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2003
March

NOROOZ
4-shanbeh soori in da house
On New York's Williamsburg waterfront
Written and photographed by Ramin Talaie

SHAHANSHAHI
Reform or rebirth for Iran?
After the death of Khomeini's republic
By Amir-Khosrow Sheibany and Mihandoust

DIASPORA
Happy Now Ruzz
er noRowse, er Norooz, er No Rooz... in Berkeley
By Bruce Bahmani

PEACE
Young & restless & right
Photo essay: Student peace rally, Melbourne, Australia
By Azade Akhlaghi

WAR
Where's the silver lining?
Thinking of all that is going wrong in the world. The war, for instance
By Parissa Sohie

HISTORY
Saabeghye eskaan-e qabaayel-e Arab dar Khuzestan
Arab settlements in Khuzestan
By Amir-Hussain Khunji

MUSIC
Aref
Greatest hits
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
No surprise?
Iranian of the year
By Jahanshah Javid

BOOK
Letters from Tehran
1988-1994
By Behrooz Emdadi Assl

LIFE
Numb
Addiction to food is costing me the real me
By Arezou Raeisghasem

ADVERTISING
For sale
Photo essay: Billboards in Tehran
By Mahsa J

LIFE
It hurts
But I hope he pops it in his mouth for Norooz
By Kristopher Kolumbus

MUSIC
Abdol-Vahab Shahidi
Tanhaa Biyaa
Compiled by Azam Nemati

MEDIA
Cultural mirrors
Iranian satellite TV channels
By Yahya Kamalipour

ADVERTISING
For sale
Photo essay: Billboards in Tehran
By Mahsa J

DIARY
Awi
Part 7

LIFE
Nane gol
Maybe I wish I could have lived a more simple life like my nanny
By Azadeh Ensha

BOY
How to score
Opening my brother-in-law's eyes to the world of girls
By Siamack Salari

LIFE
17, plus tax
It's my birthday
By Niki Tehranchi

DIARY
Nazanin's great leap
Part 25

EXILE
Ghorbati
The purgatory of exile: Persian intellectuals in America
By Abbas Milani

POETRY
Shamloo va aayandeye she're faarsee
Shamloo and the future of Persian poetry
By Esmail Nooriala

IRAN
Mossadegh nadaareem, Shaah tahiyeh meeshavad
Producing a Shah in the absence of a Mossadegh
By Ramin Kamran

WAR
High noon in Baghdad
"Either you're with us or you're against us" leaves little room for doubt. Refreshing indeed
By William Baker

NEXT
Freedom for fools
A bloody, messy, destructive conflict just so we can be "rid of the mullahs"?
By B. Banaei

PEACE
Weapons of mass frustration
Photo essay: Peace march in New York
By Reza Mazaheri

POETRY
Aghaaye Raeesjomhoor
By Massoud Vatankhahi

That's all
By Saghar Barzmehri

Shock and awe
By Babak Mozafarian

Mama in the war
By Sheema Kalbasi

My land
By Reza Nabavian

MUSIC
Ahdieh
Ghaasedak
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
The bells toll
Exit Khatamism. Enter radical reform
By Ahmad Sadri

OPINION
And the Oscar goes to...
Freedom of speech
By Saba Nejad

WAR
Unapologetic imperial rule
It may not be an entirely bad thing
By A. Shahmolki

DIARY
Nazanin's great leap
Part 24

DIARY
Awi
Part 6

COVER
Friendly fire
Photo essay: Chahaarshanbeh-Soori in Berkeley
By Jahanshah Javid

NOROOZ
It was sacred
It is never the same
By Shirin Tabibzadeh

WAR
Curious justice
And so goes a faulty case for war
By Farhad Radmehrian

REBEL
The red rose
A biogrpahy of Khosrow Golesorkhi
By Maziar Behrouz

POETRY
Lotf-e Bahar
By Fereydoun Moshiri

New year
By Reza Meshkini

Aghaaz-e saal
By Hassan Karimi

MSUIC
Haale
Iranian Alternative Radio's
Artist of the week

WAR
The humanist alternative
One doesn't have to choose between Mickey Mouse and the mullahs
By Asghar Massombagi

OPINION
Havaadaari az siyaasat-e Amrikaa?
Supporting U.S. policy or preserving Iran's interests?
By Ramin Kamran

