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2004
July

NOSTALGIA
Cup-chocolates
Hidden treasure in Ali Agha's store
Sima Asgari

PHOTOGRAPHY
Glass wall
Self-portraits
Sina Ferdosi

LANGUAGE
Sexual politics of naming

Hierarchy of sacredness for bodily orifices
Afsaneh Najmabadi

EDUCATION
From the cradle to the grave...

Academic doors here are open, regardless of age
Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

IRAN-U.S.
So what now?

Sanctions vs dialogue with Iran
Amir Fassihi
Persian text

IRAN-U.S.
Full relations

Setting aside far-fetched idealistic goals in Iran-U.S. ties
Kyle Saghafi

PEACE
As for the others...

Questions and answers on biking around the world
Hasan Alizadeh and Amir Ahmadi

POETRY
Inferno, Inc.

Maryam Hooleh
Translator: Dr. Ahmad Karimi Hakkak
original Persian text

JUSTICE
Last Tango with Tehran

Canada owes it to Kazemi
Samira Mohyeddin

SACRED
Rights vs. religion

The politics behind cultural relativism
Interview with Fariborz Pooya and Bahram Soroush

POLITICS
Shesh asl baraaye jaame'eye madani dar Iran

Six principles for Iran's civil society
Siyamak Ghotbi

POETRY
Vah-ye ta'aghol

Reason & revelation
Siavash Lashkari

COVER
Imperial hubris
Book excerpt: Why the West is losing the war on terror
Anonymous

TRAVELERS
After 25 years
Part 5
Fatema Soudavar Farmanfarmaian

OPINION
Do not be fooled

The Democratic Party should avoid dealing with non-democratic Iran
Bamdad B.

LIFE
An artist
Short story
Siamak Vossoughi

LIFE
From elders
Lessons learned the old fashioned way
Jim S.

COVER

Drama queens
Even our sporting events are filled with tragedy
Siamack Baniameri

DIASPORA
Around 350,000

Number of Iranian Americans and other stats from the 2000 U.S. census
Ali Mostashari & Ali Khademhosseini

LANGUAGE
Hamjenspeak
Iranian gay and lesbian lexicon
Choob Dosar-Gohi

AMERICA
Restoring rights

Legislators act to restore civil liberties in post 9/11 America
Pouya Bavafa

COVER
Sunset of Empire
Introduction and illustrations from Mage's third volume of the Shahnameh, translated by Dick Davis

WOMEN
Sex trade
fallacies
Even the most deplorable souls deserve a rigorous defense
Amir Ghavi

OPINION
My Iranian neo-con

Helping a friend overcome his denial of joining a confederacy of dunces
Sharif N. Mafi

OPINION
Oh, make it all a nightmare!
The reformists are about to make their exits, irrevocably, and Khatami with them, and the rest of us did, for all intents and purposes, NOTHING
Massud Alemi

TRAVELERS
After 25 years
Part 4
Fatema Soudavar Farmanfarmaian

BOOKS
A huge conservation project
Interview with Dick Davis, translator of the Shahnameh
Jahanshah Javid

MILITARY
Anatomy of a coup
A desperate attempt to save Iran
Nojeh Nevis

PROFILING
Racial profile yourself

Terror in the skies?
Sara Sefeed

US-IRAN
W is for War - with Iran

Open letter to Iranian-Americans
Qumars Bolourchian

WEB
A vision for Farda
Website review [Persian text]
Daryoush Mohammad Poor
Danial Keshani & Mehdi Jami

MILITARY
Top gunned down
Mastermind of the Nojeh coup attempt
Mahmoud Ghaffari

OPINION
Dictators are rarely tall

From Napoleon to Ziaul Haq & ...
Ali Ashraf Khan

COVER
Animal farm
Paintings
Cyrus Aghakhani

LOG
Saturday school
Lessons in Persian
Peyvand Khorsandi

BOOKS
Seeing much more

Hosseini depicts an Afghanistan no camera or news report has succeeded to show
Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

DEBATE
Hejab ban?

Interview with Azar Majedi
Maryam Namazie

DIASPORA
Yek naameh az Washington

Letter from Washington
Alborz

HERITAGE
Takhreeb

Destruction of 200-year-old home in Tehran in new anti-Bahai campaign
Kamran Mahmoudzadeh

COVER
Born to brush
Paintings
Bahar Behbahani

LOG
Behind the rope
London club
Peyvand Khorsandi

TRAVELERS
Little secret of Venice

World's first Jewish Ghetto
Roxanne Moin

TRAVELERS
After 25 years
Part 3
Fatema Soudavar Farmanfarmaian

DIASPORA
Are we a minority group?
Americans of Iranian descent may or may not wish to be legally classified as a minority
Abtin Assadi

COVER
Shadzi
Paintings
Mahboobe Shadzi

HISTORY
Az folklore siyaasi taa taarikh-nevisi

1953 coup: Fact & fiction
Ramin Kamran

AMERICA
Cheraa Bush piroozeesh hatmiyeh
Why Bush will be re-elected
Farhad Radmehrian

DISAPORA
Enameh

Weblog
From New Jersey

SATIRE
Cheraa Fucker shodam?

