Ruins and Residences

This post is intended to highlight one of the great tensions and debates in contemporary Lebanon, and Beirut in particular. The question of historic preservation and architectural value haunts the city, and is a source of lively and constant debate which unfolds most prominently in Downtown and Central Beirut, where a company by the name … Continue reading Ruins and Residences

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Hip Hop Love

Beautiful new video out by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, feat. Mary Lambert. Same Love is a cry for GLBTQQ equality, and calls to task those who use religious justifications for bigotry. (More on that re: policy making from my friend Jared, here.) The song also calls out the hip hop community for it's stagnation and … Continue reading Hip Hop Love