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2003
May

PANEL
There was no shouting
Stanford meeting on Iran and Iranians
By Moe Maleki

MEDIA
Unfit to print
Another New York Times reporter forced to resign
By Suzanne Goldenberg
The Guardian

FICTION
Aakhar-e ta'ziyeh
Short story
By Mahshid Amirshahi

DIARY
Nazanin

Part 34

PREGNANT
Occasional kick
Only 19 weeks pregnant, her belly button has stretched so much it looks Chinese
By Siamack Salri

CULTURE
Iranian photo project
How would you picture Iran's cultural image?
By Nader Davoodi

DEBATE
The following are part of a debate on "Donkeys Party" mailing list moderated by Abdee Kalantari.

Heard enough
It’s high time we turned a deaf
ear to those who misled the
nation for quarter of a century
By Roya Hakakian

Chi fekr mikardim...
Chi shod!
By Mahmoud Sadri

MEDIA
Wake up Mr. Journalist
Journalists do not take the extra step to explore the real motives in world affairs
By Mohamad Purqurian

FILM
Raiders of black gold

Hollywood and oil
By Darius Kadivar

COVER
Shedding
Installations: A metaphor for loss
By Haleh Niazmand

COMMENTARY
Disturbing opportunism

Change in Iran ought to flourish without external threats of violence and invasion
By Behrooz Ghamari

DANCE
It's angry
It's flamenco
By Golareh Safarian

IRAN
Begom Soltan
A true story
By Shahriar Zahedi

LIFE
Gloria on the Mediterranean
She rode a silver Suzuki wrapping her legs around her separated Apollo
By Kristopher Kolumbus

IRAN
A noble thought is where?
Little dignity left for the "Islamic State"
By Simin Behbahani
Translated by Moe Maleki

FILM
Good long look in the mirror
Innocence regained: American movies after 9/11
By Ahmad Sadri

REPUBLIC
Baraaye ettehaad-e jomhourikhaahaan-e Iran
Republicans unite for democracy

MIDDLE EAST
Road to civil war

The Middle East Road Map
By Sharif N. Mafi

DIARY
Awi
Part 15

STUDENTS
Bogzaareed taa een vatan dobaareh vatan shavad
Students warn IRI leaders

COVER
Imagining how it is
Political cartoons
By Ali Divandari

FILM
Good long look in the mirror
Innocence regained: American movies after 9/11
By Ahmad Sadri

MUSIC
Shahram Solati
23 additional songs
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
Berkeley brushes
Paintings
By Mokhtar Paki

INTERVIEW
Comedy dar vaashangton
Bourgeois Iranian opposition meeting in Washington
Interview with Ali Javadi

COMMUNIQUE
Dar aastaaneye 18 Tir
Preparing for June 9 demonstrations
By Heshmat Tabarzadi

IRAQ
Fault lines
Will Islamism be a feature of post-Saddam Iraq?
By Iqbal Latif

DIARY
Nazanin

Part 33

FAMILY
Forgiveness
The distance between him and me got bigger every day
By Fatemeh Parsa

PHOTOGRAPHY
Nice to meet you
Photo essay: People
By Cyrus Akhlaghi

ART
Figuring the world

Paintings
By Minoo Ansary

AMERICAN
The end of camelot
Tales from the zirzameen
By Brian Appleton

DIASPORA
We are all the same
I assured him that religion did not matter to me at all
By Ariana Far

COVER
Doing what is right
God and people in Farhang Mehr's Zoroastrianism
By Hormuzd A. Katki

DIPLOMATIC DIARY
Cats & dogs
The Shah's visit to France, with a few untold accounts
By Farhad Sepahbody

HERITAGE
First fire
Save Parsi site from extinction
By Noshirwan Mistry

PHOTOGRAPHY
Saint Sorrow
Photo essay: Ashura
By Ali Rafiei

FOOD
Extra-terrestrial cravings
When I was small, Persian food used to scare me
By Niki Tehranchi

IRAQ
Our Paul Bremer?
Member of elite US team to help Iraq reconstruction is half-Iranian
By Mahmoud Ghaffari

EMIGRANT
Far from heaven
Where he belonged was where he ran away from
By Torang Asadi

DIARY
Awi

Part 14

COVER Part 1
Een gozashteh beh cheh dard aayandeh meekhorad?
What good is our past?
By Ramin Kamran

COVER Part 2
Gorooh-haaye do-rageh
Hybrid political groups
By Ramin Kamran

US-IRAN
Haqqeh nefrat
Reply to Secretary Powell
By Dariush Sajjadi

US-IRAN
From containment to empowerment
Let the democratic movement of the Iranian people to develop from inside
By Hossein Bagher Zadeh

REVOLUTION
A beginning with no end
We seem to believe that in one mere revolutionary moment freedom ought to happen
By Nina Farnia

MUSIC
Shahab
18 songs from two more albums
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
Down Under's shadow

Involuntary repatriation of Iranian asylum seekers
By Catherine McMahon

FILM
Cyrus is coming
To a theater near you
By Fiachra Gibbons

GLOBALIZATION
American World Order
Interview with Farhang Rajaee
By Fariba Amini

DIARY
Nazanin
Part 32

IRAN
Waiting for our turn
The world has still not heard our stories
By Najmeh Fakhraie

US-IRAN
Dealing with devils
Will Washington make a deal with the IRI? It shouldn't.
Massud Alemi

US-IRAN
Overthrow, over time
Outside liberators are nothing but conquerors
By Farhad Radmehrian

COVER
Weeds
My father had plans for grass and cypress trees
By Siamak Vossoughi

FICTION
Trip to Qom
Short story
By Azam Nemati

DIASPORA
Where are you vermin?

