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FaribaAmini Fariba Amini

Remembering him on this Day

“I will express my opinion freely and those who do not want to hear it, it is their privilege.  One day,  if I have to leave this country, I will,  for I have no other interest but to express the truth and defend my homeland, my country and those people whom I am representing.”                       ...
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reorient REORIENT

Here and Elsewhere

CHALLENGING STEREOTYPES IN NYC’S FIRST MUSEUM EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO CONTEMPORARY ARAB ART   Hashem El Madani – Tarho and El Masri (Studio Sheherazade, Saida, Lebanon, 1958; from Akram Zaatari’s ‘Studio Practices’ series)   ‘Oh, father of straight talk, your words are a cure’, purrs the jazzy blond ...
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alimostofi Ali Mostofi

Iran: For Whom the Bell Tolls

“I suddenly remembered my Charlemagne”, says Professor Jones.   “Let my armies be the rocks and the trees and the birds in the sky…”.   Of course Charlemagne never said this. But it rings true of the situation in present day Middle East.   When the world migrated out of Africa, to the steppes of the ...
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BehrouzBahmani Behrouz Bahmani

Once Upon a Time There was a Zoo

Once upon a time there was a zoo.   In it there were some beautiful animals. Powerful lions. Fleet footed cheetahs. Majestic mountain goats with large arcing horns. Beautiful birds with amazing songs. Silky bright orange fish. And a few hilarious monkeys.   The animals had lived their lives in the ...
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