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2004
February

COVER
Faces of Lalehzar
Photo essay: People
By Nader Davoodi

MATE
Coming down
I gave him my love, and that's all I can afford
By Heather-ley Peckham

OPINION
Vassalam
,
amen, gesundheit
Some still refuse to realize that God is dead

By Amir

DIASPORA
The rise and fall of Simon Ordoubadi
Our heart breaks for him because he is us
By Jacki Lyden

DEMOCRACY
Winning by losing
The goal is implementing the values that are the substance of a democratic society
By Abdul Aziz Said

OPINION
Irrational fear
Whatever Israel's questionable practices against the Palestinians, Israel has never threatened Iran's territorial sovereignty
By H. M. Jalili

COVER
The no vote
I have never witnessed such utter disdain for voting
By Shahla Azizi

POETRY
Gelobaalizashen va deegar heech!

Globalization
By Leila Farjami

POETRY
The nuclear caravan
Do not uselessly be overrun
By Mohammad Hossein Hashemi

POETRY
Vasiyat
Smile!
By Aram Gharib

POETRY
Hospitality
The first thing I will do
By Abol Danesh

POETRY
Zemestaan dar Tehraan
12 poems
By Cyrous Moradi

POETRY
The shame
... and "A place we ran to, together"
By Arash Daneshzadeh

POETRY
Change
Dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi who said, "You must be the change that you want to see in the world!"
By Flora Kaschani

POETRY
Entekhaabaati degar
Elections
By Mohammad Ali Esfahani

POETRY
Freedom buried
Solution to revolution
By Matthew Jafarian

POETRY
Tasndis-e eshgh
Melt my love
By Arash Zarei

POETRY
Zemestaan-e atom
Poem
By Sohrab Rahimi

POETRY
She're kharaab
Poem
By R. Hiwa

POETRY
Mordan az baraaye heech
Poem
By Mehrnush M. G.

POETRY
Nah deegar....!
Poem
By Manouch S. Nouri

OPINION
Talking English
Can we really blame the people of the world if they're a little disgusted at the large gap between US practice and slogans when it comes to democracy and rule of law?
By John Mohammadi

LIFE
My uncle's declaration
I hoped there wouldn't be a time when outside forces would be trying to get me to choose between being American and being Iranian
By Siamak Vossoughi

TRAVELER
Shar-e hert

Trip to Iran. Part I
By Mahyar Etminan

FOOTBALL
Ma'shoogh-e baazigoosh
Looking forward to Iran in 2006 World Cup
By Davoud Changizi

DIASPORA
Unfortunate son of revolution

If you are living in a free country now, you should pray god and thanks him
By Sina unedited

COVER
My funeral
Imagining my own "untimely death"
By Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

OBSERVATION
What is with these people?

Voting or not voting isn't going to matter at all
By Shahriar Zahedi

MUSIC
Mystery Classics

Unidentified Persian songs
Who sang what?

POINT
Liberty fries
Democracies mean business
By Alidad Vassigh

OPINION
Road to recovery

The challenges for Iran
By David Ramezani

DIASPORA
Goodbye Iran!

All that is left is anger
By Anne Irani Abadani

DIARY
Escape from Abadan

Part 10
By Houman Jazaeri

COVER
Market forces
Photo essay: Bazaars & Nudes
By Fari Bahi

HEJAB
Reverse extremism
France, it seems, has adopted an opposite extreme of intolerance to that enforced by the mullahs in Iran
By Peyvand Khorsandi

US ELECTIONS
Why Kerry?

An alternative to another four years of Bush
By Sam Ghandchi

POETRY
Valentine Garden

By Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

COMMENTS
Dear editor salam

Collected emails
By Hamid Boroumand

COVER
Sand dance
Photo essay: Dance
By Nader Davoodi

LOVE
Angel in disguise
Valentine's Day
By Arash Emamzadeh

OPINION
A mystery unravelled
What is it that keeps the IRI in place?
By Fereydoun Hoveyda

FREEDOM
Nakhosteen bahaar-e azaadi
First spring of freedom
By Ahmad Kasravi

POETRY
Beh Aftab
To Forough Farrokhzad
By Sadaf Kiani

TRAVELERS
Serendipity Island

I wish that the fog is so thick that only a handful of people could ever set foot on Kish
By Azar Fisher

DIARY
Escape from Abadan

Part 9
By Houman Jazaeri

DIASPORA
Acting Victorian

When I translate 200-year-old English traditions into Persian, the strangeness disappears
By Mahin Bahrami

DIASPORA
Leveling the playing field

What do Koreans, Pakistanis, and Tongans have that Iranians don't?
By Afshin Abedi

