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2003
June

MOJAHEDIN
Sad spectacle

Self-immolation not for freedom, bur for a leader
By Babak Mazarei

IRAN-US
Short of military action

Iranians, now, more than ever, need the U.S. as a strong-armed friend
By Shahla Azizi

IRAN-US
Perils of impatience

Any U.S. intervention, including enthusiastic support for the student protesters, would be disastrous
By Reza Zaheri

DEMOCRACY
Some do's and don'ts

Political culture and obstacles to democracy in Iran
By Masoud Kazemzadeh

COVER
Element of surprise

Paintings
By Amad Eslami

IDENTITY
Pomegranates and black tea, that's me
But many have become ethnic impostors where being Iranian is synonymous with being a terrorist
By Niki Tehranchi

DEMOCRACY
Coke or Pepsi?
Democrat or Republican, what's the difference?
By Pedram Moallemian

TOUCH
The cure
Eye contact, smile, Titanic, flowers & perfume would do it
By Arash Emamzadeh

TRIP
They knew
Breaking habit, wind & my waistline
By Siamack Salari

MUSIC
Golpa
Iranian music at its best
Compiled by Azam Nemati

AMERICAN
In freefall
Tales from the zirzameen
By Brian Appleton

IDEAS
What's the alternative?
Send your ideas and visions on what Iran's government should be like
By Naghmeh Sohrabi

OBSERVER
Land of perpetual defeat

Persians love to dwell upon tears and death has lived its day and is sinking into senility
By Leopold Weiss

RUSSIA
Same big bad bear
The world expects more from country that gave birth to Sakharov
By Reza Bayegan

OPINION
This chap aint no champion

I am angry that Iranians are so naïve as to fall fo Reza Pahlavi
By Ali Ezzatyar

REVOLUTION
Too late

... to try to blame others for the mess Jebheh Melli created
By Hassan ', Ph.D.

STATESMAN
Man in the middle

Hoveyda sacrificed by opposing camps, one to save the crown the other to trash it
By Mahmoud 'ari

RIGHTS
Who says a fetus is not a human?

Abortion should be seen as a crime just like murder
By Yashar Zhalehdoust

ART
The accidental politician

Interview with Iranian artist Bahar Behbahani
By Termeh Rassi

TOUCH
Kiss
With the gentleness of a freight train
By Assal Badrkhani

ART
On the outside

Graphic art
By Azadeh

ART
A lot to talk about

Paintings
By Toktam Baghdadi-Tayefeh

MUSIC
Zubin
Romance and Nostalgia hit home in a new album
By Behrouz Bahmani

AWI
Awi
Part 18

MUSIC
Uncharted territory
Som'ma: Uncompromising virtuosos
By Babak Khiavchi

EDUCATION
Band-Aid solution
Affirmative action does not confront the larger problem of racism
By Roozbeh Shirazi

WMD
Don Quixote’s Iranian bomb

Lies about nuclear bomb making capabilities
By Sharif N. Mafi

MEDIA
Abandoning the messy truth
When facts didn't quite fit the drama
By Asghar Massombagi

POLITICS
Democratic blackmail

Questioning conditions that have lead to proliferation of discourses on democracy and referendum
By Choob Dosar-Gohi

OPTIMISM
Not as big as you think
Couple of thousand protesters in a city of 10 million
By Farhad Radmehrian

PROTESTS
Growing and spreading
Civil disobedience and international pressure leading up to July 9th anniversary
By Cyrus Kadivar

OPINION
Spontaneous courage

New signs in the nature of protests
By Shahla Azizi

LIFE
Khaaneh-ee keh nardeh haaye zard daasht
The house with the yellow fence
By Sadaf Kiani

LIFE MATE
A realistic Cinderella
What I want is someone to share my incompleteness
By Arezou Raeisghasem

COVER
For better days
A song about/for freedom
By Shahrzad Sepanlou

COVER
The magic stick
What your involuntary movements may tell about histories that haunt you
By Madame Bayaz

COVER
Globalized journalism
International news is a good local story
By Doug McGill

COVER
World order
Cartoons
By Ali Shahali

OPINION
This one is their battle
Stand up for youth and forget yourselves
By Setareh Sabety

IRAN-US
Naked in a tree-less forest
Bush's shameless hypocrisy
By Guive Mirfendereski

VOICE
Dear Mr. President
How should the U.S. respond to demonstrations in Tehran?
By Dokhi Fassihian

DIARY
Nazanin
Part 37 - last

EXPRESSION
Op-pen dat societeee, bitch
The thinking couch potato's musical
By Alidad Vassigh

MUSIC
Ey Iran
More patriotic & revolutionary songs
Compiled by Mani Farhoomand

MUSIC
Gita
"Khaahesh Mikonam"
Compiled by Azam Nemati

REFERENDUM
Are we worthy?
... enough to have Reza Pahlavi back? Yes we are.
By Amir-Khosrow Sheibany

