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2003
July

COVER
Two sides of a gate
Short prison story
By Farrokh A. Ashtiani

PROFILING
Not so perfect
Who should be searched? Khalid Akhmed Al-Habibi Bin Hamal or Sister O'Connor, the Irish nun
By Sean Tohidi

OPINION
United States of Duh
The veneer, our seemingly unending capacity to stay Still Stupid After All These Years, allows our governments literally to get away with murder
By Daniel Patrick Welch

OPINION
Immoral superiority
U.S. has not "won the war" against Saddam Hussein by any stretch of the imagination
By Lee Howard Hodges

DIARY
On a roll

Spain travel diary, part 2
By Azadeh

MUSIC
Shahram Nazeri

Sedaye Sokhane Eshgh
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
Proud love
Lifting the veil over Malik Khanum's life
By Susan Hajiani

POLITICS
Farewell to Khatami

Interview with student activist Saeed Razavi-Faqih
By Kaveh Ehsani

MONEY
Monopoli baazee

Revelations of corruption in Iran and Western opportunism
By M. Behbood

NIGHTMARE
Maajeraay-e man

They're after me
By Shahin Mir Mohammad Hosseini

RELIGIOUS
Old testament

Finding a soul-mate: a Persian-Jewish perspective
By Sharon Taftian, Shabnam Besimanto, Pejman Firouztale

APPEAL
Million Iranian march

How about 13 days after Norooz (April 3, 2004)?
By Amil Imani

ZEN
Mohsen

Do you really want to die?, the young girl asked.
No, I have come to like my life, was Mohsen's reply.
By Kambiz Naficy

DEMOCRACY
Letting everybody play

We will make it happen, no matter how retarded it may look
By Kourosh Taghavi

FAR OUT
Divine nostalgia

Fantastic tension of the opposites in Hafiz poems
Interview with Paul Smith by Farid Parsa

BOOK
He is us

In defense of "Dardedel"
By Rob Levandoski

FILM
Deeper than words

In Ten, Kiarostami shows mysterious and indirect conceptualization of love relationships
By Poopak Taati

COVER
En Garde!
Iranian-American wins US fencing title

By Behrouz Bahamani

DIASPORA
Only in Los Angeles

"Surely you mean... Tehrangeles?"
By Amir Nooriala

COVER
Nuclear Muscle Beach
Never before have the combination of regional atomic arsenals and ambitions along with a global superpower’s aggressive nuclear posture so endangered the very existence of the Middle East
By Ahmad Sadri

LIFE
One gray Sunday
Short story
By Siamak Vossoughi

IRANIANS
Baba was depressed

The collective neurosis shared by all of us
By Shahriar Zangeneh

LANGUAGE
A mother's response

Spare us with the Finglish
By Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

QUESTIONS
Worth the money?

Searching for answers regarding Laleh and Ladan's surgery
By Mohammad Ala

AIR FORCE
Battle of Persia

Book: Iran-Iraq War in the Air 1980-1988
By An Iranian

LIFE
Javad

First part of a story in progress
By Bijan Tehrani

DIARY
On a roll

Spain travel diary
By Azadeh

MEDIA
Pay per preach

I don't want my tax dollars fund LA satellite TV stations
By Sepehr Haddad

 

LIFE
Lover forever
High school love affair in Khorramshahr
By Azam Nemati

HOROSCOPE
Didn't mean to give you mushrooms, girl

The floral you in August

By Madame Bayaz

DIASPORA
Language salad

Will Fingilish destroy Persian completely? Absolutely not
By Lilly Ghahremani

HOME
Soopreez
Surprise trip back home
By Yashar Zhalehdoust

REVOLT
Hett or Bagh
Looking back half a century at an uprising in Dezful
By Najmeh Fakhraie

COVER
Barefoot and suicidal
Short story
By Golareh Safarian

COVER
Weapon of choice
Houman Mortazavi's art and ideas
By Elham Gheytanchi

POETRY
Inside the prison
For Zahra Kazemi
By Peyvand Khorsandi

INTERNET
Window to wonderland
Photo essay: Internet fair in Tehran
By Javaneh Khodabakhsh

PHOTOGRAPHY
Xander the Great
Photo essay: From the eyes of a boy
By Ben Bagheri

OPINION
People want the world
... NOT leftist, idealist, Islamic-reformist, intellectual concoctions
By Amir

OPINION
Cheering thy enemy
Since when have these people begun giving a damn about the welfare of the Iranian people?
By Moji Agha

COVER
Sacred in Fez
Drenched in exoticism and orientalism par excellence
By Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh
Photos here

INTRIGUE
Project Norouz
Noticing a novel set in Iran that caused a stir 20 years ago
By Guive Mirfendereski
Book excerpts

SATIRE
Terrorist-type travel tips
I offer my fellow Iranian travelers four helpful suggestions
By Amir Nooriala

OPINION
Chand-gaanegi
On Abdolkarim Soroush's letter
By Mohamad Purqurian

LIFE
Sahar keh... sar meezaneh
Story
By Cyrous Moradi

COVER
Delam khonak shod
Letter to "those mother fuckers"
By Faramarz Oskouie

STATE
XYZ Government
Readers offer their vision for Iran's future
By Naghmeh Sohrabi

UNIVERSITY
Tabreek! You failed!

