On December 14, 2012, Rusted Radishes was launched into the world of literature and art. Hind Faraj’s storied face on our cover was held in the hands of a very good showing of people, who apparently, were excited about this new Beirut journal. Okay, tons of them were our friends and contributors, but it remains true that there was a very good vibration of excitement and support. The front room of T-Marbouta was a very nice space for the event, lit up with fairy lights and a warm holiday season buzz, amongst other buzzes. The live musical element was thanks to a guitar duo including Mayssa Jallad, one of our contributors, whose voice and guitar strums climbed softly over the crowd for the duration of the event. We sold and distributed copies (free for AUB students and faculty), we ate bouche de Noel, drank wine, wine, wine, and beer, we listened to contributors read their work. We were merry. Here are a few photos of the event! Thanks to Christina Atik from the department of Architecture and Design at AUB for taking them!