The Three-headed Meedo

Architecture
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Meedo has three heads.

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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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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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Suspension of Disbelief

Film
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A pro­found con­nec­tion between being and archi­tec­ture can be traced to Plato’s Cave, a metaphor­i­cal mod­el of man’s ascen­sion from igno­rance to enlight­en­ment.

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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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