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2004
April

COVER
Unlimited
Paintings
By Yari Ostovany

SATIRE
Running out of ideas

Suggestions for the next iranian.com poll
By Moe

GAY
Out of the fog

I've been wondering why we are a little bit out of step
By Sara Amin

ART
Breakdown

Digital paintings
By Ataollah Omidvar

ART
Field of dreams

Paintings
By Azadeh Soofi

COVER
Here they come
Photo essay: Faces
By Nader Davoodi

CULTURE
We want it all

The ever-changing Persian wedding
By Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

IDENTITY
No use hiding

Iranian-American revisited
By Sasan (Mohammad Hossein) Seifikar

HISTORY
Sitting with a statesman

Oral history: Mahmoud Foroughi
By Habib Ladjevardi

MUSIC
Delkash
Maktab-e Vafaa
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
Sure thing
Photo essay:
Iranians &...
By Ehsan Shahinsefat

OPINION
Clash of Ideologies

Rather than Huntington's "Clash of Civilizations"
By Salman J. Borhani

DIASPORA
Leaving Tehran
Remembering every tear, every suitcase, and every good-bye, not knowing where or when the next hello will be
By Najmeh Fakhraie

LOVE
Damn you!

I will have my heart broken a thousand times
By Mitra K.

GAY MARRIAGE
Immoral AND illegal

Part of our prosperity lies in the deeply ingrained idea of procreation
By Slater BakhtavarOPINION
Silence on patriotic grounds

Liberal intellectuals and the legacy of Noam Chomsky
By Nader Habibi

DIASPORA
Now I cares

Reflections on the Boston conference on the Iranian diaspora
By Mani Parcham

GLOBAL
A pioneer of a new age
Doris Duke's Shangri-La
By Majid Tehranian

PHOTO ALBUM
Dark and ambigious

Photo essay: Abdee Kalantari

BUSINESS
Iran's power brokers

The Rafsanjanis
By Kambiz Foroohar

MUSIC
Anzaman
Sepehr Hadad

CULTURE
The martial arts of taarof
"Holy shit! I bet he paid for our lunches!" he said
By Behrouz Bahmani

BOOK
Starry nights

Excerpts
By Majid

IRAQ
Yeh mesghaal aghl
Chatting about Iranians going to Iraq
By Farhad Radmehrian

MODERNITY
Belittling their achievements

Iranian modernists did drag Iran out of medieval times
By Amir Rostam Begli Beigie

FICTION
Return of Shahrzad
Part 12
By Eric J. Jerpe

MUSIC
The magic is back
Googoosh's new CD
Compiled by Javaneh Khodabakhsh

JOURNALISM
Blind gatekeeper

You must guard the public from thoughts and words which are patently obscene and offensive
By Je Sea

COVER
Bearing in mind
Cartoons, sketches and illustrations
By Hamid Bahrami

MONARCHY
Deltangi baraaye Reza Shah

Nostalgic for the Shah: Replacing today's problems with yesterday's
By Ramin Kamran

MEMORIAL
Yaadash geraami
Art: Obituary
By Mokhtar Paki

FOOTBALL
No thanks!

Star striker will not play for national team "until a major change in our football system"
By Nader Jahanfard

JUSTICE
Systematic murders

Interview with Parastou Forouhar
By Fariba Amini

OBSERVER
Mostly grey

Before I traveled to Bam, I saw the situation as black and white
By Bijan Moshiri

MUSIC
Yaadhaa va Khaaterehaa
Rare and unpublished musical heritage
Compiled by Azam Nemati

STORY
Sargozasht-e yek eskenaas

From "Daastaanhaayeh Raasteen"
By Amir Mehdi Noorbakhsh

SPORTS
A source of change

Football and politics in the Islamic Republic
By Ali Ardeshir Jowza

TRAVELER
Shar-e hert

Trip to Iran. Part 3
By Mahyar Etminan

HISTORY
Heap of dust it is not

Sialk is just one of thousands of structures of antiquity in Iran plundered by colonialists, thieves, incompetent authorities, and time itself
By Nima Kasraie

LOVE
Just saving my own life, that's all
He knew that somewhere inside he had a broken heart, but he did not feel it
By Siamak Vossoughi

COVER
Nomad
Award winning paintings
By Laleh Khorramian

OPINION
Incomplete puzzle
Failing to understand Shariati
By M. Mohsen

OPINION
Will you or won't you?
Engaging John Kerry on Iran
By Keyvan

ART
Going public

Photo essay
By Hossein Setareh

OPINION
The art of taking over the world
The Neo-Fascisms of Georges W.
By Faz Rasti

FRUSTRATION
Only because I was born in Iran
I wasn't denied re-entry to my adopted home because I had done something wrong
By Tavana Sepid

WORLDVIEW
Doktor Ali Shariati, moalem-e shahid-e maa
Another look at the Islamic thinker's views on democracy and...
By Ebrahim Nabavi

