Entrance of the Grand Sofar Hotel, lit up for the Tom Young exhibition in 2018. (Lynn Sheikh Moussa)
The Grandness of the Grand Sofar Hotel: From Umm Kulthum to the Civil War and Beyond

The Grand Sofar Hotel once stood as one of the greatest hotels in the region. Looted and abandoned for 43 years because of the Lebanese Civil War, it now returns as a cultural space.

The “forbidden” taste of Palestine

“I know our craft does not make much money like it used to. People used to rely on us for building their houses, furniture, wooden antiques. But not anymore.”

Beirut Today’s Logo Inspiration: The Old Lighthouse

Beirut’s iconic old lighthouse, located in the Manara neighborhood, suffocated by high-rises but still standing.