I'm very busy right now, so I'm just adding a few more photos to the cat album on the right, plus two others -- one graffiti and one abstract of roots on a banyan tree.
I would like to blog about a great play I saw here last week called "How Lisa Wished It Was All an April Fool's Joke," directed by Rabih Mroue. The announcement for it notes that the play "was initially banned by the Surete Generale for content that allegedly stirs sectarian tensions. Concerted efforts by local cultural practitioners, the Lebanese media, and particularly Culture Minister Tarek Mitri to appeal the decision resulted in Interior Minister Hassan al Sabeh revoking the ban yesterday, Monday August 27." At the performance I saw the audience applauded when Mitri walked in. I will try to write about it another time, but for now here are some scans of postcards of martyr posters from the Civil War that were used in the background visuals during the play.