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2003
April

COVER
Under the arch
Good reasons for feelings of closeness between Iranians and Iraqis
By Fatema Soudavar Farmanfarmaian

IRAN
Referendum -- or else
People of Iran might seek foreign help for freedom
By Heshmat Tabarzadi

AMERICA
Where "they" end and "we" begin
What is our role as Iranian Americans?
By Termeh Rassi

CULTURE
Just non-Greek
Persians in Herodotus's Histories
By Amir Kasravi

POETRY
Rad-e paa-ye to
Poem
By Arash Zarei

COVER
Rome's shadow
Photo essay: Rome & the Vatican
By Shahrooz Nabati

SATIRE
Dear Ghazanfar
A mother's letter to his son
By Kouros Behzad

LIFE
Tip of a pencil

The travelers, Part III
By Laleh Haghighi

DIASPORA
Heh?
Ability to face life's hardships with fortitude and a banana split
By Alidad Vassigh

LIFE
The Caliph of Calpe
Come Ride with Me On the Bus
By Kristopher Kolumbus

MUSIC
Mohammad Reza Lotfi

"Depth of emotion and spirituality"
Compiled by Azam Nemati

DIARY
Awi

Par 11

LESSON
Better than the past

What recent history has taught Iranians
By Nikki Keddie

DIPLOMATIC DIARY
Will anyone miss us?
Accompanying the Shah on a visit to communist Russia
By Farhad Sepahbody

BOOK
Monarchy and theocracy
The Impact of Iranian mythology on the Islamic revolution
By Fereydoun Hoveyda

FREE SPEECH
Not about Sina
The Islamic Republic is now targetting sprouting Internet writers
By Pedram Moallemian

MEDIA
Shabakeh al-Alam: Tekraar-e tajrobeh-ee talkh
al-Alam TV: Repeating a bitter experience
By M. Behboud

DIARY
Nazanin's great leap

Part 29

RIGHTS
Monster mistake
Job site's move to drop Iranians raises legal and ethical questions
By Dokhi Fassihian

IMMIGRANTS
Homeland insecurity
Today's Middle-Eastern Americans and yeterday's Japanese Americans
By Niki Tehranchi

MEDIA
Who had the best war song?
Iraq war news themes
By Behrouz Bahmani

COMMUNICATION
Linguistic deodorant
The language of war
By Yahya Kamalipour

POETRY
The heartbeat of death
Poem
By Sara Tajbakhsh

Children of the crescent
Poem
By Ramtin

I am the star
Poem
By Soraya Shalforoosh

Jaavdaaneh
Poem
By Arash Zarei

The eve of war
Poem
By Roger Hume

Make Her Our's
Poem
By Nina Farnia

Lights, tanks, action!
Poem
By Arash Emamzadeh

Album-e sorkh
For Kaveh Golestan
By R. Hiwa

The night letter
Poem
By Maziar Ouliaei-Nia

Faces of war
Drawing/Poem
By Saghar Barzmehri

Stoning in Abadan
Poem
By Ramtin

Only 1 step
Poem
By Arash Daneshzadeh

Dar beehozooriye parvaaz
Poem
By Massoud Vatankhahi

Benevees naameh nevees
Poem
By Arash Zarei

Nemidaani...
Poem
By Peyman Rajabi

Khorramshahr
Poem
By Azam Nemati

The cub
Poem
By Reza Razavi

Rivals - football fans
Poem
By Mahsa J

Salam Iran
Poem
By Bardia Haddadi

Jang
Poem
By Katayoon Hadizadeh

Your name
Poem
By Katayoon Hadizadeh

Mihan
Poem
By Shahrooz Shokraei

Knowing
Poem
By Sara Tajbakhsh

Yaar...
Poem
By Delshode

IRAQ
The culture gaff
The message that we deliver often assumes that the audience is a knave, fool, or rascal
By Guive Mirfendereski

FREE SPEECH
Heterosexist Haji
Not a cry for censorship, but an appeal for journalistic responsibility
By Choob Dosargohi

CIVILIZATION
Did anyone care?
Looting of Baghdad Museum: America's clash WITH civilizations
By Fatema Soudavar Farmanfarmaian

MIDDLE EAST
Club Axis
Enrolling Syria in the world's most exclusive group
By Sharif N. Mafi

DIARY
Nazanin's great leap
Part 28

DIARY
Awi

Part 10

CONFERENCE
Throwing ideas
Photo essay: CIRA
By Nader Davoodi

Center for Iranian Research and Analysis (CIRA) Conference, Toronto, 2001.

