Peace Takes Center Stage with Lea Baroudi

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Interviewed by Editor-in-Chief, Patricia Bitar Cherfan Disadvantaged, marginalized, impoverished. How does one begin to help people chained to this end of the societal spectrum? MARCH Lebanon is a local non-profit NGO whose mission is to promote social cohesion and personal freedoms through arts and culture. Lights MARCH was created in 2011 by a group of […]

Gabriel Yared: Oscar-Winning Composer’s Path to Greatness

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Photo by Marian Adreani Interviewed by Editor-in-Chief Patricia Bitar Cherfan Gabriel Yared’s ecstatically rich scores have provided the backdrop for some of our time’s most celebrated films. HOME interviewed him during a visit to Lebanon and discovered that the Oscar winner’s inspiring story is worthy of its own movie. The voice of angels and richness […]

Speaking Truth to Power: Pierre Sadek Foundation

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Interviewed by Editor-in-Chief Patricia Bitar Cherfan A staunch supporter of freedom of speech, Pierre Sadek channeled his acerbic critique of politicians through his tireless pen. Ghada Sadek Abela, the daughter of the late caricaturist and president of the Pierre Sadek Foundation, opens up about her father, his legacy, and the efforts being taken to preserve […]

A Book Not to Read: The Book of Mirdad by Mikhail Naimeh

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“Millions of people have tried to write books so that they can express the inexpressible, but they have utterly failed. I know only one book, The Book of Mirdad, which has not failed; and if you cannot get to the very essence of it, it will be your failure, not his.” Osho I wanted to […]

Sofar Sounds Beirut: A Secret Music Experience

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Sofar Sounds is a secret music initiative that is perfected down to the last detail, weaving a magical melodic night, from the intimacy factor to the listening experience. In celebration of Sofar’s 10th anniversary, they held a show at Feel22’s building rooftop in Jisr el-Wati on May 12. The 22nd show overlooked Beirut by night […]

Dar al Mussawir: What’s in an Image?

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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 Mussawir is one of the foremost photography spaces in Lebanon and the Middle East whose […]