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2003
January

COVER
Those days
Photo essay: Revolution
By Kaveh Golestan

OBSERVER
All but spent
Iran's revolutionary fervor
By Elaine Sciolino

FICTION
Pala & Sten
Short story
By Pooyan Sadeghi

DIARY
Nazanin's great leap
Part 17

MUSIC
Davood Maghami
Behesht o Jahanam
Compiled by Azam Nemati

CHARISMA
Aghaye Doctor blows minds
Dr. Farhang Holakouee has become a prophet of sorts -- and a benevolent one
By Ramin Tabib

OPINION
To be an Iranian-American
Requires political activism and viability
By Nema Milaninia

TRIBES
Yeyloq, Qishloq
The lure of Grass and the cinematography of Shahsavan nomads
By Fereydoun Safizadeh

FILM
Swords-and-Sandals
Films about ancient Persia
By Darius Kadivar

NOSTALGIA
The lavaashak years
My bulletproof childhood in Tehran
By Ben Bagheri

RADIO
Playing with the past
Interview: Fusing past and present with music
By Shadi Vatanparast

COVER
Kish Kong
Photo essay: Kish Island
By Bibi Eng

TRAVEL
Neon congress
School mates, Hossein's buffet and other impressions in Las Vegas
By Guive Mirfendereski

REVIEW
Dast-e pashmaaloo-ee shaayad az gheyb
A review of a book on Shaban "Bimokh" Jafari

By Mohammad Ghaed

CRAFTS
Shaping the earth
Photo essay:
Meybod, Yazd ceramic factory
By Mina Javid

MUSIC
Exir
Iranian Alternative Radio's
Band of the week

MUSIC
Abbas Ghaderi
Koocheh Baazzaari
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
All for a ball
Photo essay: Iranian soccer league
By Ali Khaligh

WAR
Body full of blisters
As the Jeep is leaving, I see him for the last time
By Pessare Gol

IRAQ
Baghdad goodbye party
Essentials celebrate the end of Saddam
By Sharif N. Mafi

HARDSHIP
Beans to computers
Meeting extraordinary children, suffering extraordinary hardship in Iran
By Mahyad Tousi

POINT
Afternoon tea
It's difficult to feel sad in Barcelona
By Alidad Vassigh

TRIP
Close call
I'm British and no Yankee immigration gimp could ever touch me - right?
By Siammack Salari

COVER
Acting out
Photo essay: Backstage in Tehran's theaters
By Nader Davoodi

MESSIAH
Army of the sky
My dream is to build an army to change Iran and to then create a true world government
By Yousef

TERROR
Dialogue of murder
A cautionary tale that must not be forgotten
By Cyrus Kadivar

MUSIC
Jalil Shahnaz
Classical Persian
Compiled by Azam Nemati

WOMEN
Sorry Ms. El
Puerto Rican women think they're god's gift to men. But they have not met Middle Eastern women
By Sunlord

WOMEN
Nazanin's great leap
Part 16

PHOTOGRAPHY
Hard earned
Photo essay: Minab's basket weavers
By Sahar Adham

COVER
Mehri Monro
Illustration
By Zartosht Soltani

OPINION
Fallacism
Italian writer's hatred of Islam has roots in medieval Europe
By Fereydoon Hoveyda

OPINION
American Taliban
Picking on an enemy you can easily beat neither solves the problem nor wins any friends
By Daniel Patrick Welch

SUSPECT
Tokhm-e morgh-haaye qoshoon
Banished to the garrison kitchen
By Mohammad Ghaed


