what’s your news?
Posted by adiamondinsunlight on September 6, 2007
G knows how much I love Beirut’s creative graffiti artists. When I checked my email this morning, this photo was waiting for me like a sweet little gift in my inbox:
The word inside the television set is “al-akhbar”, the news – which also happens to be the title of Lebanon’s major opposition-friendly daily newspaper. Although the graffiti works equally well as a comment on television as Lebanon’s primary news medium, I think the similarity in font is not accidental:
(I should note that G thinks I am quite silly for trying to link the graffiti to the paper.)
Those of you familiar with Lebanese politics may be snickering at the placement of this graffiti: kitty-corner from one supporting the rabidly Christian, pro-March 14 Kata’ib. As for me, I think its nice to see Achrafiyeh embracing a little diversity :).