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Article Image - Faith in the Future
To some, Beirut is a random assortment of rooftop bars, bad plastic surgery and arak by the bucket. To others, it’s a shell, a city attempting to rebuild itself after decades of destruction. To many more, it’s just home. And now, thanks to Raghida Dergham, it’s about to take on an old new role.
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Article Image - Talking 'bout a Revolution
A voracious thinker who studies the intersection of science, business and society, Juan Enriquez has an exceptional talent for finding links, bridging a coherent world view from divergent disciplines.
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Article Image - Strange No More
America’s capability in space was proven in August 2012 when a one-tonne plutonium-powered rover successfully landed on Mars. The Arab world can take equal pride in the landing because it was Lebanese-American, Dr. Charles Elachi, who headed the mission. Meet the man himself.
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Article Image - Berry Good
Starting a company on the fringes of the health food and beverage industry, Khaled Yafi chose the path less travelled by deciding to focus on a single ingredient: berries. Six years later and he finds himself reaping the rewards of that choice.
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Dawid Dawod is fast making a name for himself. Having designed everything from jewellery to boats, baby strollers, irons, taps and even mining equipment, the young industrial designer offers a glimpse into his creative world.
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Paul Smith represents the kind of fashion that doesn’t go out of style. By enlivening classical cuts with splashes of colour and incorporating playful prints and stripes, his clothing designs are just as fresh as when he started out in the 1970s. Meet the man behind the label.
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Article Image - For Whom the Bell Tolls
A year after revolution broke out across the Arab world, Bespoke takes a look at the different factors leading to the uprisings: the countries’ economic conditions, people’s discontent and a historical overview of the overthrown regimes.
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Article Image - Stamp of Origin
Nader Khairiddine Abuljebain is a man of stories but where many would choose the conventional medium of words, he has decided to tell his tales through a chronology of stamps that reveal a very particular history of Palestine.
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Article Image - Recipe for Success
Dirty Kitchen Secrets, the foodies’ blog by Lebanese-American Bethany Kehdy, is starting to gain a serious international following. With her charm, wit and easy-to-follow guidelines, Kehdy is converting the uninitiated to the wonders of Middle Eastern cuisine.
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Kokichi Mikimoto not only helped pioneer the technique of pearl cultivation, he also made the craft known around the world. Bespoke takes a look back at this remarkable man’s legacy.
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