Julie for Prime Minister

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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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Don’t say cheese, Mr. Assange.

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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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Don’t Be a Boob

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Breast Can­cer is fatal. Chemother­a­py is debil­i­tat­ing. Bald women are unat­trac­tive. And most impor­tant­ly, we should­n’t talk about all this. These are just some of the stig­mas sur­round­ing breast cancer.

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Hamra, where to?

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Take me back to Ham­ra Street. Not the strip of fran­chise restau­rants, or the avenue of glass-and-steel bou­tiques, or the boule­vard of fra­puc­ci­no joints, or the thor­ough­fare of parceled rub­ble piles.

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Children of a Lesser God

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From my car win­dow I watch them with a mix­ture of relief and guilt, pity and dis­gust, anger and despair.

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