Shiaas Party Too..
Think of Tim Murphy’s “Dancing on the Edge” piece for the New York Times as a print version of Richard Quest’s Beirut parties video (gloriously criticized by Nasri here) only with gorgeous photographs of an HDR Beirut citiscape and beautiful people.
It’s also as superficial and laden with stereotypes, as witnessed by this paragraph:
To Beirut’s art-and-party crowd — which consists mostly of French-educated Maronite Catholics but includes doses of Christian Orthodox, Sunni Muslims and Druse — the question of whether the new government will regain some kind of productivity doesn’t appear to matter.
For the record, some of the craziest and most hip partiers I’ve met in Beirut are Shiaa (not to mention English-educated).