Selected Articles

The woman who is still waiting for her husband, 33 years on,” The National, August 30, 2018.

Commemorating the missing of Lebanon’s civil war,” The Economist, August 29, 2018.

Yazan Halwani: Remembering Lebanon’s Great Famine with a canopy of words,” The National, August 1, 2018.

Gay and women’s rights are remarkably a part of Lebanon’s elections,” The Economist,  May 3, 2018.

Candidacy, conflict and territorial claims: Lebanon’s election posters,” The National, May 3, 2018.

Banned in Beirut: The politics of cultural censorship in Lebanon,” The Economist, April 23, 2018.

Slave to Sirens: Lebanon’s first all-female metal band growls message of empowerment,” The National, April 7, 2018.

Explosive art in Beirut explores power of cultural identity,” Al-Monitor, March 16, 2018.

Inside Tripoli’s abandoned fairground: An eerie monument to Lebanon’s aspirations,” The National, February 17, 2018.

The Partition Museum: Opening up about the pain,” The National, January 11, 2018.

Troubled Turkey’s fearless art scene,” 1843, September 15, 2017.

A Lebanese drama joins the fight to ban child marriage,” The Economist,  September 1, 2017.

A museum of memory in Beirut gets off to a troubled start,” The Economist, August 10, 2017.

Have Macbook, Will Travel,” 1843, July 11, 2017.

Autobiographical storytelling is bridging divides in Beirut,” The Economist, June 28, 2017.

Gail Godwin has penned a new type of ghost story,” The Economist, June 10, 2017.

The art born of destruction,” The Economist, June 7, 2017.

Why Mr Gay Syria is a winner,” 1843, June 6, 2017.

Selling the skin off your back,” 1843, May 9, 2017.

Syrian refugee children find a future in freestyle,” Al Jazeera, April 21, 2017.

Writing the end of the world: Charting trends in apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction,” The Economist, April 12, 2017.

Calligraffiti,” 1843, April/May, 2017.

Syrian refugee children process trauma through art,” Al Jazeera, March 4, 2017.

Beirut as it might have been,” 1843, March 1, 2017.

How drama is helping prisoners to change Lebanon’s penal code,” The National, January 17, 2017.

Alsarah & the Nubatones’ latest album is an overflowing emotional ode to the Nile,” The National, January 2, 2017.

Is interactivity the future of refugee fundraising?” Al Jazeera, December 24, 2016.

Championing culture in Lebanon’s south,” Al Jazeera, August 8, 2016.

Tunisia’s Historic Haven,” Selections, June 7, 2016.

The scars of war on Lebanon’s Holiday Inn,” Al Jazeera, December 30, 2015.

Theatre: A cure for Lebanon’s sectarian tensions?,” Al Jazeera, June 24, 2015.

Ayman Baalbaki on harnessing history,” Executive Life, June 9, 2015.

A tribute to Lebanon’s bomb shelters,” The Daily Star, May 25, 2015.

Beirut’s historical houses rise again as cultural hubs,” The National, March 9, 2015.

Fifty Shades in Lebanon: A hairy proposition,” The Daily Star, February 13, 2015.

A battle of museums in Downtown Beirut,” The Daily Star, July 22, 2014.

‘Bullet films’ offer Syrian snapshots,” The Daily Star, July 16, 2014.

Security, singing and soul: Joss Stone,” The Daily Star, July 2, 2014.

To read, and not to read, in Lebanon,” The Daily Star, May 9, 2014.

Specters of war thwart efforts to forget,” The Daily Star, May 5, 2014.

Azadeh Akhlaghi finds beauty in Iran’s bloody past,” The Daily Star, April 18, 2014.


Redefining masculinity in the region, one man at a time,” The Daily Star, February 12, 2014.

Preserving fragments of Palestine,” The Daily Star, December 27, 2013.

Solving Lebanon’s child labor crisis,” The Daily Star, October 29, 2013.

Defunct railways reflect a country divided,” The Daily Star, September 13, 2013.

Closed adoption system helping traffickers,” The Daily Star, September 9, 2013.

Archiving the sound history of Iraq,” The Daily Star, May 2, 2013.

Arab women’s virtual uprising goes physical,” Waging Nonviolence, February 13, 2013.

Syrian artists make drawings, not bombs,” The Daily Star, October 30, 2012.

Taliban poetry: Not what you’d expect,” The Daily Star, October 25, 2012.

Artists honor Baghdad’s al-Mutanabbi Street,” The Daily Star, October 13, 2012.

Art smuggled from a country in conflict,” The Daily Star, March 15, 2012.

‘Habibi’ leaves readers begging for mercy,” The Daily Star, March 7, 2012.


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