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2003
November

COVER
1001 nights
Shahrzad's new album

MOTHER
Infuriatingly good
Remembering Kristopher Kolumbus
By Golnar Fozi

OPINION
Waiting for Allah
Defeatism in the Islamic World has become a currency and self-inflicted pain has become pleasure
By Iqbal Latif

SAN FRANCISCO
The couple
Love's limits
By Siamak Vossoughi

SUSPECT
What people say
Suicide bomber or CIA agent?
By Megabiz Irani

COVER
In their place
Photo essay: Home of the Forouhars
By M.A.

THANKSGIVING
Facing the music
Thanks to 2003: a year filled with terror and moral decadence
By Mandana Beigi

OPINION
Be fair
People like Ebadi have fought for freedom and human rights in Iran for the past 23 years. What have you done?
By Taraneh Izadi

OPINION
Open criticism
It is the responsibility of every one of us to challenge each other and to make views transparent
By Sheema Kalbasi

SPORTS
Today and yesterday's champions
While Iranian weightlifters scoop gold, previous champions struggle to survive
By Dr. Mohammad Ala

FICTION
Return of Shahrzad
Part II
By Eric J. Jerpe

LIFE
She waves back
Two short stories
By Kristopher Kolumbus

ROOTS
At home amongst the Zoroastrians
...in Manhattan
By Simin K.

THEATER
Sargozasht-e seh doreh
Research on Iranian theater
By Nader Davoodi

USA
That November day
About losing a good man who cared about public service
By Farid Moghadassi

COVER
The boy who invaded my life
Part II
By Reza Ordoubadian

ENCOUNTER
There's more to writing
Reflection on meeting an author
By Zohreh Khazai-Ghahremani

MUSIC
Iraj
Ghazal-khaan
By Compiled by Azam Nemati

OPINION
Virtue or rights?
Constitutional law
By Sam Ghandchi

OPINION
Real axis of evil
European Union's flirtation with the Axis of Evil delays democracy in the region
By Ardavan Bahrami

RIGHTS
Rights we've come to expect
The most basic principle of American democracy is the right to criticize government
By Mana Tahaie

COVER
I know you
Photography
By Mohammad Tehrani

BUSH
The occasional diary of Ali Ziba
Naughty thoughts before the London march
By Peyvand Khorsandi

SELF-PORTRAIT
Free to suffocate
Photography
By Susan Zahedi

QAJAR
Villa Danesh
Mystery solved: Prince Arfa's house in Monte Carlo
Manoutcher Eskandari-Qajar

POLITICIAN
The pragmatic conservative
The man who wants to save the mullahs
By Farhad Radmehrian

HISTORY
Baazgoshaaee-ye parvandeye 28 Mordaad
Interview with Mahmoud Kashani
From ISNA

COVER
Beyond the surface
Paintings
By Jaleh Etemad

WOMEN
User friendly feminist

When did the collective female conscious underwent a collective lobotomy?
By Afsaneh Bahrami

DIARY
Escape from Abadan

Part 6
By Houman Jazaeri

MEMORIES
Born again
Part three: Story of an MKO member
By Sepideh

DIARY
Awi

Part 26

COVER
The lawyer's lens
Photography
By Nima Taradji

FICTION
Jashn-e tavalod

For A. T.
By Hossein Nushazar

FICTION
Return of Shahrzad
Part 1
By Eric J. Jerpe

FICTION
Bahram
Short story
By Azam Nemati

ETHNIC
Unwilling warriors
Bosnian Muslims
By Omer Hadziselimovic

LEADER
Mossadegh-e Dovom
Who is/are the next Mossadegh?
By Ali Nazer

U.S.-IRAN
Amman az raah-e door...
U.S. policy & terrorism
By Ramin Kamran

ACTIVIST
Dreaming on a bike
Poupeh cycles around the world for peace
By Katayoon Hadizadeh

MUSIC
Shahram Nazeri
Dar Golestaaneh
Compiled by Azam Nemati

CURIOUS
Home of the unknown
Photo essay: Monte Carlo building
By Faryar Mansouri

SATIRE
Allaf-e Zia o Haleh nabaash
Junk (Iranian satellite) TV
By Hadi Khorsandi

SATIRE
Amoo's checkup
I took my uncle, who was visiting from Iran, to the doctor
By Siamack Baniameri

SEX
One fine day
The first time I did it
By Fatemeh Parsa

USA
A prayer
My Thanksgiving prayer for this year
By Jalil Mortazavi

REVIEW
Iranism in time
Book: The Idea of Iran
By Ranin Kazemi

COVER
Open season on sultans
Photo essay: Zell-e Sultan's fortress
By Abbas Soltani

SATIRE
Dear Amoo George
Get rid of the sanctions
By Behrouz Bahmani

RIGHTS
Exclusion and complicity
Becoming a lesbian in diaspora
By Choob Dosar-Gohi

OPINION
As if we NEEDED the Nobel

The reality is that the West treats the rest of the world as less than equal
By Mohamad Purqurian

PRIDE
God bless Team Melli
We all know where we were Hamid Estilli scored that looping header
By Amir Nooriala

MUSIC
Dastan Ensemble
Journey to Perisa
Compiled by Azam Nemati

FICTION
Shiva
Short story
By Moniroo Ravanipour

FOOD
From our sofreh to yours
Thanksgiving dinner recipes with Iranian flavors
By Maryam Kamarei Sagheb

IDENTITY
Kii boodiim? Kii hastam?

