I don't think it's mere coincidence how eerily similar these logos are:
Red circle with overlaying white text, black trim with white text around the perimeter. I believe Antelias' bowling alleys at The Link predate Latest Version Diner (what kind of restaurant name is that anyway?).
The eponymous title of Lebanese artist Wael Kfoury's latest album is typed in the same font as that of the iconic movie series "The Godfather." Compare the letters 'a', 'e', 'f', 'o', and 'r'. Unmistakably identical.
They couldn't be more indistinguishable. Blogger Gino Raidy points this out here. But it looks like The Burger Bar's days are long gone--it's singular location in Sodeco closed a while ago.
If you’re a regular Netflix viewer – who isn’t during these
times of quarantine? – you’ll likely have stumbled upon the June 2020 release, “365 Days.” In fact, the erotic Polish drama, which has been compared to the trilogy
of “50 Shades of Gray,” occupies the number one spot on Netflix’s Top Ten list.
Why, you might ask, when Rotten Tomatoes scores
it at zero and critics worldwide are discounting it as “ridiculously campy” (Forbes)?
Two words: Michele Morrone. I’ll wait as you Google images
of this godly creature, but make sure you don’t stray for too long poring over
his photos. Yes, he’s Italian. Yes, he checks off all parameters in the “tall,
dark, and handsome” descriptor. And yes, his physique conjures up a real-life
Adonis with perfectly chiseled abs, toned legs, rock-hard biceps, olive-complexion
skin, piercing gaze, perfectly chiseled abs…wait, did I mention that twice?
Yeah, well, maybe each compartment in that six-pack (or is it 12-pack?) is
worthy of individual adulation.
now more than ever, the notion of a staycation has become relevant and
essential. With Lebanon mired in deep economic and financial strife,
exacerbated only by the real threat of the coronavirus pandemic plaguing the world,
travel and tourism must be completely reimagined.
my move to Lebanon in 2011, I spent every single summer within its borders. Sure,
our perch on the Mediterranean is a stone’s throw from Cyprus and no more than
four hours by plane to the European mainland. But who in their right mind would
ditch the abundant sunshine, soothing blue sea, majestic mountains, and
beautifully balanced cuisine that Lebanon boasts? I certainly never felt that
it’s not quite a vacation unless you leave your house to seek shelter elsewhere
and transform scenery. And that’s what we would do on occasion, checking in to
hotels big and small, in the capital or far from it, by the sea or tucked away
in the mountains. Each lodging with its own charm, character, and s…
You haven’t heard from me for some time. Five months, to be exact. Well, the truth is, juggling two children, namely an infant and a toddler, is pretty darn time-consuming. Add to that the highly novel, highly unusual circumstances gripping our world, and the inspiration to write from a positive vantage point quickly vanishes. I’ve never navigated bleaker times.
Quite often, I find myself mentally dictating a blog post, gathering all my distraught thoughts into some form of comprehensible prose as I keep a wary eye on the kids. But by the time they’re both sound asleep and the household tasks completed, the magnetic pull from my bed invariably wins out over the appeal of my reticent laptop. And I succumb to slumber.
But tonight is different. There are a myriad of sentiments coursing through my veins as the entire world – because this is much greater than merely one nation – wrestles with notions of racism.
The name George Floyd has gained overnight fame. Floyd was a 46-year-old African-…