Writing

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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Suspension of Disbelief

Film
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A profound connection between being and architecture can be traced to Plato’s Cave, a metaphorical model of man’s ascension from ignorance to enlightenment.

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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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What, me worry?

Writing
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Alfred E. Neuman is the jug-eared mascot on the cover of Mad, my favorite magazine growing up (and people accuse me of being an intellectual, so hah!).

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Blog Out Loud

Writing
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Notes on Creating a Personal Blog with Loryne & Meedo • Presented at the Blogging Lebanon Convention, December 2010.

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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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