebanon from A Workout Trend To A Lasting Community
Hanging by a pole of passion Looking to delve deeper into the dynamics of this artform, HOME sat down with Laura Ayoub [AKA Lolypole], precursor and key figure of pole dance in Lebanon, for firsthand insight into the topic. Contrary to what many tend
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The Politics Of Road Rage
A taxi driver tells me, “It’s not the traffic, it’s the people.” Using his prayer mat to block the sun (and his view), my driver turned to the familiar self-deprecation that many Lebanese express toward their own culture. “Even if we had public trans
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A Loving Case By A Young Lebanese
I spent the first decade and a half of my life on the move — rather typical of a Lebanese expat. Born outside of Lebanon, I grew up in Mediterranean coastal countries and the Persian Gulf. My mum’s take on things was: If Dad needed to move for work,
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Sandra Mansour, A Sartorial Tour De Force
With hard work, dedication, and a strong vision, the Beirut-based designer rose through the ranks of the competitive world of the fashion industry. Today, Sandra Mansour’s fairytale creations are highly coveted in the Middle East and beyond. Sandra M
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