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2004
August

BOOK
Without borders

Arabs: Their sorrow became mine
Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

TRAVELERS
Emails from home

Visiting Iran: Part 6
Iran Tripper

OPINION
An Islamic Europe

Democracy will result in prosperity if the Western world and oil gianrts allow it
Ardavan Bahrami

CULTURE
Bahareh and I

A conversation
Firoozeh Derakhshani

COVER
Azadi, Darband
Photo essay
Nader Davoodi

SAVIOR
Ahura who?

Has Iran found a new savior?
Pesare Gol

IRAQ
Najaf 1 - Qom 0
Schism within contemporary Shi'ism
Iqbal Latif

TRAVELERS
Flat and hard as stone

Notes from Mongolia
Mosafer

OLYMPICS
The coverup

The white tape on Reza-Zadeh's chest
Sara Sefid

BOOK
To rest at last
Excerpt from Roya Hakakian's Journey from the Land of No

MEDITATION
Najaf
Six feet under
Peyvand Khorsandi

OPINION
Do we look like Iraqis?

I do not see why I have to put up with Iraj's cartoons
Soute Delan

COVER
Drawing the line
Drawings
M.K. Sadigh

TRAVELERS
Blown away

Photo essay: Brazil travelogue
Maziar Shirazi

PHOTOGRAPHY
Faces of the world

Photo essay: People at the 2000 Sydney Olympics
Nader Davoodi

RIGHTS
No, she was not mad

Requiem for Ateqeh Rajabi
Maryam Namazie

OBITUARY
When he was needed most

U.S. does not produce men like Hume Horan anymore
Mahmoud Ghaffari

COVER
Resurrecting Yazdgerd
Photo essay: Beyzaie's play in the Bay
Jahanshah Javid

IDENTITY
Draw from the well

We can start calling ourselves Africans, or Eskimos, or Vikings. It is not going to change anything
Shahriar Zahedi

TRAVELERS
Emails from home

Visiting Iran: Part 5
Iran Tripper

DRUGS
Low times

The drug problem
Bamdad B.

FOOD
Pari's cuisine

Interview with the author of The Joy of Persian Cooking
Tara Taghizadeh

SATIRE
Little Red Riding Iraqi
“Blood? Hey! You’re not Aunt Zeinab. Those aren’t her dentures.”
Peyvand Khorsandi

WOMEN
Vicious circle

You have to be a woman to know how this whole hejab mess
Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

OLYMPICS
The wrong fight
Refusing to compete against a representative of the state of Israel
John Mohammadi

PHOTOGRAPHY
Certain type of faces

Davoodi's "Faces of Tehran"
Pullniro

COVER
Maylee nah Melli
Photo essay: Dressing in Tehran
Schahram

INJUSTICE
Help!

My client was denied the right to be treated with dignity
Patricia Villagomez

IDENTITY
Basically Central Asian

It is in our benefit to lobby as Central Eurasians or Central Asians
Maryam Iman

LIFE
The abstract humanists!

We are invited to play our parts in a universe comprised of an unholy trinity: the thugs, the clueless, and the grateful victims
H. Utanzad

REPUTATION
It's our job

Leaders do not necessarily represent the pride and honor of a nation
Kyle Saghafi

TRAVELERS
Lake Como, Italy

Photo essay
Salim Madjd

TRAVELERS
Emails from home

Visiting Iran: Part 4
Iran Tripper

REGION
I'm... Central Asian

Iran has much more in common with Afghans and Tajiks
Bamdad B.

TAAROF
Ghorboon-e shomaa

The many ways of saying "thank you"
Bahram Saghari

OPINION
Bar maa cheh meeravad?

We are like a child born in darkness
Sayeh Saeedi Sirjani

RELIGION
No can do

With cries of "Islamophobia" they want us to stop critiquing 'the religion itself'
Maryam Namazie

U.S. PRESIDENCY
Nader anyone?

Come on! We're children of revolution
A.S.

COVER
Breathing life
Drawings
Pantea Rahmani

REPUTATION
Reason to be proud

I am proud that in Iran there are brave people who stand up against tyranny and corruption
Houman Younessi

TRAVELERS
Emails from home

Visiting Iran: Part 3
Iran Tripper

FICTION
Three chapters
From "Mysteries Of The Treasure At The Ghost Valley"
Ebrahim Golestan

MUSIC
Ali Sadeghi
Man Amadam
Compiled by Azam Nemati

 

COVER
Faces of Tehran
Photo essay
Nader Davoodi

REPUTATION
Proud of what?

We had Hafez thousands of years ago, what do we have now? Certainly not respect
Pesare Gol

OLYMPICS
Unhappy campers

Iranian athletes should have dressed in black and beat their chest as they marched
Shahriar Zahedi

TRAVELERS
The Caspian then and now

Even more beautiful than I remembered it
Shahla Azizi

LIFE
Dokhtar-e hamsaayeh

I looked down and there she was, Shahnaz lying down on the balcony
Bahram Saghari

NAJAF
Ayatollahi baraaye barkhi fosool
Sistani: Part-time ayatollah
Dariush Sajjadi

COVER
The Green Scarf
Story by Webgard
Drawings by Legofish

DIASPORA
There's always Sunday

Another immigrant kid somewhere looking forward to American football on Sunday
Abbas Zeineddin

