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2003
August

COVER
Close enough
We're not Arabs but we certainly have similar cultures, features, religions
By Shadi Akhavan

WAR
The city in me
How can I explain that Khorramshar and those I knew are still alive in my memories?
By Mammad Aidani

SATIRE
Khatami tariyaak-e ghaatee daar bood
Poem :o)
By Hadi Khorsandi

LITERATURE
A bridge to nowhere
Painful to watch Hafiz or Rumi turned into soulless, prosaic, meaningless platitudes
By Fereshteh Davaran

WOMEN
Declining goddess
Alienation of women
By Fatima Farideh Nejat

IRAN
Dahanetoono shirin koneen

Photo essay: Naan Berenji
By Iradj Sooudi

DIASPORA
Something for both worlds
What's in a name?
By Azadeh Ensha

IRAN
Qaabeli nadaareh

Photo essay: Maydan Tajrish, North Tehran
By Javaneh Khodabakhsh

IRAN
Drawing the line

Photo essay: Patters of Iran
By Roshanak Keyghobadi

IRAN
Love at first tile

Photo essay: Kerman
By Bibi Eng

COVER
Memories of tomrrow
New music from Ahmad Pejman

LIFE
Iran 2-Amrika 1

Short story
By Namdar Nasser

TALK
What people say
About before and after the Revolution
By Heresh Rezavandi

FILM
Between reality and fiction
Iranian documentary cinema
By Persheng Vaziri

ETHNIC
Crazy & unwelcome
Most Iranian Azeris don't care for separatist ideas
By Hamid Ahmadi

COVER
It's really him
Photo essay: An Iranian in communist Russia
By Jahanshah Javid

FICTION
Staying home
Short story
By Siamak Vossoughi

MUSIC
Assadollah Malek
Violins
Compiled by Azam Nemati

PARENTS
Can't wait
Expecting twins any day
By Siamack Salari

TRAVELER
The end of the smile
If your heart is truly in Iran, prepare for it to break
By Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

OPINION
To stay or not to stay
That is the dilemma
By Babak Mazarei

CALIFORNIA
Vote no
Booting Gray Davis out is an easy solution, but is it the best solution for California?
By Farzad Khalili

LAWYER
Parvandeh maa chi shod?
I love being a lawyer and helping Iranians, no matter how annoying. But...
By Niki Tehranchi

CALIFORNIA
Proud? Of what?
We don't have to be proud of everything that our fellow Iranians accomplish in the American political scene
By Choob Dosar-Gohi

POLITICS
Wait another six months

Giving Khatami and reformists more time
By Mehrdad Valibeigi

COVER
Hate this movie
Selling "Maryam"to the Iranian community
By Ramin Serry

ART
Getting lost

Paintings
by Panteha Sanati

FICTION
Honeymoon In Poughkeepsie

Short story
By Ali Sadri

LITERATURE
The sound of words
In words, in literature, we wrapped ourselves and waited
By Roya Hakakian

COVER
Harmed & dangerous
Cartoons by Hadi Heidari

SATIRE
Faal-e Hafez baraaye Naveye Emaam
Poem :o)
By Hadi Khorsandi

PHOTOGRAPHY
Under the wet sun

Photo essay: Azadi stadium lake

By Mehraneh Atashi

LIFE
Chewed

I made phony coughs or started humming songs trying to drown their whispers
By Shahriar Zahedi

OPINION
Naasiyonaalizme khiyaali
Nationalism of the imaginary kind
By Cyrus Moradi

DIASPORA
Things I want
For me, running into another Iranian would make my day
By Salomeh Mohajer

DIARY
Awi

Part 23

OPINION
Twinkle twinkle tiny star
Only by random act of kindness or sheer lining of stars may we see a better future for Iran
By Farrokh A. Ashtiani

COVER
Divinity within
Stills from a documentary on Kurdish derwishes

By Jahanshah Ardalan

DEMOCRACY
Lowerarchy of power
Command and obedience is destroying us and the life around us
By Roz Omid

RELIGION
Jihad against trousers
Islam teaches service to humanity, not what people should wear
By Ali Ashraf Khan

RELIGION
So moved
Bahais were easily the most welcoming, friendly, and genuinely sincere people I had ever met
By Sam Slinn

COVER
We need a break, for good
Khalil Maleki's letter to Mohammad Mossadegh and the godless road ahead
By Jahanshah Javid

MESSIAH
Praying to Mahdi

I write my wish on the official slip and let it twirl down to the bottom of the well. A cool breeze arises and brushes my cheek
By Kambiz Naficy

1953 COUP
Let it rest
It's been 50 years already! Move on, as other countries have
By An Iranian

MOSSADEGH
The day democracy died
August 19, 1953
By Fariba Amini
>>> Magazine clips

INTERVIEW
Khodaavand ham qaader neest...

Interview on the 1953 coup
Ramin Kamran

COVER
Coming to terms
A travel diary from Turkey
By Mona Shomali

HOROSCOPE
Blizzy Blizzy blahzah blahzah blahzay

Your poem in September
By Madame Bayaz

TRIP
Vindia

Photo essay: My wife's country
By Siamack Salari

DIARY
On a roll

Spain travel diary, part 4
By Azadeh

BEAUTY
Eyebrow nation
The French are obsessed with legs, Americans with breasts, Brazilian with butts and for us Iranians, it's eyebrows
By Lida Ghassemi

ETHNIC
The list goes on
Will it take anoter 2500 years for our culture to evolve?
By Darya Sarkar

MUSIC
Masoud Fardmanesh
Hekayat
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
Peykan party
Nostalgic party posters in Los Angeles

