La Vita è Bella

Text La vita è bella

A Lebanese in Italy A long time ago during my mid 20s, I had the chance to live and work in Rome. Unbeknownst to me at the time, those few years spent in the eternal city were some of the happiest years of my life. My time there, which also allowed me to explore many […]

An-Nahar: Where History Lives

Photo essay by Aia Dakdouk and Sandra Whitehead An-Nahar, one of Lebanon’s most influential daily newspapers, is 85 years old. It is considered Lebanon’s “paper of record.” American- British author and journalist Charles Glass, who specializes in the Middle East, called An-Nahar “Lebanon’s New York Times.” Its archives’ tagline is: “The memory of Lebanon and the Arab world since […]

Ayman Baalbaki: Expressive Strokes

Ayman Baalbaki is the face of contemporary Lebanese art. Born in 1975, in Odeissé, Lebanon, he has won the hearts of critics, galleries, museums, and collectors across the globe. In March 2014, “Babel” was sold at auction at Christies for $485,000. His work boldly forages into the depths of war, destruction, escape, politics, defiance, and […]


DEGHRI MESSENGERS TO YOUR DOOR Let’s say you need to deliver a set of keys to someone who is trapped outside while you are stuck at work. Or perhaps you need to deliver a cheque payment and the due date is today. Well, there is no need to sweat if you can’t manage to do […]