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City on a Tight Europe

Europe
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On a recent trip to Zagreb, I asked a half-Croatian what she thought of her homeland’s immi­nent entry into the European Union.

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The People Have Spoken

Writing
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A sin­gle voice shout­ed out. It shook a thir­ty-year-old rock until it fal­tered, quaked, and final­ly crum­bled.

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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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City of Now

Architecture
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Beirut is a city of dif­fer­ence: 9 lay­ers of his­to­ry lie buried under 67 square kilo­me­ters on which tiny pock­ets of art-nou­veau archi­tec­ture squeeze into a mod­ern urban land­scape co-inhab­it­ed by 18 dif­fer­ent reli­gious sects in tac­it peace.

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Jad’s Day in the Park

Beirut
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I’m trans­form­ing my room into an office, and over the past month have been unearthing books, pho­tos, and oth­er bits and pieces of the past. My favorite so far is an essay my then ten-year-old broth­er Jad pre­sent­ed in English class.

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