COVER
Persian pride
Photo essay: Persian Parade in New York
By Alireza Tarighian

TRAVELERS
Let's go to Ardabil
Iranians are good at enjoying their lives. Their amusement is summarized in chattering and dance
By Kaoru B. unedited

ART
When in Iran do as the Brits do
Uneager to impress yet deeply impressive, the art I saw in Tehran conveyed originality, grace, and ... 'authenticity'
By Homa T. Nasab

ART
A world of circus and theater

Laleh Khorramian awarded 2003 Iranian American Art Scholarship
By Maryam Ovissi & Termeh Rassi

POLITICS
Are we sheep?
Why I won't vote for just any Iranian-American
By Naghmeh Sohrabi

IRAQ
A way out of the mess
Opportunities and pitfalls ahead in Iraq
By Hamid Zangeneh

FILM
Blooming
Interview with film producer/director Aryana Farshad
By Brian Appleton

MUSIC
Golhaaye Ghorbat
Golpa and Sattar
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
Faces of Moharram
Photo essay
By Nader Davoodi

IRAQ
Email to God

The whole world envied the United States for having so much, yet this man alone has managed to humiliate us beyond repair
By Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

POETRY
Thank you
"America is a benevolent power"
By Ardalan Esfandiari

POLITICS
Foot in the door

Our success here indicates that indeed we have made it in the great United States of America. That we belong!
By Faye (Fereshteh) Farhang

POLITICS
I'm with Ameri!

She's got morals, dedication, progress, democracy, freedom, equality on her mind
By Slater Bakhtavar

OPINION
No angels
Christians have hatred too and their war is not just
By Dariush Abad

NOSTALGIA
New year, new regime

1979-80 Norooz audio clips

By Schahram Schamsawary

OPINION
Inescapable truth
Ameri is no different from any other political candidate in America
By Jim S.

LAAT BAAZI
Over insignificant beef
Fighting breaks out after an Iranian concert
By Arash Shokouh

POLITICS
Rock the vote with Ameri

Being Persian-American is more than enough
By Faye (Fereshteh) Farhang

REMEMBERANCE
Honouring Farvardigan
Remembrance day for the dead
By Reza Bayegan

LIFE
Dream
On my birthday
By Nikoo

THOUGHTS
Killing for religion

Draining the root of absolutism in traditional societies
By Ali Sadeghi

RELATIONSHIP
False perceptions

Some men or women lack sophistication in approaching their object of attraction
By Afshin Tirabady

MESSAGE
Hanging by a hope

We are not as hopeless as we sound
By Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

DIASPORA
Floating on Madison Avenue

New York's Persian Pride
By Neda Nabavi

LIFE
Sorrow outpouring

Is it truly possible love can be comprised of such greatness and desolation simultaneously?
By Mahtab

THOUGHTS
Hamid's blog
A world gone mad
By Hamid Boroumand

REFUGEE
The golden years

Short story
By Farid Parsa

DIARY
Escape from Abadan

Part 12
By Houman Jazaeri

RITUAL
A Norouz of improvisations
My haftsyn, especially this year, represents a distillation
By Guive Mirfendereski

DIASPORA
It wasn't just the whisky

Charshanbeh Soori in Norway
By Sanaz Salehi

AFTERLIFE
More, or no more?
Most people have 'chosen' to believe that they will not be terminated by death
By Ben Madadi

HOMOSEXUALITY
Why assume the worst?
Why reduce us even further into isolated communities of the hateful?
By H. Utanazad

NORUZ
Khosh beh haal-e roozegaar
Harf-e delam
By Shirin Tabibzadeh

NORUZ
Countdown

New year begins at 10:18:37 AM Tehran time on Saturday March 20, 2004
By Bita R

HOMOSEXUALITY
Gay geography
Otherness is in fact a big deal
By Choob Dosar-Gohi

HOMOSEXUALITY
Disgruntled impressions
Najmabadi's strange world
By H. Utanazad

SATIRE
Release your inner donkey
Coming to grips with our national nemesis
By Behrouz Bahmani

SEARCH
Shared values
I am a concoction of Pakistan, Iran and America. The question is, what does that mean in practice?
By Natasha Behbahany

NOROOZ
Something in the air

Should the future children of Persia not know how to celebrate Norooz, nature will be there to help them
By Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

REFUGEE
Hunger
When I arrived in Paris, Sartre was still alive. But, so what?
By Mammad Aidani

TRAVELERS
Burj al Arab

Dubai Part II
By Mahin Bahrami

DIASPORA
Second thoughts

Follow up to "Goodbye Iran"
By Anne Irani Abadani

IMAGE
Four seasons
There is more to the whole of Iran than the fragments revealed to outsiders
By Bita R

DIASPORA
Second thoughts

Follow up to "Goodbye Iran"
By Anne Irani Abadani

IMAGE
Four seasons
There is more to the whole of Iran than the fragments revealed to outsiders
By Bita R

OPINION
Nothing more
Countering thoughts of superiority
By Ben Madadi

FATHER
Taking shape

For Iranian fathers everywhere
By Ali Ardeshir Jowza

OPINION
What gives?
Is the U.S. using Rajavi as a bargaining chip against Iran?
By Cyrus Rasti

COVER
Back to life
Interview with Jila Kashef on providing for the children of Bam. Also photos & drawings
By Zahra Dowlatabadi

OPINION
No queen of mine
Let's not move back; let's look to the future to establish a real democracy
By Laleh Larijani

OPINION
Inescapable truth
Ameri is no different from any other political candidate in America
By Jim S.

