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2003
October

TRIBUTE
As the fountains go
A poem for Vigen
By Amir

IDEAS
From Islam to the West
Interview with Dariush Homayoun
By Reza Bayegan

IDEAS
Why I'm not a monarchist
We cannot turn back history
By Amil Imani

CALIFORNIA FIRES
Hell in heaven
How can humanity survive when help itself is doomed helpless?
By Zohreh Khazai-Ghahremani

RUMI
Call me bigheyrat
I have been a zealot for too long to demand poetic justice now
By Anoosh Ariapour

REMEMBERED
The dear hunter

Quintessential nice guy of Iranian entertainment
By Beh Bagheri

COVER
Can't beat that
Photo essay: Food & travel in Iran
By Kaveh Bazargan

DIASPORA
First time
California fires and smoking habits
Written by AF
Photographed by Kambiz Kashani

LIFE
Virtual solutions
What is the world coming to?
By Nikoo

LIFE
The white balcony
Francisco had long gone leaving Carmen alone and vunerable
By Kristopher Kolumbus

FESTIVAL
Spreading joy
Mehregan celebrations in Orange County, California
By Hossein Hosseini

CAPTIVITY
Let my friend go
Dariush Zahedi, a good soul and a brilliant mind, is a prisoner in Iran
By Ramin Tabib

SAVIOR
Montazer-e "naaji" namaaneem
WE are the saviors
By Niloofar Beyzaie

ANALYSIS
A woman of action
Shirin's Ebadi's background and the impact of her Nobel Peace Prize
By Farhang Jahanpour

IDEAS
The next chapter
Atypical conversations with Daryush Shayegan on the impact of ideology in contemporary Iranian history
By Simon F. O'Li (Oliai)

COVER
The calling
Paintings
By Hamid Zavareei

GEOGRAPHY
Crimes against history
Toponymics of political change
By Guive Mirfendereski

QAJARS
Persia's honor
Remembering Soltan Ahmad Shah
By Manoutchehr Eskandari-Qajar

DIASPORA
Drained and exhausted
Trying to keep up with Iranian culture
By Heresh Rezavandi

SLEEP
To hell and back
Dreams
By Babak Khiavchi

MUSIC
Emad Ram
Khodaayaa
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
Free style
Photo essay: snapshots in Italy
By Dariush Radpour

FICTION
Mehmaankhaaneye Madame Beaujean
A story of addiction
By Hossein Nushazar

OPINION
Ayatollah Ebadi?
Shirin Ebadi seems far from acknowledging separation of religion and state
By Sheema Kalbasi

ADVICE
Kaar-e Engelisaa neest
You must abandon stupidity to be functional again
By H. Utanazad

DIARY
Escape from Abadan
Part 4
By Houman Jazaeri

MUSIC
Ghassem Jebelli
Nostalgia
Compiled by Azam Nemati

LANGUAGE
Documenting Dari
Researching an endangered Persian language
By Maziar Toosarvandani and Annahita Farudi

OPINION
Monty Schwarzeneggar
Nowadays any farce pales in comparison to the garish spectacle that passes as public life
By Asghar Massombagi

OPINION
New American Revolution
The flame ignited by Arnold's victory in California will be contagious
By Jonathan Kennedy

MINORITIES
Dar anfvaan javaani...
Doomed Jewish-Muslim love
By Alborz

MEMORIES
Behind Amjadieh
Part three
By Hooshyar F. Naraghi

COVER
Modern brush with traditon
Paintings
By Niloofar Moghadam

POETRY
Namaz-e Mansour
Allah-tar az toh
By M. Keyvan

POETRY
Three poems by Leila Farjami
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Dokhtarak-e lab-goli...
* ...taabestaan-e bee-bastani
*
Az aroosak-haa va arvaah

POETRY
September 11
I shall fast for the green days
By Sheema Kalbasi & Roger Humes

