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2004
June

POLITICS
Start with two pounds of voting
Recipe for political influence
By Abtin Assadi

FILM
Nostalgia and something less cheery
Michael Moore's fabulously effective piece of propaganda
By Sam Fayyaz

RELIGION
Two thumbs down

Islam and human rights
By Maryam Namazie

REFUGEE
Without

She uttered her current title softly: refugee
By Farid Parsa

LIFE
The Peacemonger
Short story
By Siamak Vossoughi

MEDIA
Plastic advice
Medical talk shows on Iranian satellite TV
By Pesare Gol

COVER
Rabieh
Photo essay: Staging the life of a female poet
By Nader Davoodi

NUCLEAR
This is my fate they are talking about
Nuclear weapons and the Iranian people
By Hossein Derakhshan

FILM
Republicans must see
Fahrenheit 9/11 may open the eyes of Bush supporters in the Iranian-American community
By Maziar Shirazi

POLITICS
Is this our year?
Iranian-American Activism takes hold in San Francisco
By Behrouz Bahmani

POINT
Fermez la bouche
What have the French done to spread democracy, anywhere?
By Alidad Vassigh

COVER
Drawing inspiration
Photographs
By Mina Javid

PHOTOGRAPHY
Sharp focus
Photographs
By Ehsan Shahinsefat

PHOTOGRAPHY
Black and white and brown
Photographs
By Hassan Farahani

BRITS
Rightly arrested
At least detained British soldiers in Iran weren't wearing orange suits and chains
By Peyvand Khorsandi

OPINION
Khaanom-e Ebadi bass ast!
Ms Ebadi, enough!
By Sayeh Saeedi Sirjani

FILM
Stung by Marmoolak

When the film was over I was a different person

By Mehdi Khazand

DIASPORA
From immigration to discrimination

An American story

By Jim S

TRAVELERS
Metamorphosis in Athens
Diary and photos essay
By Cyrus Kadivar

MARRIAGE
A different wedding

Why not Zoroastrian?

By Hamid Bakhsheshi

IDENTITY
Do we believe in Him?

Letter to the people of my country

By Farhad Amir

MUSIC
Hassan Homayounfal
Vassl-e Sahar
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
Visual lullabies
The Graceful serenity of Mahmoud Vasefi's watercolours
By Akhtar Sayar

CAMPAIGN
Aman for president

Seven-year-old Aman Ardalan wants to be the next president of Iran

I want to be President of Iran because it is a great idea and I will love being President. I will share money if you don’t have any money. I will share peace. And I will have good laws.

COURT TV
Murder they wrote
Iran's version of the O.J. murder affair
By Najmeh Fakhraie

FICTION
Baaraan
Rain... a short story
(English translation)
By Saeed Tavakkol

ARCHAEOLOGY
Excavator of ancient Persia
American expert on Iranian archaeology gets top award
By Nima Kasraie

MIDDLE EAST
After June 30th
What to do with the IRI
By Shahriar Zangeneh

PEACE
Alami degar bebaayad saakht vaz no aadami

Ending world tour in front of Evin Prison in autumn
By Hasan Alizadeh and Amir Ahmadi

SECURITY
Airport insecurity

My wife got a knife through security -- twice

By Sankara Saranam

OBITUARY
The last of Iran's gilded age
Asghar Mahdavi Dare-Amineh-Zarb
By Mahmoud Ghaffari

WOMEN
Homework
Can Muslim governments help women prosper economically?
By Fatima Farideh Nejat

PAKISTAN
Burning Karachi

It is a pity that in Pakistan no body rules

By Ali Ashraf Khan

LIFE
Rediscovering the lost art of laughter

"Marmoolak" tickled nerves I had forgotten I had
By Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

ENVIRONMENT
How's the weather?

Questions about food and the environment

By Ramin Takloo-Bighash

RIGHTS
The Mohammadis

Prisoners of conscience

By Reza M.

DATING
Why do women lie?

We all know why most men lie

By Manouchehr Mehrparvar

MUSIC
Abdolvahab Shahidi
Ohio concert
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
Alive in Kabul
I have experienced here a feeling that is not as common these days as I'd like, and it is hope
By Roozbeh Shirazi

DEMOCRACY
Democrasihaa chegooneh barjaa meemaanand?

How do democracies survive?
By Ramin Kamran

FILM
Profile: Gita Saedi

Producer for PBS series: "The New Americans"
By Bruce Bahmani

FILM
Kayvan Mashayesh's Khayyam
Director of "The Keeper"
By Darius Kadivar

MIDDLE EAST
Dignity a priority

Kurdish national identity

By Kamal H. Artin

POETRY
Baraaye pedaram

For my father
By Alireza Tarighian

POETRY
Peace

By Brian Appleton

PROFILING
United States of Klingons

My personal integrity would not allow me to sheepishly submit to the newly installed Big Brother screening procedure at the American customs depot
By Mahin Bahrami

POET
Banouyeh Iran
A heart-to-heart with poet Simin Behbahani
By Fariba Amini

DEMOCRACY
Two sides of the same coin

Ethnic cleansing and dictatorship vs. pluralism and democracy: A Critique of ethnic policies of Pahlavi and Islamic fundamentalist regimes