OPINION
Morgh-e azaa va aroosee
Screwed, either way
By B. Behboud

BOOK
Man babr neestam
Excerpt from a novel

MUSIC
Masoud Jahed

"Ney and Aref"
Compiled by Azam Nemati

MUSIC
Mahvash Azhir
Iranian Alternative Radio's
favorite pick

LOVE
Veshkoon
If only for today I would remove my mask and shout
By Assal Badrkhani

INTERACTIVE
Take a chance
Internet dating
By Saghar Siami

IRAQ
Khar khodeti

On the latest saga of the British carving of the Middle East
By Farrokh A. Ashtiani

IRAQ
The myth of hatred is dead
Fall of Baghdad should usher new era of common respect of all nations
By Iqbal Latif

RUNNER
In memory of peace
Reasons for running in the marathon
By Azin Nezami

MIDEAST
You can relax (for a few months)
U.S. will not initiate Iraqi-style regime change in any other country, yet
By Nader Habibi

VETERAN
Shock and awe Iranian style
Braveness is taking one's rifle and wanting to go back to the battlefield to defend one inch of your land
By Pesare Gol

FILM
Winds of war
Film depicting Nazi assassination plot in Tehran
By Darius Kadivar

AGE
Five-minute break, please?
After 18 years of life
By Negin Shadaram

LIFE
Chaay yaasaman-e sabz
Tea on a snowy day in Washington DC
By Sadaf Kiani

AMERICA
Imam Bush
George W., The Messiah?
By Reza Mazaheri

PEACE
Do as the Romans do
Photo essay: Peace march
By Dariush Radpour

DIASPORA
Lightness of simply being
Spending Sunday mornings in a restaurant without one's every move being dissected by the state
By Asghar Massombagi

Sticking together
The travelers, Part II
By Laleh Haghighi

COVER
Modern lines
Mehrdad Ghanimifard's Plexiglas art
By Farzad Fadai

WAR
You call this a war?
I wanna see some Iraqi fedayins' guts shoot at the camera and cover Christiane Amonpor's face
By Siamack Baniameri.

COVER
A "breathtaking" day

Horoscope
By Madame Bayaz

DIARY
Nazanin's great leap
Part 27

DIRAY
Awi's diary
Part 9

BOOKS
Turning White
Excerpt from a novel
By Nader Habibi

RELIGION
Save it, Jesus!
The only "cult" I belong to is atheism
By Niki Tehranchi

IRAQ
Holy governor

Looking for a job in Iraq
By Linda Ghassemi

IRANIANS
Daryani

Photo essay: Family grocery stores in Tehran
By Mahsa J

MUSIC
Shala

Dark eyes
By Bruce Bahmani

IRANIANS
Taking hold of our fate
Or watch someone else dictate it their own way
By Nema Milaninia

IRAN
New dog or new tricks?
The end of Khatami era inevitably marks the end for Islamic reformers
By Ramin Ahmadi

IRAN
The unthinkable ally
If the US were to extend an arm of friendship to the growing student movement in Iran
By Baha Hariri

IRAQ
Karate against a kid
What does it means to beat Iraq
By Daniel Patrick Welch

IRAQ
Liberated?
Please...
By Sharif N. Mafi

MUSIC
Soleimani
Music of Khorasan
Compiled by Azam Nemati

OPINION
Booy-e kabaab neest
Don't expect Americans to bring democracy to Iran
By Ramin Kamran

WOMEN
The travelers
Paintings
By Laleh Haghighi

COVER
K
hakestari
Paintings
By Pantea Rahmani

IRAQ
Why Americans want this war
Achilles from below and Don Quixote from above
By Ahmad Sadri

IRAQ
The fairly obvious
U.S. may win the war but lose the peace
By Majid Tehranian

IRAQ
Dawn of a new day
Fall of Baghdad from 1258 to 2003
By Iqbal Latif

DIARY
Awi
Part 8

DIARY
Nazanin's great leap
Part 26

LOSS
Crossing the border
A tribute to Kaveh Golestan
By Farnaz Fassihi

LOSS
Finding Kaveh
Too late. He became a victim of a criminal war
By Goudarz Eghtedari

LOSS
Sunset in Golestan
Accomplished photographer becomes casualty of war in Iraq
By Shirin Sadeghi

HATE
Does that make me an anti-Semite?
I criticize Israel. But I don't hate Jews
By Reza Mazaheri

MIDDLE EAST
Straight talk
A very short story
By Guive Mirfendereski

FICTION
The sea bird
Short story
By Mokhtar Paki

FICTION
Rashide
Short story
By Shokooh Mirzadegi
English text

MUSIC
Golhaye Javidan
Gholamhossein Banan and Hossein Ghavami
Compiled by Azam Nemati

APRIL FOOLS
Washington to establish United States of Iran
U.S. appoints James Rubin as governor of Iran
By Fred Goozman

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