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Exotic animals symbolize luxury in Lebanon’s illegal trade

Grey parrots and vervet monkeys mingle with cats, dogs and hamsters in many of Lebanon’s pet shops, but if you want the really exciting animals, you have to ask behind the counter. Lions, panthers and bears—in fact many of the mascots from the American sports franchises—are just a few of the animals you can buy […]
Aug 13, 2012
The audience's perspective on Looking for a Missing Employee. (photo courtesy of On the Boards)

If I saw it on TV then it must be true: Lebanon’s Rabih Mroué comes to town

Rabih Mroué, a Lebanese actor and playwright, was at Seattle’s On the Boards in January, as part of his first tour in the US. He was presenting his one-man performance piece Looking for a missing employee. I was excited to see the performance. Mroué’s work is familiar to me and being this far away from […]
Feb 1, 2012