On being half-Persian
By Cyrus J. Farivar

FICTION
Crawlin' king snake

Short story
By Shahriar Zahedi

OBITUARY
Loss of a Ferdowsi scholar
The death of Jerome Clinton
By Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak

DIASPORA
Soccer pride
From southern California to Iranians everywhere
By Pouya Alimagham

LIFE
A man with his little sister
Discoveries
By Siamak Vossoughi

DIARY
Awi
Part 25

COVER
Artush and the riddles of life
Short story
By Farid Parsa

RIGHTS
Wrong direction
Condemning the Bush Administration on approach to freedom and security
By Al Gore

FAITH
On a path
It is about belief in the Love of God
By Arezou Raeisghasem

OPINION
Jaam-e zahr!
Iran's nucelar compromise
By Dariush Sajjadi

POINT
Dillis and doughnuts
You can't just go to war, say, unless France, Russia and Syria approve
By Alidad Vassigh

LIFE
Shit! At the blue cafe
Ah, Love! Could thou and I conspire
By Kristopher Kolumbus

COVER
Compelling circumstances
Paintings
By Behroo Bagheri

MEMORIES
Secret treasure

Don Bosco boys camp, Noshahr, 1972
By Jahanshah Javid

INDIVIDUAL
Count me out
Keivan's arguments for anti-nationalism
By Dananjay Anandan

OPINION
The burnt generation
Gap between official slogans and people's perception of the state
By Amir Azar & Mehrzad Pedram

MUSIC
Vafaie
Barg-e Sabz
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
Backstage
Photo essay: Beyzaie's play and players
By Nader Davoodi

 

LIFE
It socks
Where do socks go? Who am I going to call? Sockbusters?
By Simin Habibian

TRAVELERS
Passenger to Tehran
Travel diary from 1926 Iran
By Vita Sackville-West

LETTER
Missed facts
Need for objective study of the Qajars
By Ferydoun Barjesteh van Waalwijk van Doorn

OPINION
Getting priorities straight
Helping Iranians is helping the world
By Pouya Alimagham

MUSIC
Ebi in 2003
Shab-e Niloufari
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
Standing ovation
Photo essay: Vigen's funeral
By Shahrokh Mortazavi

LETTER
Dear Sir
A presumptuous note
By Ali Sadri

IDENTITY
Hamid and Harry
Here and there
By Amir Nooriala

OBSERVER
Are Iranians different?
Why am I, an American, learning Farsi?
By Kelly Hulme

USA
Can we talk?
Mr. President?
By Jalil Mortazavi

RIGHTS
Farhang-e estelaahaat-e zendaaniyaan-e siyaasi
Prison dictionary
By Azam Kiakojouri

RIGHTS
The forgotten prisoner
Abbas Amir-Entezam, Iran's longest-serving political prisoner
By Fariba Amini

FOREIGN POLICY
The place of paranoia
... in Iran-U.S. relations
By Guive Mirfendereski

LIFE
Settling down
The puzzle that seemed so easy and fun is getting on to me
By Linda Ghassemi

DIARY
Escape from Abadan
Part 5
By Houman Jazaeri

COVER
Time & space
Sculpture
By Bijan Nemati Sharif

PHOTOGRAPHY
Why not
Photo essay: Nudes
By Nazak Pahlavi

PHOTOGRAPHY
Altered state
Photo essay: Iran
By Nader Davoodi

PHOTOGRAPHY
Mannequin
Photo essay
By Tooraj Khamenehzadeh

PHOTOGRAPHY
High & low
Photo essay: France
By Javad Montazeri

PHOTOGRAPHY
Pixels of me
Photo essay
By Laleh Z. Aali

HISTORY
Reasserting the truth
Iranology is alive
By Fatema Soudavar Farmanfarmaian

WRITER
A plea
An Iranian writer in the post 9/11 world remembers Sadegh Hedayat
By Mammad Aidani

MEMORIES
Behind Amjadieh
Last part
By Hooshyar F. Naraghi

MEMORIES
Born again
Part two: Story of an MKO member,
By Sepideh

COVER
Wanted
Cartoons
By Mahmoud

 

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