Publisher and Author Riyad al-Rayyis Dies at 83

"He founded his publishing house in London in 1986, and moved it to Beirut in the early 1990s."

‘Readings for the City of Shattered Glass’: Support Lebanese Theater

"We are in such a critical situation that we are inverting the role of theater: instead of having that art form as a tool to reflect on society, to convey social order, to incite rebellion or revolution, and most of all justice in times of crisis, what we are striving for at the moment is to gather the dismantled pieces of a very vivid theatrical scene in Lebanon. It is our particular role now to keep theater and theatermakers alive and dignified."

Christian Junge: On Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq and ‘Exposing Words’

In short, Junge writes that al-Fāriyāqīya demands the right to a woman’s participation in lust, which means not only sexual desire, but also social and cultural desires -- and thus also linguistic pleasures. Women’s emancipation here means not only women’s participation in knowledge, but also in lust. Woman here are not the object of pleasure, but its subject.