Joshua Hersh

Joshua Hersh is a freelance writer who lives in Beirut. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New Republic, and the New York Times.

  • Lebanon's Unlikely Microbrewed Beers

    How did a bumbling beer enthusiast with no brewing experience bring stout and red ales to the Middle East?

  • The Allure of Unripe Fruit

    An American in Beirut notices something surprising about local food tastes: the people there like unripe fruit. His mission: to find out why. He consults with the most respected food authorities in the area, then does a little unscientific research of his own.

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A Stop-Motion Tour of New York City

A filmmaker animated hundreds of still photographs to create this Big Apple flip book

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The Absurd Psychology of Restaurant Menus

Would people eat healthier if celery was called "cool celery?"

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This Japanese Inn Has Been Open For 1,300 Years

It's one of the oldest family businesses in the world.

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What Happens Inside a Dying Mind?

Science cannot fully explain near-death experiences.

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