Weblog
Ayatollah Fucker

FILM
The missing factor

On Moore's bulling for the asinine

Amir

MUSIC
Golha
Az Khoone Javanane Vatan Laleh Damideh
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
The fish
Paintings
Azadeh Teymourian

TRAVELERS
After 25 years
Part 2
Fatema Soudavar Farmanfarmaian

WAR CRIMES
Demand justice
Tell President Bush to urge the Iraqi government to seek justice for Iranian victims
Trita Parsi

WOMEN
Growing sex trade

Only democracy can free women from slavery
Donna M. Hughes

OPINION
Focus on common ground

Misplaced frustration among Ebadi's critics abroad
Mariam Memarsadeghi

OPINION
Ghalat kardam zamaaneh eslaahaatee

On a prison hunger strike
Sayeh Saeedi Sirjani

WOMEN
Iranian diva
Googoosh was a bad role model
Azam Nemati

FILM
House of S*** and F***
A good film, but I hated it
Behrouz Bahmani

DEBATE
Freedoom for fundamentalists?

On Qaradawi's visit to London
Interview with Fariborz Pooya and Bahram Soroush

POLITICS
Arnold is good for us!
How to gain influence in California
Abtin Assadi

POETRY
Moment of peace

It was when I let my eyes gaze into the fire
Shania Naderipour

POETRY
Maadaram baaftani meebaafd hanooz

My mother is still knitting
Karim Shafaee

POETRY
Too many kings
That is the problem
Abol Hassan Danesh

MUSIC
Koocheh Bazaari
Mehdian & Ghaderi
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
Hallucination
Photo essay
Mehraneh Atashi

TRAVELERS
After 25 years
Part 1
Fatema Soudavar Farmanfarmaian

REVIEW
Moore Shrek
Two films
Peyvand Khorsandi

OPINION
Educated vote

Bush is not as bad as they say
Slater Bakhtavar

MIDEAST
Placing blame where it counts
Palestinians need a wake up call
Faye Fereshteh Farhang

WOMEN
Long-distance participation

Broadcasting women's conference discussions with Paltalk
Elham Gheytanchi

WOMEN
Saving children from the chador

Unveiling the debate on secularism and rights
Maryam Namazie

RELATIVES
Mother
A little bit of Iran in the air of our Connecticut home
Roya Hakakian

MILITARY
Nice try

The failed Nojeh coup
Pesare Gol

TRAVELER
Shar-e hert

Trip to Iran. Part 4
Mahyar Etminan

COVER
One canvas stand
22 paintings from 22 painters

OPINION
Cool it
A case for Iran's nuclear energy program
Nima Kasraie

BOOKS
Good cop, bad cop

How to deal with Iran
Roger Howard

IDENTITY
I am sorry

I stole from you your Iranian identity
Jim. S.

SALON
Arayeshgah
This is quite an interesting place: an all-female salon in Iran
Najmeh Fakhraie

MUSIC
Iraj
Radio performances
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
Tehran underground

Photo essay
Noushin Najafi

FILM
Extreme filmmaking

People in the film business are gangsters. In Iran, it's extreme.
Jason Rezaian

WAR
Invasion

Artist's statement on what he saw on "Road to Baghdad"
Reza Karimi

IMMIGRANTS
Half full

Doom-and-gloom scenarios raise unjustified alarm
Kyle Saghafi

RIGHTS
Civic power and violence

Torture and democracy
Darius Rejali

LIFE
Empty house

She was always inviting with open arms
Hamid & Afsaneh Bakhsheshi

SECULARISM
God go home

How far will we go in establishing a secular democracy?
Ardavan Bahrami

ANNIVERSARY
Lasting menace
July 8th democracy movement is alive
Shahriar Zangeneh

IMMIGRANTS
Departure

The option of last resort for Middle Eastern Americans
Nader Habib

FILM
The awakening

Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11"
Kamal H. Artin

MUSIC
Parvin
Del-e ghaafel
Compiled by Azam Nemati

LIFE
Hasan Jones's Diary
A day in London
By Peyvand Khorsandi

COVER
Aghaazi bar yek paayaan
18th of Tir: Begining of the end
By Amir Azar

OBSERVER
Quietly attentive

Italians listen to Ebadi speech
By Roxanne Moin

REVIEW
Gone
Fereshteh Kowssar's "The Outrage of Silence"
By Roya Hakakian

COVER
Miraas-e Khayyami
Photo essay: I have a Paykan, therefore I'm Iranian
By Nader Davoodi

POETRY
Shadow side of our time
Poetry
By Azadeh Azad

POETRY
Ode to city pigeons
Poetry
By Shahla Azizi

POETRY
Coma
Poem
By Abol Hassan Danesh

POETRY
Iranian TV
Poem
By Jim S.

POETRY
Fekr-e bee-paayaan
Poetry
By Arash Zarei

POETRY
The go-home hypocrisy
Poetry
By Rom Hashemi

POETRY
Ravaayat-e oboor
Poetry
By Alireza Tarighian

MUSIC
Naghm-e Fakhteh
Hossein Ghavami
Compiled by Azam Nemati

DEMOCRACY
Regimhaaye totaaliter chegooneh meemeerand?
How do totalitarian regimes die?
By Ramin Kamran

COVER
Dancing across the loom
Paintings
By Sabzi

LANGUAGE
Burn
The uses of zereshk
By Peyvand Khorsandi

COMMUNICATION
How to win enemies
... and alienate friends?
By Yahya Kamalipour

AMERICA
God bless the best
I think very highly of this capitalist superpower, nevertheless
By Nima Bina

ACTIVISM
Waking up
Many Iranians in US lack awareness regarding their issues, but...
By Pouya Alimagham

NEIGHBOR
Unstable convergence

Afghanistan and regional interests
By Salman J. Borhani

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