WAR
The price of a man
Offer Saddam a fraction of the cost of war
By Saba Nejad

COVER
In search of Dali's miracles
Watching Kiarostami may prove there are other alternatives
By Madame Bayaz

WAR
Thank you George
Thank you for ignoring us
By Paulo Coelho

WAR
Let the party begin
I can see celebrations in Basra, Karballa, and Najaf already
By Sharif N Mafi

CIVILIZATION
Whose world is it anyway?
Our common civilization
By Khodadad Rezakhani

FILM
Till money do us part
Milani's film bares love & marriage
By Poopak Taati

LIFE
I hear the bus coming
He was born under a different star
By Kristopher Kolumbus

COVER
Shemshaad playground
Childhood in Abadan
By Mahsa J

WAR
Fair warning
We are on a runaway train and the conductor doesn't care
By Daniel Patrick Welch

WAR
Road map to Baghdad and beyond
Writing's on the wall
By Iqbal Latif

DIASPORA
Who will remember us?
My generation
By Assal Badrkhani

AMERICA
Sunset mirage
Too many dates and donkey rides don't mix
By FF

DIARY
Awi
Part 5

COVER
WHO is Shadmehr Aghili?!!
He's good. No, I mean really good
By Behrouz Bahmani

WAR
The war brief
In support of the war against Iraq
By Guive Mirfendereski

OPINION
A triangle of realpolitik
Iran, Iraq and the United States
By Mansour Farhang

ACTIVISM
Pedaling for peace
Iranian globetrotters on bikes -- and a mission
Written and photographed
By Ben Bagheri

OPINION
A few years away
Are we closer than ever in developing The Bomb?
By Mahyar Etminan

DIARY
Nazanin's great leap
Part 23

BOOK
Who's really in charge
Fundamental weakness of the Iranian press
By Geneive Abdo and Jonathan Lyons

FICTION
Baar-e ezaafeh
Short story
By Qasem Nosrati

AMERICAN
Gathering clouds
Summer of 1978
By Brian Appleton

WAR
Welcome to the chapel of peril
The struggle that is life cannot be stopped in the name of peace
By Amir

IRANIANS
Don't mess with Persians!
A night out with the boys
By Arash Seyedalikhani

COVER
Axis of rational alternatives
Thinking more creatively about global security
By Majid Tehranian

WAR
America, the neighbourhood gendarme
Better than Vichy French, Putin's Kreplakistan and communist China
By Alidad Vassigh

WAR
More than oil
You have to feel sorry for Iraqis
By Ali Khalili

MEDIA
Meanwhile in Palestine
I wonder if there are any mediocre bombmakers?
By Sharif N Mafi

MINORITIES
Imagine being a Jew in Iran
Current condition of Iranian Jewry
By Pooya Dayanim

MUSIC
Barg-e Sabz
Shajarian, Masoudi, Vafaie
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
Different direction
Photo essay: Young Iranians
By Nader Davoodi

SATIRE
Veiled humor
A female Muslim stand-up comic?
By Annika S. Hipple

OPINION
There will NOT be a war
The game of chicken and Las Vegas odd-makers
By Tagi Sagafi-nejad

WOMEN
Something wrong
Me and my veiled cousin
By Mona M. Maisami

SATIRE
Interview with an Iranian man
Iranian men have "tendencies"
By Siamack Baniameri

DIARY
Nazanin's great leap
Part 22

DIARY
Awi
Part 4

MUSIC
Omid
Hazrat-e Eshgh
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
The age of war
Photo essay: President Bush on TV
By Jahanshah Javid

GAME
Korkoree
Takhteh is more than a game for me
By Niki Tehranchi

CAMPAIGN
Who cared
Photo essay: Council election campaign posters
By Ali Rafiei

HISTORY
37 days
A cautionary tale that must not be forgotten
By Cyrus Kadivar

IRAN
Reset
Revolutionary images: Posters, clocks, serving trays ...
By Jason Rezaian

PUNCH
Zaeefeh ammateh
Photo essay: Women's boxing
By Laleh Dehnad

ACTIVISM
To be or not to be an idiot
The public exhibition of ignorance is scary
By H. Utanazad

FILM
Khayyam with popcorn
Persian poet in the eyes of Hollywood
By Darius Kadivar

NOROOZ
Seven secret recipes
Memories of baking treats for Norooz
By Banu
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IRAN
23 exposure
Photo essay: Tehran, Kelardasht...
By Nersi Zand

DIARY
Awi's diary
Part 3

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