A History of Lebanese Art – Architecture

Lebanese Art I moved back to Lebanon somewhat recently, returning to the country in which I was born and spent a good deal of my youth. When you’ve grown up in a country and experienced it first-hand, sometimes it’s easy to take it for granted. When I left Lebanon as...
How Deaths in the Sports Affect Us

How Deaths in the Sports Affect Us

    In the past week, two very large American sports figures passed away somewhat suddenly. Despite drastically different circumstances, the reaction to the two deaths reminded us all of how human we are, and how quickly life can be taken away. And, when...
The Importance of Street Art

The Importance of Street Art

  Sometimes, it is called a crime. Sometimes, it is called vandalism. It’s called destruction of property. It’s called sloppy, messy, disgusting, destructive and, ultimately, a blight on an otherwise perfectly good city landscape. Other times, by some people,...
Learning to Appreciate Art

Learning to Appreciate Art

  For many years, for many decades, in many places and by many, many people, the question has been asked of what exactly it is that makes art real, true art. People point to artists like Picasso, who painted abstract piece, or Piet Mondrian, who painted, upon...

How the Olympics Bind us Together

Every two years, nations around the world gather their most impressive athletes and send them to a competition in which they will be pitted against similar athletes from around the world in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games, held every two years alternating...

Effective Leadership Today

  The difference between being a leader and being a manager is an important distinction to consider in regards to effective leadership. An effective leader makes sure to focus on the people on his or her team. A manager, on the other hand, is more focused on the...
The Formation and Influence of Jazz

The Formation and Influence of Jazz

  If you’re anything like 93 percent of Americans according to Nielsen, you probably enjoy listening to music. Depending on your genres and artists of choice, listening to tunes can pump you up before you exercise or calm you down before you go to sleep. It can...