By Amirali Parstabar

POETRY :o)
Naameye emaam-e marhool beh naveye naakhalaf

Khomeini's letter to his ungrateful grandson
By Hadi Khorsandi

DIARY
Awi

Part 22

POLITICS
16 months
Possible directions Iran may be heading
By Afshar Koorosh

POETRY
Rahnemood beh Basij
Advice for the Basij militia
By M. Keyvan

MIDDLE EAST
Angry because
People of the Middle East furious at dualistic U.S. policies
By Ramtin

OPINION
Fit for a foot soldier
Abbas Abdi punished twenty four years too late
By Hassan Farzin

COVER
Persian politicos
Iranians drive Gavin Newsom's San Francisco mayoral campaign
By Behrouz Bahmani

COVER
Cage
Art works

By Negar Assari-Samimi

NATIONALISM
Naasiyonaalizm-e Irani
How bad could it get?
By Maral Karimi

DIASPORA
Miles away and so close
My love for Persian culture grows -- in Canada
By David Goodman

HUMAN RIGHTS
If he were alive
Interview with Ali Akbar Saeedi Sirjani's daughter, Sayeh
By Fariba Amini

REVOLUTION
Outspoken or outsmarted?
The "high-jack" theory is another self-denial attempt made by those who were outsmarted by the clergy
By Parkhash

CONFERENCE
Class of '53
Thwarting democracy in Iran and Guatemala: What lessons?

COVER
Wide awake
Mahmoud's molla cartoons
By Jahanshah Javid

ETHNIC
Pure as a mutt
Was there ever a "pure" Iranian-ness that belonged to a glorious past?
By Choob Dosar-Gohi

ETHNIC
Some are separatists
On reviving the question of Azerbaijan
By Aidin Fathalizadeh Gharehshaban

ETHNIC
Just a misunderstanding
We are not Turks; we are Iranians
By Megabiz Irani

ETHNIC
Don't let them misguide us
What is going on? Why now? Who is going to benefit?
By Maryam Eskandari

PAHLAVI
Waiting Rome
Once upon a time the lobby was crowded with members of the paparazzi waiting to snap a photo of the royal couple
By Cyrus Kadivar

COVER
Five poems
By Leila Farjami

* Kaarmand
* Chaah
* Kaaboos
* Panjereh
* Shohood

HIROSHIMA
The morning after
Sadegh Hedayat at the dawn of the atomic age
By Fereydoun Hoveyda

ETHNIC
Azeri nationalism is Iranian nationalism
Just because some speak in a different dialect, does not make them "ethnic"
By Baraitna Irani

ETHNIC
We deserve better
Azeri, NOT a forgotten identity
By Elyar Gizilchi

NEXT
Laaesiteh paareh sevom tajadod Irani

Secularism and Iranian modernism
By Ramin Kamran

LANGUAGE
Persian in peril

Our migrant community, out of fear of being humiliated, are failing to safeguard this invaluable symbol of their ethnic identity
By Nader Baghaei-Yazdi

COMMUNITY
Ostriches in the Land of Free
We need to show that we are also people of strong conviction and hurting our feelings will hurt your pocketbooks
By M. H. Eslami, MDS

MUSIC
Mahasti

Havaaye Yaar
Compiled by Azam Nemati

DIARY
On a roll

Spain travel diary, part 3
By Azadeh

COVER
Under the cloud
Photo essay: Trip to Iran

By Fereidoon Nejabat

FICTION
Serpent's dance

Short story
By Ali Sadri

POINT
What was the joke?
America is denounced and demonised at every turn, mostly by ungrateful pedants
By Alidad Vassigh

POLITICS
How do you spell independence?
Baffling double standards
By An Iranian

POETRY
My Angel in Heaven
For my daughter who was tragically killed
By Brenda Jamalzadeh

POETRY
Asheqaneh
Fassl-e dero
By Arash Zarei

POETRY
Moon's servant
My interpretation of a Rumi poem
By Reza Badei

COVER
Jangnameh
Shahnameh paintings

REVOLUTION
Democracy? I meant theocracy
The most truthful individual in recent history
By Dr. Jalal Matini
Translation & Introduction by Farhad Mafie

REVOLUTION
Ah! That's why

Review: All the Shah's Men
By Behrouz Bruce Bahmani

WMD
Colorful missiles

Do the high command of the Iranian military truly believe they can ward-off an American attack?
By Sharif N. Mafi

ETHNIC
Are there any questions?
The Azeris of modern Iran
By Salman J. Borhani

ETHNIC
Some are separatists
On reviving the question of Azerbaijan
By Aidin Fathalizadeh Gharehshaban

COVER
The snow was heavy this winter
Nearly all of the mules are overburdened
By Kambiz Naficy

OPINION
Khatami's swan song
He ignored the beckoning of Fortuna and chose the path of safety, mediocrity and appeasement
By Ahmad Sadri

MUSIC
The Kamkars
Living fire
Compiled by Azam Nemati

PHOTOGRAPHY
Grandmother
Photo essay: My grandmother
By Atieh Noori

ART
1423;

Paintings
By Behnam Farahpour

PHOTOGRAPHY
McAli

Photo essay: Nightmare
By Ali Montazeri

COVER
Govenor Ba-dee-o-za-maa-nee
First Iranian-American runs for U.S. governor

SOCIOLOGY
Fending for themselves

Large pockets of frustrated teens remain a ticking time bomb in Middle Eastern political landscapes
By Ali Akbar Mahdi\

DIASPORA
Losing wisdom
A dental moment
By Assal Badrkhani

SERVICE
Hey film fans!
FarsiFilms.com is your Iranian online Blockbuster
By Azadeh Namakydoust

 

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