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2004
January

BOOKS
Tak Nafar

Excerpt & interview

STUDY
Exile and memory
... in Khaksar's "The Last Letter"
By Firoozeh Papan-Matin

POETRY
Shamdaani-haa dobaareh mirooyand
Bam
By Mahnaz Badihian

COVER
It seems you own the world
... and the others have the duty of serving you and serving your interests!
By Ali Obeid

OPINION
Fundamentally dishonest
The war on terrorism
By Lee Howard Hodges

OPINION
The coming crisis
Iran is not at a boiling point -- yet.
By Reza Shabdean

DIASPORA
What if I wore the hejab?
Prejudice amongst Iranians
By Hoda Fahimi

COVER
Last stand
Photo essay: Majlis crisis
By Persipix

DIASPORA
Smart bunch
Iranian-Americans reported among most highly educated in U.S.
By Phyllis McIntosh

OPINION
Conservative sweep
This regime will last for a long time. Perhaps even another generation
By Nima Bina

MIDEAST
Breaking eggs
Pathetic attempts at justifying of oppression against Palestinians
By John Mohammadi

SATIRE
Women and babes?
Pathetic attempts at justifying of oppression against Palestinians
By Afsaneh Bahrami

PLAY
Looking for Fati
A play about Bam
By Kaveh Afrasiabi

LIFE
Chasing your goals
A constant struggle
By Yasaman Rohani

OPINION
What will follow?
IRI's end is sure, but...
By Mark Dankof

OPINION
Whither Pakistan
The tentacles of the war on terrorism are spreading far and wide
By Ali Ashraf Khan

ELECTIONS
Some suggestions
What is a theocracy in a democratic garb to do when the majority is wise to its charades?
By Shahriar Zangeneh

ELECTIONS
Blessing in doom
A new political earthquake threatens the Islamic Republic
By Ali Ardeshir Jowza

MUSIC
Behrouz Baharmast
Traditional music
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
Sarf mikoneh
Photo essays: Trip to Iran
By Sayyad
Part (6): Isfahan
Part (5): Persepolis
Part (4): Shiraz
Part (3): Tehran
Part (2): Sari market
Part (1): Dizin

DIARY
Escape from Abadan

Part 8
By Houman Jazaeri

LIFE
Trip to Ramsar
The one who has left my nest will come back
By Azam Nemati
Part 2 (last)

MUSIC
Concert at Roudaki Hall
Arabi-Fard (Tombak) & Mirjalai (Tar)
Compiled by Azam Nemati

WESTWARD
To my darling

I love you, but...
By Amir Nooriala\

IRAN-US
Dean's deathwish
What Dean and the Democrats are calling for is a deathwish to a truly democratic Iran
By Slater Bakhtavar

CHARACTER
Easily manipulated
We are manipulated by those who don't have our best interest in mind
By Azadeh Madani

AMERICA
Celebrating elitism
Time to really promote democracy rather than elitism and oligarchy
By Brian Appleton

OPINION
Why die for X or Y?
My first lesson in democracy
By Nasser Farahbakhsh

PUBLISHING
Lasting impressions
Roshangar's Baressi-Ketab covers the most vital and interesting writing in Persian today
By Zara Houshmand

FICTION
Bim-e bozorg
Short story
By Jamal Mir-Sadeghi

ROYALTY
Farah II
Reza & Yasmine Pahlavi have a new daughter
By Reza Bayegan

FILM
Major attraction

Bam was location for 1976 film "The Desert of the Tartars"
By Darius Kadivar

SATIRE
Harfe man, harfe mardom 
I said, they said
By Karim Shirazi

POETRY
Havaa-ye oo
Eight poems
By Mahnaz Badihian

LIFE
Generation gap
"Do I want my son to be a nerd?"
By Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

ELECTIONS
Sea of troubles
To vote or not to vote?
By Samira Mohyeddin

CITY
Patience of the centuries
Let's hope that the Tatars won't win
By Karim Pakravan

SATIRE
Prayol
A miracle drug recently approved by FDA
By Arash Emamzadeh

SATIRE
Exploring Mars?
Try Sha'abdolazim first!
By Behrouz Joon

IRAN
Flying into Tehran...
Photo essay: Recent trip
By Maryam Iman

HISTORY
Our Persian boy
Conversations with Farhad Diba
By Fariba Amini

EDUCATION
Irish doc
Considering going abroad for medical school? How about Ireland?
By Nariman Namazi

SATIRE
From the conspiracy files
My cell phone has a personality disorder
By Lilly Ghahremani

