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Burn!

Beirut
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Set in con­tem­po­rary Beirut, A Road to Damascus is a faux-thriller about a reclu­sive botanist who wit­ness­es a polit­i­cal mur­der and is drawn into a per­son­al inves­ti­ga­tion. Read an excerpt from Meedo’s upcom­ing nov­el.

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Julie for Prime Minister

Beirut
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The Top 10 Reasons my four-week-old niece Julie would make a great Lebanese Prime Minister are…

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In Search of Jazz

Music
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The set­ting is New Orleans, cir­ca 1880. A lone trum­pet play­er blows his horn on the side of a dirt road. But soon a fuller melody over­takes his and as it gets loud­er, a brass band appears around the cor­ner, play­ing a funer­al march as it trails behind a wood­en cas­ket. He falls in step with the pro­ces­sion, its line con­sist­ing of four oth­er men, and he plays along.

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Kulluna lil watan

Beirut
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It’s Independence Day, when Lebanese of all reli­gious, polit­i­cal, and ide­o­log­i­cal back­grounds sing the National Anthem. However the dif­fer­ences arise when we’re asked what that means.

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A Road to Damascus

Beirut
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Set in con­tem­po­rary Beirut, A Road to Damascus is a faux-thriller about a reclu­sive botanist who wit­ness­es a polit­i­cal mur­der and is drawn into a per­son­al inves­ti­ga­tion. Read the first chap­ter of Meedo’s upcom­ing nov­el.

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Stranded

Architecture
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A house is strand­ed on a hill­side in Achrafieh between Geitawi and Bourj Hammoud. Between the growl­ing high­way and mean­der­ing stair­case. Between innards of shat­tered glass and vis­tas of paint­ed sails. Between long­gone yes­ter­days and notyet tomor­rows. Stranded between here and nowhere.

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