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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Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

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Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.

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How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming

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