FICTION
Qesseyeh maast
Short story
By Namdar Nasser

WRITING
The little tyrant in us
Unwritable Story
By Abbas Mehdibeigi

MUSIC
Khak
I.A.R.'s band of the week

POETRY
I find myself
Poem

By Setareh Sabety

POETRY
A poem for those tough times
Poem
By Arash Emamzadeh

POETRY
Surprise
Poem
By Zara Houshmand

POETRY
Curious
Poem
By Shadi Assar

OETRY
Tell 'n show
Poem
By Nina Habibi

POETRY
Lord Penis
Poem
By Leila Farjami

POETRY
Now that is forgotten
Poem
By Sheema Kalbasi

POETRY
Sunday evening in London
Poem
By Mojtaba Akhtari

POETRY
Mohaajer
Poem
By Elham Gheytanchi

POETRY
Rock Creek Park in November
Poem
By Reza Nabavian

POETRY
Privilege
Poem
By Sahar Shokati

POETRY
When Paris is crying ...
Poem
By Arash Z

POETRY
Shackles
Poem
By Arezou Raeisghasem

POETRY
Rebels fatwa
Poem
By Tariq Toosy

POETRY
The baby asked
Poem
By Business Man

COVER
Vaght-e vorood-e zamaan
Poems
By Peyman Vahabzadeh

TORTURE
Takht
Recalling a particular form of torture
By Farideh Sabety

LANGUAGE
Saving Gabri
Planning research on the language of Yazd's Zoroastrians (Dari)
By Annahita Farudi &
Maziar Toosarvandani

IRANIANS
Yet you go on
Traumatic experiences in Iran make you realize how insignificant you are
By Syma Sayyah, Tehran

AMERICAN
My friend Touss
We created our own planet peopled by our own cast of characters
By Brian Appleton

MUSIC
Parvaneh
Emshab emshab!
Compiled by Azam Nemati

IMAGE
Unusually ominous
U.S. image, war and terrorism
By Yahya Kamalipour

DIARY
Nazanin's great leap
Part 15

MUSIC
Fereydoun Foroughi
Man he's good
Compiled by Azam Nemati

IRANIANS
Deal with it
To az maa behtaraans: You hate it, but you're Iranian too
By Mohsen Shabanian, Toronto

PROTEST
Why I am anti-Lycopersicon
Tomatoes: The favorite food of occupiers
By Sharif N Mafi

BUREAUCRACY
A long, minor affair
A day at the INS office in Los Angeles
By Katayoon Hadizadeh

POEM
Iranian Darwins
Poem
By Roger Sedarat

POEM
Litanie de Lumière
Poem
By Parviz Abolgassemi

COVER
Daagh-e daagh
Photo essay: Barbari bakery in Tehran
Photos by Laleh Z. Aali

EXPERIMENTAL
Bavaaseer
Audio clip -- 18 and over :)

Sent by Mani

EXPERIMENTAL
Vaaaaaaay!
A song for 18 and over :)

Sent by R.

POEM
If you go home
Poem
By Setareh Sabety

POEM
Peydaaee
Poem
By Leila Farjami

POEM
Delakam va baaraan-e khaaste-haa
Poem
By Sheema Kalbasi

MUSIC
Ali Nazari
Koocheh baazaari songs :)
Compiled by Azam Nemati


COVER
Terms of engagement
U.S. foreign policy should reflect America's ideals
By Hume Horan

CANADA
And melt you did
I'd take the cold Canadian winter over the warm American racism any day
By Narm

FILM
The flower and the conqueror
Barhran Beyzaei's Killing Rabids
By Mani Farhoomand

HUH?
Forsaking Iranians
I pledge allegiance to the Aryan race
By Ali Aliabadi

TOUCH
I finally decided to go for it
First kiss
By Fatemeh Parsa

LIFE
A very big deal
I thought I had committed a serious crime and gotten away with it
By Jahanshah Javid

COVER
A miracle
Photo essay: Daughter
By Jahanshah Javid

FICTION
Band-Aids
Short story
By Sanaz Fotouhi

FICTION
The Race
Short story
By Siamak Vossoughi

POETRY
Forough Farrokhzad
Audio
Compiled by Mani Farhoomand

POETRY
Kiss marks on our shoulder
The poetry of Forough Farrkhozad
By Mammad Aidani

