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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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City of Now

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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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Why I Dislike Architects *

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Renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas spoke this evening in Beirut about issues affecting not only the contemporary architect, but just about anyone who’s ever lived in a building.

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Small Town in a Big City

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Small places present the filmmaker with a dilemma: Shooting a film is an act of revelation, of uncovering secrets, yet the essence of a small place is often its shyness, its ambiguity, the fact that it refuses to reveal itself.

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Small Space

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I went out for the first time in Tokyo one cold November night. The air was filled with a spirit of festivity and the smell of sake, and the Yamanote train was especially crowded with businessmen well ahead of my friends and I in alcohol intake.

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