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2003
February

MUSIC
Early classics
Oldies
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
Favorite ghosts
Paintings
By Asal Khosravi

WAR
Why is the world not convinced?
Because American conclusions have preceded reasoning
By Lee Howard Hodges

WAR
Don't call it war
Call it high-intensity weapons inspection
By Bruce Bahmani

WAR
Iraq's quantom leap
Thanks to the U.S.
By Sharif N. Mafi

PERSIAN GULF
Polite objection
If a museum or a university abuses our heritage and displays our stolen artifacts, what are we supposed to do?
By Mohammad Ala

CRASH
Search mission
Photo essay: Searching for victims of Kerman plane crash
By Ali Khaligh

DIARY
Nazanin's great leap
Part 21

COVER
Romeo's bag of words
Poetry
By Naanaam

FICTION
Katarina
Short story
By Hossein Nushazar

POETRY
Ham-parvaaz
Poem
By Arash Zarei

WAR
Hoop dreams
"Have you given much thought to peace lately?" I ask Michael Jordan
By Moe

PET
Sam's reminder
Pondering mortality
By Siamack Salari

WORLD
What if heroes become villains?
I feel as if the world is falling around me
By Najmeh Fakhraie

MUSIC
Nasser Rastegar-Nejad
Santur
Compiled by Azam Nemati

OPINION
Underground to isolation
The Mojahedin Khalgh Organization
By Aidin Fathalizadeh

OPINION
Deconstructing Orientalism
Terrorism cuts across the East and the West
By Kazem Alamdari

BOOK
Private talk without shame
Conversation with author of "Dardedel"
By Ali Akbar Mahdi

BOOK
Not bad for a mortal
Introduction & first chapter
By Manoucher Parvin

MUSIC
Fadaiyan Khalq
Expanded collection of leftist songs
Compiled by Kamran Seyed Mousavi

COVER
Dead & alive
Photo essay: Mannequins
By Mehraneh Atashi

IRAN
You've come to the worng place
If U.S. troops landed in the northern half of Tehran
By Jason Rezaian

PERSIAN GULF
Erasing our identity
Persian Gulf and cultural preservation
By Jamshid Charmchi

WAR
Three blind men
Khomeini, Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein
By Shahla Samii

IDEOLOGY
The forgotten revolutionary
Ali Shariati
By Lawrence Reza Ershaghi

MUSIC
Avar
Iranian Alternative Radio's
Band of the week

COVER
Room temperature
Paintings
By Negin Dehdashti

ART
Minus pomegranates, tulips and turbans
Iranian-American art in Washington DC
By Termeh Rassi

FASHION
Other ideas
Fashion in Iran: Photos & designs
By Atoosa Mozaffari

ART
Struggle in Brooklyn
Video stills: Veils in New York
By Kasra Paydavousi

WEATHER
Eenjaa o oonjaa
Photo essay: Snow in Tehran, Connecticut & Maryland
By Mehdi Ghaemi, Sheema Kalbasi and Simin Habibian

HEEH!
(Bin) Ladan Alley
Photo essay: Streets of Tehran
By Moe

DIARY
Awi's diary
Part 2

MUSIC
Taraneha
Quite a mix
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
Room temperature
Paintings
By Negin Dehdashti

HISTORY
No happy ending
U.S. special negotiator in the oil nationalization affair looks back and into the future
By Fariba Amini

PERSIAN GULF
The last stand of all things Persian
Why some damage the very cause they espouse
By Guive Mirfendereski

WAR
Unlimited aims
Containing America's new drive for empire
By Peter Attwood

WAR
Go for it
U.S. confronted Communism in Vietnam. It must now stand against Mediaeval Islam in Iraq
By Hamid Bahadori

DIARY
Nazanin's great leap
Part 20

COVER
Winter dreams
Photo essay: Snow in Tehran
By Ardavan Roozbeh

PEOPLE
Shahsavan
Photo essay: Nomads
By Fereydoun Safizadeh

PEOPLE
Ashayer
Photo essay: Nomads
By Babak Sedighi

MUSIC
Homeyra
Elaahee bemeeree!
Compiled by Azam Nemati

TRADITION
Zekr-e moseebat
A tradition left behind
By Shahriar Zahedi

ZAGATS )
Loupatou
Tehran restaurant review
By Syma Sayyah

FOOD
Noosh-e jaan
Photo essay: Persian food
By Ben Bagheri

FOOD
Salmon koobeedeh
Fusion cooking
By Johnny Waters

MUSIC
Kouros Sarhangzadeh
Americans are the embodiment of the spirit of freedom
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
Walking for peace

Also Americans
Photo essay: San Francisco peace march
By Jahanshah Javid
169 photos

Make tea, not war
Photo essay: London peace march
By Shirin Sadeghi

For the world
Photo essay: Seattle peace march
By Siavash Shiva

Two thumbs down
Photo essay: Hollywood peace march
By Dorna Khazeni

OPINION
More than a people
Americans are the embodiment of the spirit of freedom
By M.

