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Gino Raidy

Politics, Current Affairs, Opinions and Entertainment based between Beirut and Doha. A biologist, reporter and copywriter by day and Techno chronicler by night

Latest Posts

überhaus: Lost in a Moment, Gardens of Babylon, Circoloco, Boiler Room, Turkey and Egypt this…

The Gärten is turning 7 this Saturday, and the summer plans of the Beirut-grown, world-hopping überhaus are a fitting celebration of…

JINN: What to Netflix this Weekend + Interview with the Creators

JINN is the first Arab Netflix original series, released recently to glowing reviews, as well as scathing, misinformed attacks by…

How to Not Pay Double Tax for a Foreign Smartphone in Lebanon

I’ve been debating with myself for months whether or not to mention this, and get the authorities to notice this massive loophole, but…

Volunteer Circle: When You Want to Help, But Not Sure How

The Volunteer Circle is a brilliant initiative I’ve been following closely since they launched in Beirut. The moment Nadine Makarem, one…

Meet the AUB Doctors Providing Care for Lebanon’s Migrant Communities

Today’s world is a tough one. Empathy is perhaps the thing we lack most in our daily lives. On more than one occasion, the endless online…

Mashrou’ Leila Release First English Version of their New Masterpiece: Cavalry

I know I say this every time, but they keep doing it each and every time: The boys have outdone themselves, yet again, a decade into their…

Government Wants to Kill the Lebanese University

With this terrible budget currently being pretend-debated in the failure of a parliament we have, has plenty of horrible things. Apart…

My The Macallan “Make the Call” Story

I don’t usually do this, but The Macallan’s recent campaign video made me think a lot about my past 9 years writing this blog, and where I…

2ND SUN: When the 1st Sun Sets

Remember when I wrote about C U NXT SAT coming to an end after 8 magical years? Well, I was teasing you a bit. The party night you love…

Boiler Room x The Ballroom Blitz: A Lineup Preview

The excitement has been explosive ever since the boys and girls at The Ballroom Blitz announced that their stellar first season’s closing…

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