Bekaa Informal Tented Settlement in Lebanon. (Photo by Karin Huster)

Syria’s lost generation: a glimpse of growing up refugee in Lebanon

A Seattle based volunteer appeals for aid to a Syrian refugees.
Mar 5, 2014
A girl in the Tripoli refugee camp that now houses thousands of Syrian refugees. (Photo by Justin Salhani)

Welcome sours for Syrian refugees

With their houses in ruins and former villages now ghost towns, more than 1.5 million Syrians have fled their homeland. Lebanon and other neighboring countries have opened their doors to these refugees, but violence and strife have followed them from Syria.
May 30, 2013
Spain's Gasol drives past Love of the U.S. to score during the men's gold medal basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London

NBA dreams deferred, Seattle players look overseas for court time

As the Seattle city council ponders a vote approving bonds for a new arena that could bring back men’s professional basketball, the summer Olympics proved the game’s popularity is still growing quickly overseas. The U.S. men’s basketball team sped past Spain for a gold medal in the summer Olympics, but other countries showed burgeoning strength. […]
Aug 22, 2012
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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