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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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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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Kulluna lil watan

Beirut
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It’s Independence Day, when Lebanese of all religious, political, and ideological backgrounds sing the National Anthem. However the differences arise when we’re asked what that means.

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A Road to Damascus

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 the first chapter of Meedo’s upcoming novel.

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Stranded

Architecture
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A house is stranded on a hillside in Achrafieh between Geitawi and Bourj Hammoud. Between the growling highway and meandering staircase. Between innards of shattered glass and vistas of painted sails. Between longgone yesterdays and notyet tomorrows. Stranded between here and nowhere.

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