OPINION
Not quite free
But an abundance of bravery
By Pooyan Sadeghi

MUSIC
Sarakhs
Iranian Alternative Radio's
Band of the week


MUSIC
Dariush rafiee
"Zolf bar Baad Madeh"
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
The long winter
Photo essay: Sadabad Palace
By Nader Davoodi

CYBERLOVE
Awi's diary
Part 1

CYBERLOVE
Yahoo!
Photos essay: My Valentine
By Siroos Partovi

FICTION
My name is "Today's Valentine's day"
When she finished talking, a couple of sharp teeth remained outside her mouth
By Arash Emamzadeh

LOSS
Ghost of Isfahan
Remembering the man I've almost forgotten
By Heather-ley Peckham

LIFE
Valentine's Day
You could never be lonely when you had a story in you
By Siamak Vossoughi

DIARY
Nazanin's great leap
Part 19

MUSIC
Mohammad Mousavi
Beshno az ney...
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
A good, hard scrub
Photo essay: Public bath
By Hasan Rajabi-Nejad

AGE
Dar fazilat-e sen-o saal
On the virtues of aging

By Mohammad Ghaed

PEACE
Darbaareye solh
Join the peace movement
By R. Hiwa

WAR
Ajab roozegaaree shodeh!
Iraq war: Whom to curse
By Pesare Shoja

POLITICS
Not in the mood
Iran's local council elections, four years later
By Lara Rabiee

MUSIC
Bandari
Bandar-Neshinan's "Sobh-e Saahel"
Compiled by Azam Nemati

SNOWFEST
Jashn-e barf
Sanandaj snow festival for children
By CWPI

WOMEN
The silver lining
Paradox: Women after the revolution
By Farzaneh Fouladi

THERAPY
Helping to float
A young, immature seeker at 20 years of age but a true seeker
By Roz Omid

MUSIC
Hossam Ramzy
Egyptian drummer
Compiled by Azam Nemati

POETRY
Mast-o-Faramoosh
China connection
By Farzam Kamalabadi

COVER
Treasure hunter's efforts pay off!
Long lost Googoosh songs resurface

By Bruce Bahmani

MUSIC
Ey Iran
12 more patriotic songs
Compiled by Mani Farhoomand

MUSIC
Raz-e Shab
Iranian Alternative Radio's
Band of the week


REVOLUTION
Young and senile
Iranians are clearly disheartened at their endless wait
By Debarshi Dasgupta

MAN
Discretion
I see every emotion and memory he hides so well
By Assal Badrkhani

EMPLOYMENT
Missing rush hour
Thinking about getting a job
By Nikoo G, London

COVER
Dancing the night away
Photo essay: Dance performance in Tehran
By Omid Salehi

OPINION
Vaallaa nafahm bood!
On the anniversary of the revolution

By Pesare Shoja

OPINION
Pahlavi pulling a Rajavi?
Allowing Iran to be subjugated by a foreign power
By Iraj Pakravan

OPINION
A bridge from winter to spring
Reza Pahlavi's Misagh
By Reza Bayegan

IDENTITY
My name is Pouya
I am an Iranian-American
By Pouya Alimagham

MUSIC
Haideh
Oldies
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
Almost
72 photos: Mossadegh
Compiled by Jalil Bozorgmehr

STUPID
Bad English bad for your health
Iranian passenger on Air Canada busted for poor choice of words
By Asghar Massombagi

OPINION
Escape from earth
Noah Syndrome

By Fereydoun Hoveyda

UPDATE
Shiraz 0?
Imprisoned Jews reportedly released
By Gary Fitleberg

THREAT
Evil cheetahs
Cloned Iranian Cheetahs possibly in parts of Alaska? Gasp!
By Sharif N. Mafi

DIARY
Nazanin's great leap
Part 18

MUSIC
Assadollah Malek
Violin
Compiled by Azam Nemati

LITERATURE
The Pearly Cannon
Tup-e Morvari
By Sadeq Hedayat

THIS WEEK
Recent features
Archive


MUSIC
Assadollah Malek
Violin
Compiled by Azam Nemati

CELEBRITY
Neverman
Michael Jackson
By Shirin Sadeghi

POETRY
War cry
Poetry
By Ramtin

POETRY
Sightless soldiers
Poem
By Bijan Rafat

POETRY
Zang-e Taareekh
Poem
By Ahmad Sadri

POETRY
Yek agar baa yek baraabar bood
Poem
By Khosro Golesorkhi

POETRY
Tell America tell
Poem
By Dr. M. Ashaq Raza, Asmara, Eritrea

POETRY
Columbia
Poem
By Katayoon Hadizadeh

POETRY
Faramoush
Poem
By Mona Romezi

POETRY
You gotta get up!
Poem
By Abol H Danesh

HERITAGE
The great land of the Sophy
Persian influences

By Abbas Milani

CELEBRITY
Freakumentary
On the life of Michael Jackson
By Shaparak Khorsandi

EVOLUTION
Most stupid race of all
According to a new study, animosity will result in our self-destruction
By Saeed Tavakkol

WORDS
Phonetic Laziness Syndrome
Impatience for foreign words
By Farhad Radmehrian

AMERICA
For all, except you and me
Liberty and justice
By Ramin Moshiri

MUSIC
Gita
Banafsheh! Banafsheh!
Compiled by Azam Nemati

THIS WEEK
Recent features
Archive


COVER
Iran Diary
Photo essay: Iran 1971-2002
By Abbas

HOROSCOPE
Schimmel and Stars
Annemarie Schimmel
By Madame Bayaz

POETRY
Promise of a trouble-maker
Opening speech for "Poets and Peace"
By R. Hiwa

OPINION
Poor Grand Ayatollah!
On Montazeri's release
By Fereydoun Hoveyda

FIGURE
Cheghadr chaagh shodi!
Most ancient put-down of Iranian ladies
By Niki Tehranchi

LIFE
Firdowsi lynched in Granada
The ship's bell rang for Firdowsi in his blue underpants
By Kristopher Kolumbus

MUSIC
O-Hum
Iranian Alternative Radio's
Band of the week

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