Musings on life and stuff

Breakdown: US Aid To Egypt

In the aftermath of Egypt’s crackdown on protesters since the revolution began on January 25, 2011, Washington has announced it is reviewing its aid package to the country. Egypt receives...

Carlos Latuff Draws Revolts

I’ve always been a fan of cartoonist Carlos Latuff. The ongoing revolts in Tunisia, and the recent uprising in Egypt, as well as Al Jazeera’s release of The Palestine Papers, the largest-ever...

A Meeting With Rabih Alameddine

In May 2010, I attended “A Meeting with Rabih Alameddine”, organized by the Anis Makdisi Program in Literature and ASSABIL, Friends of Public Libraries, which also coincided with the publication of...

Soundtrack To My Life

Soundtrack To My Life – Volume 1

One of the reasons I started this blog was because I wanted to be able to share the music that plays in the background of my racing thoughts with other...

Buy Nothing Day

Stay Calm, Don’t Shop

November 27 is Buy Nothing Day against consumerist capitalism. I made these illustrations and will be thinking twice before I take out one Lira from my purse. There are several...

Smoking And Alienation

My Dear Smoker Friends, I’m alienated by you. Beyond the nicotine addiction, you need to smoke for whichever reason you do. I need to not feel like I’m suffocating with...

Body Line: Do Not Cross

My Body: A Line Not To Cross

November 9, 2010 marks the annual international “One Day, One Struggle” campaign, a unique effort to underscore the joint struggle against the violation of sexual and bodily rights in Muslim...

Nameless Faces

I’ve been thinking about creating an illustrated character and maybe adding a cartoon strip to my blog, as a means of expression through illustration. I thought it would be a...

10 Smoking Things

10 Things You Should Know About Smoking in Lebanon is an infographic I designed to support the new tobacco-control bill that has been submitted to the Lebanese Parliament. The new bill,...