OPINION
Martyrs without a cause
Martyrdom comes with an implicit goal of relieving an injustice, but in modern Jihad the injustices that terrorists address have negotiable solutions
By Jerry Quill

LAAT BAAZI
Over insignificant beef
Fighting breaks out after an Iranian concert
By Arash Shokouh

SERIOUS
More testicular fortitude
U.S. must support Iranians in their quest to rid their homeland from the number one terrorist ideology (Islam) and its perpetrators, the Mullahs
By Ghooll Beeyaboonee

PHOTOGRAPHY
The Passion of Hossein

Photo essay: Ashoora in Tehran
By Nader Davoodi

MUSIC
Kouors Sarhangzadeh

Second Album
Compiled by Azam Nemati

MUSIC
Baharan

Neydavood Ensemble
Compiled by Javaneh Khodabakhsh

POLITICS
Rock the vote with Ameri

Being Persian-American is more than enough
By Faye (Fereshteh) Farhang

COVER
Random thoughts
Paintings
By Reza Kassai

LIFE
Dream
On my birthday
By Nikoo

STORY
Marg dar veniz
Death in Venice
By Cyrous Moradi

FICTION
Return of Shahrzad
Part 11
By Eric J. Jerpe

THOUGHTS
Killing for religion

Draining the root of absolutism in traditional societies
By Ali Sadeghi

GOD
Monopoly on god

Newdow may not be the nonbeliever he believes he is
By Sankara Saranam

CANDIDATE
Iran-e Jadid
The north-south channel
By Kaveh L. Afrasiabi

NOSTALGIA
I told everyone

In response to a question about Tehran's drive-in theater

RELATIONSHIP
False perceptions

Some men or women lack sophistication in approaching their object of attraction
By Afshin Tirabady

VIEW
I should be elsewhere

At five in the afternoon

By Amir

REMEMBERANCE
Honouring Farvardigan
Remembrance day for the dead
By Reza Bayegan

HISTORY
More than oil

Briefly: Ahvaz & Chogha Zanbil
By Satgin Seraj

COVER
Reality bites
The dominoes of the Iraqi invasion
By Ahmad Sadri

MESSAGE
Hanging by a hope

We are not as hopeless as we sound
By Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

DIASPORA
Floating on Madison Avenue

New York's Persian Pride
By Neda Nabavi

LIFE
Mapping love
Human rationality is no match for Divine Madness
By Majid Tehranian

LIFE
Sorrow outpouring

Is it truly possible love can be comprised of such greatness and desolation simultaneously?
By Mahtab

PHOTOGRAPHY
As shocking as a cabaret in Tehran

Photo essay: Iranian Islamic center in Los Angeles
By Nader Davoodi

OPINION
Same planet, different millennium
Westerners and Muslims, though living on the same planet and entertaining many contacts, are not contemporaries
By Fereydoun Hoveyda

NOROOZ
Green under
Photo essay: 13-Bedar in Sydney
By Fariborz Tajalli

DIASPORA
Hidden camera

Photo essay: Charshanbeh Soori taa 13 bedar
By Mitra

REVIEW
For Queen's Sykes
Sir Percy Sykes: British spy in Iran
By Farid Parsa

OPINION
Fair, perhaps

Reaction to UK parliamentary report on Iran

RELATIONSHIP
Doesn't work both ways
One can only conclude that these stupid men obviously have someone to pair up with
By Parissa Sohie

COVER
Survival of the fittest
Israel and the IRI are strong. Palestinians and Iranian opposition are weak
By Siamack Baniameri

RELATIONSHIP
The last word

On the state of the Iranian male
By Lilly Ghahremani

RELATIONSHIP
Use your brain

This doesn't apply to all Iranian men
By Mitra

DIASPORA
Moving home with some miscommunications

Traveling light
By Amir Nooriala

ART
Luminous gratitude

Law school presented with art
By Fathali Ghahremani

FILM
Left behind
Jafar Panahi's new film raises fear and guilt
By Linda Ghassemi

DREAM
My dream coffee with Farah Pahlavi

There are 3 kinds of women; your mother, your wife, and your mistress. Farah offers us a fourth, our Queen
By Bruce Bahmani

 

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