THUGS
Terrorized to insanity
Walking through a most violent display not on donkeys, but motorcycles, with swinging chains and waving knives
By Amir

IRAN-US
Pitfalls of foreign intervention
Iran's democratic movement could be significantly harmed by hawkish US policies
By Mehrdad Valibeigi

LIFE
Clear mountain stream at the station
The connoisseur does not miss the opportunity
By Kristopher Kolumbus

POETRY
You whisper in my ear

(pedar sag)
By my friend's 14-year-old daughter

POETRY
Murder in Victoria Park

By Naz Rakhshandeh

POETRY
I ran

By Jam

COVER
You the people
We the Rulers
By Naghmeh Sohrabi

SATIRE
Roadmap to Democracy

From Yaboo maps
By Kabob

IRAN-US
Change will come from within
Interview with a former American diplomat in Tehran
By Fariba Amini.

PSYCHOLOGY
Jump on your couch
What makes people happy?
By Arash Emamzadeh

COVER
A raw deal
The Shah and the Ayatollah six months before the revolution
By Bahram Bahramian

OPINION
The last thing Iran needs

Do people of Iran really need a foreigner to bring democracy?
By Laleh Larijani

OPINION
Shah of State

Serving no more than eight years
By Baraitna Irani

COVER
Boiling over

Photo essay: Student protests

SONG
Bahaaraan Khojasteh Baad

Lyrics to popular revolutionary song
By Keramat Daneshian

OPINION
Opening up

The role of Iranian-others
By Nema Milaninia

COVER
Extra large
Photo essay: Persepolis
By Reza Memar

OPINION
To resign or not to resign
That moment has arrived for the Iranian reformers
By Ahmad Sadri

OPINION
Axis of stability
America will have no better friend than a Democratic Iran
By Shahriar Zangeneh

DIARY
Nazanin

Part 36

DIARY
Awi
Part 17

MUSIC
Shahrokh
Romantic songs from a different time
Compiled by Azam Nemati

SATIRE
Satellite Revolution!
Dude, it's over. People are in the streets...
By Siamack Baniameri

THOUGHT
The wheel

We either live together or fall to the horrors that we are so knowingly capable of
By FF

FICTION
Cognac for two

Short story
By Golareh Safarian

POETRY
Time

Poem: Father's day
By Reza Nabavian

POETRY
Pedar

Poem: Father's day
By Arash Zarei

POETRY
Only when lost

Poem
By Laleh Ghadiri

EMAIL
Kaash hameh chiz veeraan shavad
Tonight in Tehran
By V.

IRAQ
"Occupation" is an ugly word

But it's the one that immediately comes to mind when you've spent some time in the new Baghdad
By Borzou Daragahi

ART
Sangsaar

Paintings
By Sheema Kalbasi

ART
Graceful gaze

Paintings
By Maryam Ramazani

FOOD
The man behind the apron
Faz feeds souls as well as appetites
By Behrouz Bahmani

PHOTOGRAPHY
Love you to death

Photo essay: Cockfight
By Amir Pouyan Shiva

COVER
From Abadan to Whittier
Coming to America
By Firoozeh Dumas

OPINION
Beegaanegee

Self-alienation & reverence for foreign cultures
By Mohamad Purqurian

DIARY
Nazanin

Part 35

COVER
Signs in Egypt
Photo essay
By Namdar Nasser

SATIRE
Turning fear into funny

Maz Jobrani: Iranian-born comic/actor
By Sanaz Khalaj

WOMEN
One of God's...
... most precious treasures: Iranian women
By Mr Je Sea

MUSIC
The Boyz
Great "neenaash naash"!
Compiled by Azam Nemati

SATIRE
Naagofteh-haaye Aqaba

Middle East peace talks
By Asghar Agha

HONORARY PHD
Too smart for our own good

When you spend too much time in academia, something happens to you
By Shahriar Zahedi

COVER
Hushi
Photo essay: Fashion
By Hushidar Mortezaie

WAR
At home with a poet
War is over for those who want it. War is far from over
By Peyvand Khorsandi

OPINION
Model Arab democracy
United States needs to continue forward with Iraq policies
By Andy Noble, Indianapolis, Indiana

LITERATURE
Khoda Hafez Rumi

Book review: Manouchehr Parvin's Dardedel
By Fereshteh Davaran

LIFE
The bullies

I knew and they knew that a skinny kid could not fight back
By Mammad Aidani.

MUSIC
Iraj
"In Memory of Fardin"
Compiled by Azam Nemati

MUSIC
Shakila
"Kami baa man modaaraa kon"
Compiled by Azam Nemati

DIARY
Awi

Part 16

 

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