POETRY
Khodforoosh
The prostitute
By Arash Zarei

POETRY
Heech ghatreh
Not a drop
By Pari Koosheh

POETRY
War
They know the war is not fun
By Flora Kaschani

POETRY
Of meat and men
Based on an Iraj Mirza poem
By Korosh Khalili

POETRY
Eshgh abadeest
Love is forever
By Parastu Hedjazi

POETRY
Taklif-e golhaa cheest?
The wall
By Babak Mozafarian

POETRY
Shirzan
For Shirin Ebadi
By Masoud Jame-ol-Sanaye

POETRY
Birth
Into corruption we all are born,
By Everett E. Allie

POETRY
And I run...
The ghosts that still haunt
By Arezou Raeisghasem

COVER
Modern brush with traditon
Paintings
By Niloofar Moghadam

DIASPORA
Visitors
Some of the nicest moments of my life happened in there
By Siamak Vossoughi

FAMILY
When my dad died
I looked at his house, his room, his garden
By Mandana Ahsani

OPINION
Kheyraat-e javaaez
Ebadi's Nobel: A view from the left
By Kayvan Kaviani

OPINION
How sweet it is

Shirin Ebadi's triumph over fanaticism
By Jamshid Charmchi

OPPOSITION
The end of constructive engagement
... and the challenges of the Iranian democracy movement
By Massud Alemi

MUSIC
Habib
Man-o-To...
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
Delaram
Paintings
By Aram Aryan

FAMILY
The good doctor
A biography of Abol Ghassem Bakhtiar
By Jamshid A. Bakhtiar

OBSERVER
Don't tell me, "Faster please!"
One man's brooding disquietude
By H. Utanazad

IRANIANS
Parsi fall
The opera was not that bad. The hamvatans were.
By Houman Younessi

DIASPORA
The game
... that opened the door
By Ali Ardeshir Jowza

MEMORIES
Behind Amjadieh
Part two
By Hooshyar F. Naraghi

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

COMMENT
Ghessehye Kooseh-va-Shirin
Coverage on Shirin Ebadi's Noble Peace Prize
By Choob Dosar-Gohi

OPINION
Hamgaanegi
Jang-e 72 mellat
By Mohamad Purqurian

COVER
Break by brick
Photo essay: Brickyard near Tehran
By Yalda Moaiery

OPINION
The outsider

In a restless Iran, Shirin Ebadi is a problem for conservatives and reformists
By Jahanshah Javid

OBSERVATION
Esteghbaal az Ebadi
Ebadi's welcoming event in Tehran
By Hossein Nushazar

INSOMNIA
Perfection
Me & the rest of Iranian women
By Parissa Sohie

POINT
Shooting down the Patriot missile
Fascism-tribalism, and women's shoulder pads, are gone for good I hop
By Alidad Vassigh

LIFE
I want to see it
The Persian prick you love to hate still raises a sardonic chuckle
By Kristopher Kolumbus

OPINION
The chisel and the hammer
Shirin Ebadi's public endorsement of Islam is a qualified proposition but it is sociologically sound and politically astute
By Ahmad Sadri

OPINION
Taba'aat-e Nobel
Political implications of Ebadi's Nobel prize
By Dariush Sajjadi

OPINION
Prize for courage
Ebadi's Nobel prize is the revival of the spirits of those who perished under injustice
By Farrokh A. Ashtiani

LANGUAGE :o)
Isfahani-naameh
Deconstructing the Isfahani accent
By Salman Sabahi

TRAVELER
A dream in Tehran
There is the sense here of an impenetrable world where the possibility of the replacement of festiveness with directed hostility seems to simmer just beneath the surface
By Mark Dankof

COVER
Reason to smile
Shirin Ebadi photos and media reaction

COMMENT
The clap of one hand
I had no clue who Shirin Ebadi is. But...
By Zohreh Khazai-Ghahremani

COVER
For human rights and democracy
Nobel committee statement on Shirin Ebadi

RIGHTS
Sedaaye mardom-e Iran
Shirin Ebadi's Nobel prize
By Niloofar Beyzaie

RIGHTS
The catalyst
With Shirin Ebadi's Nobel prize, I became empowered
By Golbarg Wedin Bashi

ABUSE
Dokhtari beh naameh Gohar
Girls raped by fathers not uncommon in rural areas of Iran
By Alborz

