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Go Watch The Uncensored Play on Censorship at AUB Tonight!

March and Lucien Bou Rjeily’s play on censorship will be showing tonight at 6pm at the Bathish Auditorium, American University of Beirut. The play is about censorship and freedom of speech in Lebanon and has only been approved a week ago after a long struggle with the censorship bureau.
Check out more info [Here].

Lebanese Hashim Sarkis Named Dean of School of Architecture and Planning at MIT

Lebanese Architect Hashim Sarkis, a prominent scholar of architecture and urbanism, has been named the new dean of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P), effective in January. Hashim has published works on architecture and urbanism in Lebanon, in addition to writing about leading 20th-century modernist architects. Some of his projects include the new town hall of Byblos in Lebanon, a housing project in Tyre and a park in downtown Beirut.

#ToOurCountries (The Original Version)

I don’t know if it’s true, but some are saying that the two girls behind the #ToOurCountries video that went viral are pro-Assad. Here’s how these guys responded to that story.
I personally think we should all be pro-humanity these days and try to stop the violence around us and help out those in need as much as possible.
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26 Ways Living in Lebanon Can Kill You – Construction Sites

Third in a series by Noura Andrea Nassar titled “26 Ways Living in Lebanon Can Kill You”
Usually, noise, pollution, dust, basic safety, etc. are integral when it comes to a construction site in a densely populated area. All those things are rarely ever enforced in Lebanese construction sites.

Actors You Find In All Lebanese TV Series

I don’t follow Lebanese TV series but every time I spot one of these shows on TV, I find the same people acting. Whether it’s drama, comedy, action, family, lifestyle, Syrian-Lebanese, Egyptian-Lebanese, Turkish-Lebanese or any type for that sake, you always find the same people in different roles, as if we only have a dozen of actors in Lebanon and that’s about it.

LBCI: WTH is This?

[YouTube]
Can anyone explain what is this about?

What To Do This Weekend

We all need a breather from all the crap happening around us. So, here’s my suggestion for this weekend’s coolest parties and places to be:
THURSDAY  Uncensored Play on Censorship in Lebanon – AUB West Hall

Meet Anthony Hamawi AKA 9gag’s Overly Confident Man

Anthony Hamawi is a Lebanese comedian, musician and writer. He also got featured under 9gag’s overly confident man section. Check out the meme as it’s a hilarious.

Fail Dock Selfie Caught On MTV Made It To Mashable

I posted about it back in September and it was shared on Mashable yesterday.
If you’ve missed it, watch it below as it’s hilarious!
[YouTube]

CNTraveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2014: Beirut Among The Top 25 Cities in the World

Beirut is the only Arab city that made it to the CNTraveler Top 25 cities of the world list of 2014. Florence came first, followed by Charleston in South Carolina and Budapest in third position.
Here’s the [full list].
PS: It would be nice if they stop using the same picture of Harissa when talking about Beirut.

ABC More Smoke-Free Than Ever

People were complaining earlier online that they spotted some people smoking indoors at ABC Achrafieh and that the mall is breaking the smoking bank law. It didn’t take long for ABC’s owner Robert Fadel to contact the concerned people and state that “he gave extremely strict directives for smoking to be absolutely banned in all indoor areas at ABC”.
That’s great news and thumbs up to ABC for responding that quickly and in the best way possible.

Fadi El Khatib Coming Back to Sagesse?

It looks like Fadi el Khatib will join Hekmeh once he’s done with the Chinese league in February. Hekmeh already signed Hayg Gyokchyan, Desmond Penigar and is looking good for the coming season (if it ever kicks off).

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