PLAY
Islamophobia
A near futuristic play
By Kaveh L. Afrasiabi

IDENTITY
Being born again
Accepting, reclaiming my Iranian identity
By Nema Milaninia

REVOLUTION
The Iranian Revolution
An oral history with then US State Department desk officer Henry Precht

OPINION
Mind over shoes

A new pair of shoes or new mind set?
By Sanaz Fotouhi

DIASPORA
Divided we stand

Individual success but group failure?
By Faye (Fereshteh) Farhang

ISLAM
A funeral and a wedding
Hijab in France: Battle for Islamic political uniform
By Saeed Keramat

SATIRE
Princey

A play on the occasion of the British Royal visit to Iran
By Snoop Sagg

REPLY
False phobia
Confusing 'Islamophobia' with racism
By Maryam Namazie

IRAN-US
Conspicuous absence
America and Iran desperately in need of Lincolns and Mossadeghs
By Majid Tehranian

REVOLUTION
25 saal baa jomhooriye eslaami
25 years after the revolution
By Amir Azar

RESPONSIBILITY
The slogan of the people
The time has come for change
By Niloofar Nafici

REVOLUTION
A new spring of freedom?
25th anniversary of the revolution
By Fariba Amini

COVER
A Foreign Poem
Short film
By Hossein Fazeli

RIGHTS
Undue process

Report: Iranian nationals arbitrarily detained and mistreated in US

WORLD ORDER
Jahaan-e tak qotbi yaa chand qotbi

A uni-polar or multi-polar world? And where does Iran stand?
By Ramin Kamran

LEGEND
Living past

Photos: Delkash
By Mehraneh Atashi

DIASPORA
Last supper

Photo essay: Friends
By Jahanshah & Targol

PHOTOGRAPHY
Im-pressed

Photo essay: People & the press
By Azadeh Tahai

ART
Set back

Sculpture
By Farzad Kohan

COVER
Shining
Photo essay: Fajr Theater Festival
By Nader Davoodi

SATIRE
The right breast
One breast better than no breast? I don't think so
By Siamack Baniameri

REFUGEE
Club Tomorrow's Hope

Short story
By Farid Parsa

CHARACTER
Jobn-Jorat
Fear and courage
By Sheikh Mohammad Khiabani

IRAN
Deafening silence
No matter how much I expand and contract with thoughts, ideas, and prayers, I am the mermaid without a voice
By Shabnam

LIFE
Jaan-e shirin
If you really wanna get on God's good side, how about helping a needy family?
By Deev

IRAN
Live free or flee
That's our Iranian slogan
By M. Shahbodaghi

MODERNITY
Kafi is Kafi
From Abbas Milani's new book

COMPLAINT
Naameye Mirza
Koochak Khan beh Lenin

A letter to the Soviet leader

SECRETS
Crying over spilt milk
After the deluge over selling Pakistan's nuclear secrets to Iran
By Ali Ashraf Khan

MEDIA
Bring Back Conspiracy (BBC)
Questions of independence, intent and accuracy
By Mina Pejman

COVER
Super Bowl, Iranian style
Dad sweeps, mom cooks, brother surfs
By Lilly Ghahremani

DECENCY
Of breasts and bombs
Talk about "indecent"
By Reza Mazaheri

HEJAB
Hatred for all things Islamic
Socialism in bed with capitalism
By Peyvand Khorsandi

HEJAB
Faraanseh va hejaab
French ban on head scarves and Iran's reaction
By Amir Azar

IRAQ
Ayatollah Theodore

Giant Shia stick above Paul Bremer's head
By Sharif N Mafi

TRAVELERS
Conquering Aconcagua

Photo essay: Climbing in the Andes
By Behzad Compani

TRAVELERS
Life in a log

Photo essay: Vancouver
By Mehdi Jalayer

TRAVELERS
Frequenting Iran

Photo essay: Traveling to Iran
By Babak Eslahjou

TRAVELERS
Walking on Tehran's roof

Photo essay: Tehran
By Ramin Rabii

TRAVELERS
Driving in snowy Tehran

Photo essay
By Sanaz Fotouhi

COVER
On deaf ears
Mohsen Mirdamadi reads resignation letter on behalf of refornist MPs

OPINION
From Islamic Republic to Iranian Caliphate
In effect the right wing is appointing a consultative Shura in place of an elected parliament
By Ahmad Sadri

MEDIA
Lost in translation
Preparation for the arrival of international journalists coming to Iran
By Faramarz Dalir

FILM
Bravo Shohreh!
Touching performance adds much to "House of Sand and Fog"
By Karim Pakravan

LIFE
Not over him yet
I still think about my father
By Mandana

 

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