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2004
May

COVER
Kingdom
Paintings
By Mokhtar Paki

OPINION
Hopeful but skeptical
The question remains, Ms. Ebadi: whose progress and whose ship?
By Choob Dosar-Gohi

PICTORY
Bygone era
Photo essay: Abadan Club Band -- 12 new pix
By Shahriar Tashnizi

OPINION
Impossible promises
IAPAC is creating false hopes and making impossible promises
By Ladan Afrasiabi

MUISC
Bakhtiari

Folk music
Compiled by Azam Nemati

OPINION
Root of democracy
What Ebadi was getting at
By Mitra Yousefi

OPINION
Arnold is good for us
Engagement in American politics
By Abtin Assadi

OPINION
US elections and us
Questioning our standing in American civic space
By Goudarz Eghtedari

CULTURE
Wine, dinner, and Latest News
Why does it seem utterly impossible for my friends to have an unbiased opinion about Googoosh?
By Kamran Zargahi

POETRY
The Ostrich
On the Israeli assault on Rafah refugee camp in Gaza
By Peyvand Khorsandi

AMERICA
Our darkest days
... are here
By Andy Rooney

FICTION
Jafar jen dideh

Short story
By Nina Ninavi

ADVICE
Heart vs. mind
Giving advice on overly realistic premises
By Kourosh Saghafi

LIFE
Difference between titillation and fulfilment
And if you don't know the devil, how can you be sure it isn't an angel?
By Nikoo

RIGHTS
They wrote the book
America has been exporting torture methods for a long time
By Fariba Amini

OPINION
The wrong way
Twisting the truth about Ebadi's speech in Maryland
By Ramin Takloo-Bighash

GAY
Eshgh-e mamnoo'

Forbidden love
By Mehran

LIFE
Love is not enough
The never ending story of love
Yasaman Rohani

MUISC
Ahmad Azad & Parvaneh

"Baa Man Az Eshgh Begoo"
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
Molto bene
Drawings
By Marjan Fahimi

DEMOCRACY
Our only hope
Photo essay: Shirin Ebadi calls for democracy
By Jahanshah Javid

DIARY
Walking to the side
A day of protest
By Peyvand Khorsandi

OPINION
The kakistocracy
Government by the most unprincipled citizens
By Shahriar Zangeneh

OPINION
No belle
Ebadi's slogans are nice. But that's not enough
By Mohsen M.

MUISC
Mahmoudi Khonsari

Raseed mojdeh
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
Moon shadow
Paintings
By Hamed Mahmoodi

WELCOME
Married to LA
Nobel Laureate treated like a bride by L.A. Iranian community
By Bahar Mirhosseini

OPINION
The new voice of the Islamic Republic
That is Shirin Ebadi
By Ali Ardeshir Jowza

OBSERVATIONS
Click here for democracy
Shirin Ebadi speaks in Los Angeles
By Mohammad Ala

MUISC
Elahe

Arad sabaa...
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
Through the cracks
Photo essay: Persepolis & Tagh-e Rostam
By Ehsan Samani

POINT
Equally appalling
Abu Ghraibs in Iran, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Yemen, Cuba, or North Korea, Zimbabwe, China, Russia... you get the picture
By Alidad Vassigh

TRAVELERS
Should I stay or should I go?
The more pessimistic reports from Iran are probably closer to the mark
By Giti Amirani

BOOK
Taareekh-e ahzaab
Iran's political parties in a span of 100 years
By Younes Parsa Benab

OPINION
Apocalypse tomorrow
Beware the self-fulfilling prophesies of millenarians
By Mahmoud Sadri and Ahmad Sadri

PICTORY
High notes
Photo essay: Abadan music bands
By Shahriar Tashnizi

COMMUNITY
Balanced mission
Interview with a community leader
By Jahanshah Javid

SINGER
One in a million
What you, Sousan, meant to us
By Nazaneen Ashrafi and Nahal Rose Lalefar

LETTER
We'll have fun -- again
I promise
By Parviz

COVER
In focus
Photo essay: Iranians &...
By Ehsan Shahinsefat

ABUSE
Messing up Iraq

There is a culture in the U.S. administration that promotes collective humiliation
By Shahla Azizi

IRAN-U.S.
Hollow modernity
Obsession with the Great American Culture Project is not a sign of advanced democratic consciousness
By Roozbeh Shirazi

REFUGEE
The grand plan

Short story
By Farid Parsa

UNITY
We will!

