— Iain Akerman

  Mona El Hallak is standing in what was once Photo Mario, a neighbourhood photographer’s studio located on the ground-floor of Beit Beirut in Sodeco. In front of her are 80 negatives displayed in a glass cabinet. “This one is my favourite,” she says, pointing towards a medium format negative. “See the twirls, the capillary […]

Philippines President to reaffirm the Philippines’ stand on the South China Sea — “Non-militarization” — “Self-restraint” — “Subservient to China” — Peace and Freedom

  In his forthcoming meeting with other Southeast Asian leaders, President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to reaffirm the Philippines’ stand on the South China Sea. In a statement released Monday, Malacañang said the president would engage leaders of ASEAN dialogue partners to “further enrich partnership in key areas of cooperation.” Related Stories ASEAN goes soft […]

Note to commenters about vitriol and frequency of commenting — Why Evolution Is True

Although I’m in Paris, I am reading comments, and have noticed two things: 1.) Certain people are dominating threads in posts, and doing it repeatedly. As I said in Da Roolz (rule 9): Try not to dominate threads, particularly in a one-on-one argument. I’ve found that those are rarely informative, and the participants never reach […] […]