More than ever, university entrance exams are skewed to attract the incompetent
By Houman Younessi

POETRY
Beh galleh kheslat-e khod rahbari neest
Poem
By Shahriar Dadvar

INTERNET
Blogs shall set you free
You need your own
By Pedram Moallemian

PHOTOGRAPHY
Cooling off
Photo essay: Kids getting wet in hot Tehran summer
By Mehraneh Atashi

SATIRE
Hooray to hooligans
Forget university students
By Siamack Baniameri

MUSIC
Early classics
18 more of the best
Compiled by Azam Nemati

POETRY
Bood
Poem
By Khoshkish

LIFE
Four stories
By Kristopher Kolumbus

Blowing out the candle on both ends
Summer here is unimaginably long with fireworks provided by the bus driver

Geeezeesus Keeerist Mom!
Never thought I could write these words alone in Calpe

You have no calls
My bloody Valentine. Weird shit.

Cherry on the cake
His body was decorated with fish tattoos always a big plus in Khayyam's book

SATIRE
Salam sobh-e shanbeh

Poem
By Hadi Khorsandi

COVER
Organic connection
Works on paper
By Roshan Houshmand

OPINION
Liberty against all odds
Requiem for Laleh and Ladan
By Ahmad & Mahmoud Sadri

OPINION
Radical surgery is not for us
Maybe what we need, and what Ladan and Laleh needed, is more of accepting what is and changing it little by little
By Ramin Tabib

OPINION
No leaders, no change
When have student riots ever changed a regime?
By Farrokh A. Ashtiani

SATIRE
Salam sobh-e shanbeh
Poem
By Hadi Khorsandi

PROTEST
Demonstration, Los Angeles style
"What do we want? Freedom! When do we want it? After I fix my hair!"
By Katayoon Hadizadeh

OPINION
The last straw

Do what we want, then do what you like with protesters
By Elham Gheytanchi

MUSIC
Bijan Mortazavi

Sweet scent of love
Compiled by Azam Nemati

DIARY
Awi

Part 20

PROTEST
Out in force

Photo essay: Demonstration outside IRI embassy in London
By Cyrus Kadivar

REVOLUTION
Hold the fireworks
July 9th has come and gone without a revolution. Why?
By Naghmeh Sohrabi

POLITICS
Before Satan
There is an inviolable connection between political means and ends
By Nema Milaninia

PROTEST
Seeing red
Demonstration outside IRI embassy in London
By Cyrus Kadivar

PROTEST
The thought that counts

Photo essay: DC pro-democracy rally
By A.M.

PROTEST
No commUNITY

Fed up Iranian youths need our support
By S.K.

COVER
Need for a happy ending
Ladan and Laleh will forever be my role models, my heroes
By Nahal Rose Lalefar

POETRY
Gol-e par par shodeh
dar khaab

By Arash Zarei

POETRY
If not in life

To Laleh & Ladan
By Babak Mozafarian

POETRY
Nasl-e taaziyaneh
va abreesham

By Shokooh Mirzadegi

POETRY
Goodbye
Laleh and Ladan
By Moe

POETRY
Today He lived, today he died
A poem I hope will be proved wrong on 18 Tir
By Amir Nooriala

COVER
Requiem for an Idealist
Cartoon
By Mana Neyestani
Persian original
English translation

MUSIC
Flash music
Animated songs
Compiled by Mani Farhoomand

IRI
Millionaire mullahs

Who controls today's Iran?
By Paul Klebnikov

GLOBALIZATION
Frightening fireworks

Rape of Mexico and Mexicans in the name of capitalism
By Hamid Bakhsheshi

POETRY
My mysterious affair with
Mr. Loneliness in four scenes

By Nahal Naficy

POETRY
Nahal-e Azadi
Freedom
By Arash Zarei

POETRY
Baran

Golchin Gilani's poem in elementary school books
By Moe

This is my favorite poem from my 4th grade Persian textook book. This gem of a poem by Golchin Gilani can still be found in today's textbooks and most school kids have it memorized as we did back then.

POETRY
Thug
War
By David McCoy

POETRY
Tars-e az khod boodan
dar koocheh-haaye parishaan-e man meebaarad

Pouring fear of self
By Massoud Vatankhahi

POETRY
Yaar
Love
By Laleh Mamnoon

POETRY
Ineffable tango
Take my hand
By Dara S. Esfandiary

DIARY
Awi

Part 19

MUSIC
Alireza Eftekhari

Beh yad-e ostad
Compiled by Azam Nemati

HOPE
Ladan, Laleh

Bijani twins' letter before
operation to separate

POETRY
Go to war my
fine young man

By Leora Douraghy

POETRY
Daani keh
cheest dolat?

By M. Keyvan

WOMEN
Tick tick talk

The myth of the biological clock
By Laleh Haghighi

RELIGION
A better way

For every Khomeini and Khamenei there is a Rumi and Shariati
By N.D.

APPEAL
Must act

When life calls upon us
By Amil Imani

COVER
My Yesterdays
Paintings
By Bahar Behbahani

PROTEST
In their honor
Join me in support of Iran's brave students!
By Assal Badrkhani

TRADITION
Tirgan

So that all calamities may sink into the sea
In memory of Arash the Archer

PECULIAR
Spiritual Republic of Iran

The next evolutionary step for Iran and the planet
By Roz Omid

MOMENTS
For everyone

Photo essay: Playing Beatles songs
By Jahanshah Javid

FILM
Retrieving 1931

A family and Prime Minister Foroughi on film
By Farhad Sepahbody

THEATER
Jewtopiamania
A play
By Katayoon Hadizadeh

FILM
Orson's last sigh

Orson Welles journey from Xanadu to Persepolis
By Darius Kadivar

 

 

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