RICH
Not too shabby
Photo essay: Mansions away from Tehran
By Yashar Zhalehdoust

COMMENT
Leave us alone
'Noble' and 'dignity' do not apply to the behavior of the Qajar rulers
By Mahan Esfahani

FOREIGN AID
Beaming in Senegal

One of many attempts by Iran to be on the world scene during the oil boom, and why not?
Written and photographed by Farhad Sepahbody

LIFE
Dar jostojooye eshgh
Short story
By Namdar Nasser

DIARY
Escape from Abadan
Part 3
By Houman Jazaeri

HOPE
Imagine
The celebration of an Iran
By Brian Appleton

FILM REVIEW
Wanting to be found
Hamdeli i is better than hamzabaani
By Anoosh Ariapour

BOOK
Wake up
A pedagogical approach to the defense of "Dardedel"
By Jolita Kavaliunas

PEACE
Put a stop to it
15 years after the Iran-Iraq war, I have drunk the sweet elixir of forgiveness
By Assal Badrkhani

DIASPORA
Sometimes
I wonder sometimes what is it about us that still after many years of living outside of Iran connects us together
By Darya Sarkar

COVER
Cyrus lies dead
On the killing fields of Iran's war on drugs
By Mahmoud Sadri & Ahmad Sadri

PEACE
Put a stop to it
15 years after the Iran-Iraq war, I have drunk the sweet elixir of forgiveness
By Assal Badrkhani

DIASPORA
Sometimes
I wonder sometimes what is it about us that still after many years of living outside of Iran connects us together
By Darya Sarkar

DIASPORA
New bond
I want to ask, request, beg and gravel from all you to come together
By Kambiz Roshan

DIASPORA
The pretender
Interview with David Ackert
By Sanaz Khalaj

BOOK
Mystics, monarchs and messiahs
Tensions that motivate change in Iranian society
By Kathryn Babayan

OPINION
Say no to nukes
A nuclear Iran would become an absolute totalitarian state
By Hedayat Naderi

UNJUST
Putting the cart before the horse
IEEE's ban on Iranian electrical engineers
By Farhad Radmehrian

WOMEN
Matter of choice
Wearing the hijab not the deciding factor in whether someone was good or not
By Leila Shirazi

IRAN
Conversation with a Basiji
"Please don't consider me Hezbollahi"
By Alireza Abouhossein

COVER
Kodak moments
Photo essay: Iran
By Poriya Moazzami

TWINS
Welcome Siavash & Kourosh
Our beautiful twins are finally here
By Siamack Salari

CONSCIENCE
To be willing
To me Edward Said was the conscience of all humanity
By Sara Darcy

CALIFORNIA
A tale of two candidates
Welcome to the world of democracy in 21st century
By Mohamad Purqurian

ELECTIONS
Badi could do better
... in the California race for governor
By Majid Yekan

JAB
Liaaghat nadaashtim
Those "good-for-nothing" Qajars
By Manoutchehr Eskandari-Qajar

COVER
One million watts
Paintings
By Ardeshir Tabrizi

MEMORIES
Behind Amjadieh
Part one
By Hooshyar F. Naraghi

RELIGION
Pilgrims and passages
Flights of faith
By Amir Soltani Sheikholeslami

STUNT
Whatever
Why is David Blaine spoiling our view?
By Shappi Khorsandi

PRESSURE
Konkoori
A day in the life of D.
By Najmeh Fakhraie

OPINION
Saaneaan-e jaam-e zahr
Iran and the nuclear protocol
By Dariush Sajjadi

SATIRE
Sensible census
Coke, Pepsi and doogh drinkers' habits & tastes
By Farrokh A. Ashtiani

SATIRE
Khomeini a la Pahlavi
Hossein Khomeini's talk in Washington
By Mehrdad Soofi

MEN
Yek mard-e badbin
Why women in Iran chat online
By Alborz

COVER
True personality
Photo essay: Models
By Misha Honarvar

INTERNET
The real Iran
How weblogs can change the way the world sees Iran
By Hossein Derakhshan

BOOK
Whirling spell
Excerpt from "Rumi & Friends"
By Hamid Zavosh

SHADOW
Almost human
Short story
By Ali Sadr

 

 

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