ART
The poetics of existence
Review: Yari Ostovany's paintrings
By Christoph Kivelitz (Bochum)

UTOPIA
Frodo's hunch
No man is willingly just but only when compelled to be so
By Ahmad Sadri

UTOPIA
Mass graves of idealism
Flirting too much with utopia
By R. Zia-Ebrahimi

DOCUMENT
Under the surface
Palace-Premier's negotiations with the British over oil
By Hashem Hakimi

LIFE
Washed over Roman ruins
Firdowsi bought me a three-dollar chop choy from the bargin menu
By Kristopher Kolumbus

DIARY
Naznin's great leap
Part 14

INTERVIEW
Arguing for a good deal of pluralism
Islam, terrorism and the West

OPINION
Instead of 'Thank you'
Is the US an evil Empire?
By Iqbal Latif

MUSIC
Tasnifhaa-ye Ghadimi
Memorable songs
Compiled by Azam Nemati

ART
What you see
Paintings
By Asal Khosravi

PHOTOGRAPHY
The small apple
Photo essay: Shipbuilding
By Bijan Seylsepour

COVER
Sleepless in America
It's no miracle but it's a start
By FF

IRAN
Swish
I'm going to Iran. And I have a severe case of gastritis
By Parissa Sohie

FOOD
West Philly Koobideh

Heping urbanized readers cope with Kabob withdrawal
By Johnny Waters

REVOLUTION
That 70's show
Don't reenact what our parents created for us -- a show that burned all the bridges
By Linda Ghassemi

LIFE
Who wants to be god?
Innocence is GONE! You are part of a viscous, greedy, power-hungry society
By Yana Youhana

POLITICS
The first moderate
Shapour Bakhtiar: We cannot move from the dictatorship of the boot to the dictatorship of slippers
By Fariba Amini

IRAN
Do yourself a favor
Visit Iran. You will come back recharged
By Gman

DECISION
My dream or my parents
Time for me to decide what I want to be in my life
By Fatemeh Parsa

MUSIC
Abadan
Songs about our town
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
Khorramshahr forever
Photo essay: A soldier in coma
By Omid Salehi

HOROSCOPE
In Color
You this month
By Madam Bayaz

WOMEN
Ayaa hefdah-e day rooz-e mohemmist?
On Women's Day
By Shokooh Mirzadegi

COVER
Facing the page
Sketches in a personal notebook
By Shirin Sadeghi

LITERATURE
Sepideh nadamideh bood
Short story
By Bahram Sepasgozar

LIFE
Pretty ridiculous thought
Kicking ass instead of taking away life
By Jahanshah Javid

NOTES
Seh revaayat
On death of writers
By Majid Roshangar

BALLET
A dialogue in art
Nima Kiann's ballet company struggle to survive
Written by Darius Kadivar
Photos by Mahnaz Emadi

DIARY
Nazanin's great leap
Part 13

FICTION
Death of a philosopher
Part 1
By Bahram Deam

WOMAN
Red lipstick
No rules, no pre-conditions
By Azam Nemati

IDEAS
Kafka va Internet
Getting the message out
By Hossein Nushazar

REVOLUTION
Not just the wounds
They robbed my son of his spirit, of his soul
By Banafsheh Dastyari

FEELINGS
Fruition
All is love
By Torang Asadi

COVER
Private thoughts
What I learned in the past year
By Siamack Baniameri

COVER
Black & white
Photo essay: Sadeq Hedayat's personal photos
Compiled by Jahangir Hedayat

MARRIAGE
Haft Khaan
Esmaal Aghaa's Matrimonial Guide
By Esmaal Aaghaa

FILM
The right to exist
Interview with film director Maziar Bahari
By Golnar Motevalli

MUSIC
Jalal Hemmati
Fun fun fun
Compiled by Azam Nemati

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