Crushing my enemies in my ever-vibrant and busy imagination
By Alidad Vassigh

REPLY
Not a game
The war was a game only to thugs who played it that way
By Mohamad Purqurian

LITERATURE
Love conquers age
Lord Byron and Persia
By G.R. Sami Gorgan Roodi

HISTORY
India's Parthian colony
On the origin of the Pallava empire of Dravidia
By Dr. Samar Abbas

PROFILING
Trouble on board
Sometimes Middle-Eastern-looking men are just Middle-Eastern-looking men
By Ahmad Sadri

DIASPORA
Dreaming of farang
Travelers Part V
By Laleh Haghighi

LIFE
With amazing grace
On a sunny afternoon in October, memory paid me a powerful visit
By Golareh Safarian

PHOTOGRAPHY
Friend

Photo essay
By Atieh Noori

REVIEW
Ketaabi az Mossadegh
Notes on reprinting a Mossadegh book
By Ramin Kamran

PEOPLE
Food & Co.

To my parents, on Mother’s Day
By Parissa Sohie

MIDDLE EAST
Not too shaby
Demise of numerous tasteless archenemies
By Sharif N. Mafi

HOROSCOPE
Out cruising

You this month
By Madam Bayaz

CAUSE
Women's independent library
Establishing a non-governmental center in
Tehran with people's support

DIARY
Awi

Part 13

COVER
East meets the absurd
Paintings
By Nami Petgar

MOTHER
But then I touch her hands
This person is unmistakably my mother
By Golnar Fozi

HOME
The house of broken memories
Four walls, inside which every night had been filled with food, laughter, and good company
By Assal Badrkhani

CARTOONS
The graduate
Four years in Iranian universities
By Unknown Cartoonist

PLAN
Unspeakable solution
For Iraq
By Guive Mirfendereski

MUSIC
Moin
23 additional songs
Compiled by Azam Nemati

LIFE
Two stories by Kristopher Kolumbus
Under the stars in Calpe
She bumped into her turn to the future
Tomato and bacon sandwich
He entered her greedily

DIARY
Nazanin's great leap
Part 31

COVER
Despised we should not be
On the survival and progress of unpopular minorities in the United States
By Nader Habibi

RIGHTS
So I turned away
Seeing your him on the street
By Nikoo G

RIGHTS
Leave home without it
Credit card companies cancel on Muslim New Yorkers
By Hilary Russ

DIASPORA
The heart that still beats

The challenge of bringing Iranians together
By Mohammad Ala

WOMEN
Covered in messages
The veil as a political tool
By Azadeh Namakydoust

COVER
Persian is our secret
The power of language and its effects on the lives of Iranians in the West
By Arash Emamzadeh

SATIRE
What a shame
Looting of the oldest "dildo" from Baghdad Museum
By Siamack Baniameri

DIASPORA
Looking at Lady Liberty
I arrived in New York City with two pistachios in my pocket
By Farid Moghadassi

LIFE
Future seemed bright
The travelers, Part IV
By Laleh Haghighi

FICTION
Jassem
Short story
By Abbas Sahraee

HOME
Gozaree az koocheh pas koocheh haaye tehroon
From Shoosh to Molavi, 1960-70
By Arash Zarei

FICTION
The boy who believed everything
A fable
By Siamak Vossoughi

IRANIANS
Battle of symbols
Human rights alone need to be our goal
By Nema Milaninia

IRAN
May Day
A letter from Tehran
By A Tehrani

IRAN
Searching for America
A terrorist wants you to be intolerant toward your own people
By Arezou Raeisghasem

MEDIA
Winning hearts and minds?
Or earning trust and respect in the Middle East
By Haleh Vaziri

HOME
Bye bye Berkeley
UCLA should be a blast
By Assal Badrkhani

DIARY
Awi

Part 12

COVER
Entrate
Photo essay: A comedy with no story
By Arash Radpour

IRAN
The camel never forgets
Bush should press IRI for democratic reforms
By Massud Alemi

IRAN
Children of a lesser God
Setting the record straight on my own generation's childhood
By Reza Bayegan

IRAQ
McIllusions
Democracy is not like making an omelet

By Majid Tehranian

IRAN
Political Paralysis Syndrome
The case of Iran
By Ahmad Sadri

DIARY
Nazanin's great leap
Part 30

COVER
All over the place
Photo essay: Women on Labor Day
By Babak Sedighi

BOOK
First heart beat

Forough Farrokhzad's letters to her husband

WAR
Rhetoric and apples
Oh my God! I can' believe I'm hearing this from my own father
By Golareh Safarian

REVIEW
Just a matter of time
Tonight Haale, one of my favorite singers, was performing at Joe’s Pub
By Shiva Bahmani

BABIES
One... two...

“TWINS! I know you're in there... this is your daddy speaking! HELLO! HELLO!”
By Siamack Salari.

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