COVER
The cheater
Interview with Mohsen Khalili, painter, sculptor
By Tandees Tanavoli & Mitra Sadrameli

SATIRE
Ammeh Soghra of all people!
Solidarity with the disqualified candidates!
By Behrouz Joon

US-IRAN
Mapping Dean's Iran
Iranian Americans must mobilize support for Dean's campaign
By Ramin Ahmadi

BOOK
Funny in any language
Interview with author Firoozeh Dumas
By Golnoosh Niknejad

WOMEN
Divine inferiority
Women in the popular culture of Islam
By Fatima Farideh Nejat

COVER
All Bamed out!
People have become mirror images of the theocrats they hate
By Shahla Azizi

SATIRE
Preemptive strike
Let me be the first to do my part in launching a preemptive strike to save the innocent!
By Behrouz Joon

REVOLUTION
Then, why?
Still can't think of a proper answer
By Azadeh Madani

OPINION
Collective sneeze
"If Iranians just sneeze together, it would be a hurricane to destroy the regime."
By Megabiz Irani

OPINION
A tale of two beasts
How could greedy and blood thirsty warmongers take a back seat to a prosperous world in peace?
By Mohamad Purqurian

COVER
Force of nature
This month be as mean and evil as you can be
By Madame Bayaz

LIFE
Trip to Ramsar
The one who has left my nest will come back
By Azam Nemati
Part 1

LYRICS
Mansour Jaan, Leyla Jaan
Taraaneh
By Hale Moshtaghinia

ISRAEL
Will the day ever come?
On Israel's offer of aid to Iran in light of the Bam tragedy
By Steven Simpson

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

IRAN-US
Pocket guide to Iran
World War II guide for Americans in Iran
Document

RELIGION
Not this year
Here is my message to all would-be pilgrims to Hajj this year: You do NOT have my blessing
By Houman Younessi

MEDIA
Bottom line
Let's be real about what you can or should expect of the media in covering the Bam quake
By James M. Nugent

TRAVELERS
Persian hospitality
Two New Zealanders, one motorcycle, seven days in Iran
Written and photographed by Rick Coleman

REGION
Sounds familiar, doesn't it?

Still nuts after 5,000 years
By Shahriar Zahedi

COVER
Khakdan
Paintings
By Wahed Khakdan

SATIRE
A good beating
Like what we got in Iran when we were kids
By Siamack Baniameri

LOVE
Polite end
"I am the same little boy you stopped talking to; I want to know why," I wrote
By Mehrdad R

AID
Un-natural causes
IRI seen to be responsible for massive human tragedy in Bam
By Maryam Namazie

LIFE
Rebirth
I am now a son of Nature, a brother of trees and flowers, a friend of sky and seas
By Morteza Mirbaghian

FICTION
The wrath of God
Short story
By Hossein Samiei

IRAQ
Betting on Saddam
U.S. boosted the Iraqi dictator for decades
By Farhad Radmehrian

DIARY
Escape from Abadan

Part 7
By Houman Jazaeri

RAP WAR
Mani is so funny
MEC's reply to Mani
By Fantom & Devil

MUSIC
Golpa
Golha-ye taazeh
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
Windless in Bam
Then I felt a brisk breeze
By Slater Bakhtavar

REMEMBERANCE
Before the quake
Remembering Bam
By Karim Sadjadpour

RECONSTRUCTION
Rolling up our sleeves
Relief International will begin Bam reconstruction
By Farshad Rastergar

OPINION
Ready for future Bams?
It is not as if we do not have civil engineers to build structures that can survive earthquakes
By Sassan Pejhan

OPINION
Testing god
Religious justification for earthquakes
By Shahriar Zangeneh

OPINION
Anti-terrorism or anti-science?
American Chemical Society cannot accept manuscripts submitted by Iranian chemists
By David Rahni

MEDIA
The right (Pentagon) thing
Media's influences on Australia's political landscape
By Bita Riazati

LIFE
A story of talk
She began to notice the existence of something like a script in conversations
By Siamak Vossoughi

COVER
State of shock
Paintings for Bam
By Mokhtar Paki

POETRY
Zir-e avaar-haa
Fardaa?
By Hamid Ghiaspour

POETRY
Gham-e Bam
Dobeyti
By Hadi Khorsandi

POETRY
Ahi dar kavir
Desert sigh
By Arash Zarei

POETRY
At home in diaspora
Or diasporic home
By Manoucher Parvin

POETRY
How can I sing
When there are so many souls
By Poriya Moazzami

POETRY
Another day
i watch in disbelief
By Shima Safikhani

POETRY
We die only because...
we are born in ...
By Darya Sarkar

 

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