People

Téléphone Cassé

Beirut
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Here it is: a book two years in the mak­ing, pro­duced over a week­end at the urge of friends and fam­i­ly (all of whom I men­tion inside).

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Easy Rider

Film
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I was sad­dened to read that Dennis Hopper died today at the age of 74. Obituaries are start­ing to appear here and there, and most share a view of his career as errat­ic and uneven.

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Biography

Family
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My friends and busi­ness part­ners have been egging me on to update my port­fo­lio and web­site, and today Samsam remind­ed me that I owe my copy­writer Hala a bio out­line.

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Dad on the Tube

Family
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No mat­ter how old I get, I’m nev­er too old to cart­wheel across the room when I see a fam­i­ly mem­ber on TV.

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Guantánamo

Artists
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Thomas Edison famous­ly claimed that suc­cess is 10 per­cent inspi­ra­tion and 90 per­cent per­spi­ra­tion. In that same spir­it, and for as long as I’ve known her, Farah Shaer has been one very busy bee.

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Mini Meedo

Children
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In nine months, I will be an uncle. While Zena and Tarek read What to Expect When You’re Expecting, I’m hard at work on my list of How To Spoil My Niece (or Nephew) Silly.

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