Author Archives: Harriet Fitch Little

Zoomaal: Kick-starting Arab creativity

Zoomaal: Kick-starting Arab creativity

Reading Time: 4 minutes Abdallah Absi has been creating start-up enterprises since he was 17, an age at which, he points out, he wasn’t even legally allowed to own a company. Four years and half a dozen (largely unsuccessful) business ventures later, he has combined his knowledge of the pitfalls of new enterprises with his impressive contact list of

A badly set stage

Reading Time: 5 minutes Director and producer Jacques Maroun references a hackneyed phrase to sum up the state of the performing arts in Lebanon: “People like to say that ‘In theater, you can’t make a living, but you can make a killing,’” he says. “Unfortunately in Lebanon you can do neither.” Maroun’s indictment will come as a surprise to