Photography

Corniche

Beirut
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Parks are almost extinct in Beirut, so the best place to spend a sun­ny Sunday is the Corniche.

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The Three-headed Meedo

Architecture
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Meedo has three heads.

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The Art of Seeing

Photography
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It used to be that see­ing was an art. And cap­tur­ing an image required thought — not the intel­lec­tu­al kind as aca­d­e­mics and crit­ics would have us believe, but the intu­itive kind. It required us to see.

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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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Don’t say cheese, Mr. Assange.

Photography
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The ide­al style of por­trai­ture for news mag­a­zines is some­thing I like to call the mug por­trait, or the sub­jec­tive mugshot. Here’s why.

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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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