By Masoud Kazemzadeh

AMERICA
Worse than Blacks

Conversation with my younger cousin in Iran

By Ahmagh Khan

MIDEAST
Turning the tide

The solution is to embrace those who are passionate about change at the core

By Faye (Fereshteh) Farhang

MUSIC
Farhad Zamani
Guitarist
Compiled by Javaneh Khodabakhsh

COVER
Chand qadam-e boland
dar Lalehzar

Photo essay: Old Tehran
By Nader Davoodi

HISTORY
Diary of Cambyses II

Son of Cyrus the Great
By Nyusha Samiei

EXPERIMENTAL
Merry Christmas

Short story

By Sophie

COVER
War and peace
Paintings
By Minoo Emami

ART
Shades of green
Paintings
By Bardia Haddadi

BOOKS
Unique experience

Memoirs of scholar with intimate knowledge of Iranians

MUSIC
Shidi
A true lover is proved
By Javaneh Khodabakhsh

PHOTOGRAPHY
Darband
Photo essay
By Nader Davoodi

AMERICA
Marhoom Reagan
Having lunch and listening to Reagan's funeral on the radio
By Farhad Radmehrian

PERSIAN GULF
Mind your own business
EU interference in the issue of Persian Gulf islands
By Pirouz Mojtahed-Zadeh

US ELECTIONS
20/20
One vote makes a difference
By Babak Morvarid

MEDIA
True lies

The powerful impact of the media in stereotyping Iranians
By Bita

COVER
The joy of
Paintings
By Haideh Sobhi

PEACE
Dorood az Botswana
Greetings from Botswana
By Hasan Alizadeh and Amir Ahmadi

LIFE
Valid questions

Where I have been, where I am, where I am going
By Shahriar Zahedi

MIDDLE EAST
Iran-Iraq friendship pact

The only way to secure a peaceful and thriving region
By Sharif N Mafi

HUMAN
Starry night
I realized I am responsible, not just the governments
By Yassaman Farmani unedited

COVER
The city of angels
Photo essay: Elham's wedding in LA
Photos by Javaneh Khodabakhsh & Jahanshah Javid
Notes by Jahanshah Javid

LANGUAGE
The more things change

We can't stop the penetration of non-Persian words or their contamination
By Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

INTELLECTUAL
Passionate, genuine & deeply flawed
Thoughts on philosopher Ahmad Fardid
By Mahmoud Sadri

THEOCRACY
Ramz-e baghaaye hokoomat-e dini

Theocracy's survival is not a big mystery
By Niloufar Beyzaie

LOVE
The one I can't have
A jerk, a friend, or...?
By Khatoon

IRAN-U.S.
Watch out for Iranicons
They believe democracy is something that can cooked faster in a microwave
By Roozbeh Shirazi

MUSIC
Kouros Sarhangzadeh

11 additional songs
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
A day on the Danube
With my son Sohrab
By Najaf Daryabandari

CIRCUS
Suicidal martyrs

Applications for martyrdom missions against infidels
Shargh Newspaper

ARCHITECTURE
Spiraling into oblivion
Frank Lloyd Wright's deteriorating masterpiece in Iran
By Nima Kasraie

MEMORIAL
Let's dream
Abu Ghraib and Evin prisons are never destroyed
By Amir Ali Fassihi

PROTEST
Wear red on fridays
In opposition to Bush policies
By Jason Jazayeri

MUSIC
Shajarian
With Ahmad Ebadi & Asghar Bahari
Compiled by Azam Nemati

STUDENT
80 percent done
Student leader says farewell -- for now
By Pouya Alimagham

COVER
Like I'm from Pluto
Don't cry for us half-Iranians, cry for yourselves
By Lance Raheem

QUAKE
Fear and trembling in Tehran

I realized that our national penchant for conspiracy theories does not spare natural disasters
By Shahla Azizi

IRAQ
The red zone
Every foreigner is in hiding, in disguise, as if embarrassed of their presence in Iraq
By Borzou Daragahi

PEACE
Down (but not out) in S. Africa
Peace cyclists beaten and robbed in Johannesburg
By Hasan Alizadeh and Amir Ahmadi

FILM
Lizardmania

Photo essay: Watching the brilliant "Lizard" in LA
By Jahanshah Javid

LIFE
Blessed curses

Dichotomies of change among Iranians
By Farid Parsa

TORTURE
Shah or sheikh
Savages do the same job irrespective of who's in power
By Parkhash

OBSERVER
The petite giant
I was taken aback by Ebadi's strength of words
By Meysa Maleki

POETRY
Gotta be tight

Poem
By Hassan Danesh

POETRY
Aseer-e dard
In memory of Ahmad Mirfendereski
By M.S. Noury

POETRY
Khatereh
For Mahrokh
By M.S. Noury

POETRY
Ascension
Dedicated to the loss of my Cousin Salar
By Slater Bakhtavar

POETRY
Synergism
By Avideh

COVER
Faces of Tajrish
Photo essay
By Nader Davoodi

OPINION
Voting on merit
Where Goli Ameri was born is inconsequential
By Jim S.

REVIEW
Leap forward
Beautiful insinuations hidden behind new Googoosh songs
By Narges Nobari

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