MARTIAL ARTS
Persian warrior
Master Mehrdad Moayedi
Behrouz Bahmani

ASIAN CUP
The game
Iran will surely win, he promises
Najmeh Fakhraie

DIASPORA
Nakhosteen poetry

Bitter-sweet impression of the West
Ali Parsa

FAMILY
Are we ever ready?
Having children
Katayoon Hadizadeh unedited

COVER
Full moon
Sketches & drawings: Nudes
Ali Dadgar

CAUSE
United Middle East

Crawl out of the mental cocoon and see the bigger vision
Mahin Bahrami

WOMEN
Persian Joan of Arc

Tahirih Qurratul-Ayn
The Legacy
Jian Khodadad

SATIRE
Beamer survey
Is it true that BMW owners have sex average 2.3 times per week?
Siamack Baniameri

OPINION
Pretexts for war
American military intervention one after the other
John Mohammadi

MUSIC
Taknavazan
Hassan Kassaie, Jalil Shahnaz, Reza Varzandeh, Ahmad Ebadi, Asghar Bahari
Compiled by Azam Nemati

POETRY
Karkasan
Hamid
Izadi

AMERICA
Of guys and guns

Paranoid freaks. That makes me feel safe
Sara Darcy

WORLD TOUR
Pain with pleasure

Biking injury may last a lifetime. But it will be worth it
Amir Ahmadi and Hasan Alizadeh

FAN
Addicted to Dariush

He sings about what he believes in
Hamid Bakhsheshi

RELIGION
Shades of god
Religious freedom
Mohammad Ala

WORK
Losing time to technology

Time Deficiency Syndrome
Alireza Abouhossein

ARCHAEOLOGY
Dig Tajikistan

Invest in historical research and exploration
Siyavush Kheirrabadi

COVER
Palace stroll
Photo essay: Niavaran Palace
Nader Davoodi

IDENTITY
A lost cause

Being a global minority, the majority will see me as they choose
Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

OPINION
Mashrootiyat ham halaal shod!
Putting the Islamic stamp on the Constitutional Revolution
Mahshid Amirshahi

LOVE
Our North Star

Love for everyone and everything
Amir Fassihi

THERAPY
Mental fitness

Psychological activistism
Payam Ghassemlou

COVER
Man and Nature
Photographs
Marjan Taghavi

TRAVELERS
Boo-ye vatan

My first impressions in Kabul
Banafsheh Keynoush

TRAVELERS
Emails from home

Part 2
Iran Tripper

POLITICS
Enghelaab-e mashrootiyat hanooz paayaan nayaafteh ast
The Constitutional Revolution has not come to end
Ramin Kamran

OPINION
Sweet sin

Kurdistan-Israel alliance
Kamal H. Artin

POETRY
Afsaneh's villanelle
Tarssa
Yazdani

POETRY
Cardamom and Earl Grey
An ode to chai
Oshin Khachikian

POETRY
Life for oil
David B.
McCoy

POETRY
Do she'r
Bijan
Jalali

POETRY
Moon dive chest
Bobak Cyrus
Bakhtiyari

POETRY
Nah
Sheema
Kalbasi

POETRY
The broken wing
Two poems
Taraneh Javanbakht

POETRY
Avenir en Lumière
Parviz
Abolgassemi

NOSTALGIA
The things we miss
Photo essay: Iran
Nader Davoodi

COVER
Enghelaabzadegi-ye omoomi
1979 article about secularism, Shapour Bakhtiar and the looming revolution
Mahshid Amirshahi

FAMILY
The joy of naughty kids
Kourosh and Siavash at 10 months
Siamack Salari

IRI
Taming the turban

U.S. policy does not call for regime change in Iran
Interview with Hamid Taghvaee

IDENTITY
A new language?

Farsi?
Amir Rostam Begli Beigie

TRAVELERS
Emails from home

Part 1
Iran Tripper

ASIAN CUP
Ancheh az Pekan baraaye maa meemaanad
Lessons from Peking
Nader Davoodi

CONSPIRACY
The British did It!

Or did they?
Qumars Bolourchian

AL QAEDA
Elegant simplicity
Armed with cardboard cutters, faith and little else
By Asghar Massombagi

DIASPORA
The dual language

Personality: Being raised in Iran and abroad
Orkideh Behrouzan

SUDAN
Gross hypocrisy
Ethnic cleansing of Black Muslims by Arab Janjaweed militias
Iqbal Latif

ASIAN CUP
Not to be
Anger, rage and disappointment at Iran's loss to China
Ali Ardeshir Jowza

HUMAN RIGHTS
How about just doing your job?
Ebadi failed us, and most importantly she has failed herself and her efforts of a lifetime
Faye (Fereshteh) Farhang

BAM
Left to rot

Millions and millions of dollars worth of donations and yet I saw nothing of the wealth
Mandana Farmanfarmaian

MUSIC
Iraj Bastami
Bam... Vatan-e Man
Compiled by Azam Nemati

AMERICA
Tomboonet aateesh gerefteh!
Bush strategy: Your pants are on fire!
Farhad Radmehrian

SATIRE
Mehmaanshenaasi
A study of guests
Saeed Tavakkol

COVER
Sacred secrets
Paintings
Shahla Armin

RIGHTS
Can you do a better job?

You vs. Ebadi
Manesh

IRANIAN-AMERICAN
Finally!

Ross Mirkarimi makes his move
Behrouz Bahmani

CONCERT
He's not Shahram

My experience with Dariush
Mandana Farmanfarmaian

IRAN
The sleeping giant

Iran is a society locked in time and space, completely engulfed in a bubble
Mahin Bahrami

TRAVELERS
After 25 years
Last part
Fatema Soudavar Farmanfarmaian

COVER
Beyond books
Photo essay: Farah's library
Nader Davoodi

MUSIC
Timeless
Bob Dylan surfaces once again
Behrouz Bahmani

BOOKS
All good
Farah Pahlavi's memoirs
Enameh

MUSIC
Kurdistan
Folk songs
Compiled by Azam Nemati

 

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