A Mammoth Explosion, Tears, and Resilient Journalism in Beirut


Yesterday, unforgettable videos of a cataclysmic blast in Beirut, Lebanon, roared around the internet. They showed black-tinged fumes from an initial, smaller explosion rising from the city’s port area, followed by an almighty explosion that belched a huge, blood-red cloud into the air and expelled a veil of detritus that formed a sort of dome, then billowed rapidly across town. 

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