It is so much easier, and far more enjoyable, to be a team
By Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

CITIZENSHIP
Weight of choice
For now I have to be content with a seat on the sideline and observe democracy in action
By FF

FARAH
Lesson in generosity
Reflections on Farah Pahlavi’s memoirs
By Reza Bayegan

COVER
E.O.
Calligraphy
By Seyed Alavi

IRAQ
Please accept our sincere denials
A sociology of Abu Ghraib
By Ahmad Sadri

IDEAS
Swan song
The many reformations of Iranian Islam
By Fatema Soudavar Farmanfarmaian

SERIOUS
A to D
Classification of Iranians in the U.S.
By Dr. MD_PhD

COVER
Afsane's secret
Fashion designer
By Afsane Reihanifard

COLONIALISM
When they invade Iran
Maybe then you'll care
By Lawrence Reza Ershaghi

COMPARISON
From Bam to Lisbon

Earthquake: Misfortune, insjustice, or the will of God?
By Mansour Farhang

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

IDENTITY
I'm from Purrrsia
We cannot control how people want to call us
By Mohsen

FICTION
Return of Shahrzad
Part 14
By Eric J. Jerpe

IDENTITY
Playing footsie with facts
For one thing, all things inside Iran are NOT Persian
By Naghmeh Sohrabi

PEOPLE
Aunt Sally
Goat cheese, fresh vegetables and no stress do a body good!
By Ben Bagheri

ACTIVISM
Change requires action
Are you willing to die for your country?
By Tina

IRAQ
Business as usual
Abuse of Iraqi prisoners was not isolated
By Farhad Radmehrian

COVER
Birds without border
And other poems
By Abol Hassan Danesh

POETRY
Occupation
Words climb my heart like ivy
By Arash Daneshzadeh

POETRY
Iraq
Who cares, the Hawks have their oil
By Flora Kaschani

POETRY
Flint

STRIKE! Yes... strike me very hard!
By Mersedeh Khozin

POETRY
Yek rooz-e deegar
Ta'm-e zendegi raa Ziplock meekonam
By Khalil Kalbasi

POETRY
Enmeshment?
No rehearsals, no briefing
By Avideh

POETRY
Faryaad-e beesedaa
Rooz o shabam baa yaad-e to
By Arash Zarei

POETRY
The martyrs
You were martyred for your faith. Now so are they
By Leora Douraghy

POETRY
Shekoofehaaye bahaari
Az hamisheh taa hamisheh zendegee kon
By Parivash Taghibeigi

POETRY
Mashad
Memories pearling down my eyes, my face
By Sheema Kalbasi

POETRY
Poem to my beloved
I already know the shape of my wedding dress
By Assal Badrkhani

POETRY
Trilogy Kaaraaeeb
Vahshat-e kooseh
By Cyrous Moradi

COVER
Fresh like nature
Paintings
By Nahid Navab

IRAN-U.S.
That arrogant reporter
Response to "Those friendly Iranians" in the New York Times
By Roozbeh Shirazi

RECALL
Faaje-eh Bam tamaam nashodeh
Talking to the people of Bam on their unending tragedy
By Farzaneh Raji

IDENTITY
Persian vs. Iranian

The debate continues
By Behrouz Bahmani

CULTURE
Hot summer afternoons

Sahar's love affair with Uncle Napoleon TV series
By Mahsa Meshki

RECALL
Sense & humor
Another statesman lost
By Mahmoud Ghaffari

METAPHORE
An illness of her own
A review of "Crystal"
By Setareh Sabety

PICTORY
Torch of Abadan
National Iranian Oil Company's newsletter, Mash'al-e-Abadan
By Jahanshah Javid

SPACE
Fired into space
Photo essay: Stargazing
By Jahanshah Javid

MUSIC
Aminollah Hussein
Rare recording of a tar master
Compiled by Azam Nemati

COVER
Rising sun
At father's place of eternal res
By Guive Mirfendereski

FOREIGN AFFAIRS
On diplomacy

And foreign policy
By Ahmad Mirfendereski

POLITICS
For who she is

It is around Ameri that Iranians in Diaspora should congregate and support
By Mahmoud Ghaffari

OPINION
Bread & circuses
Propaganda is common and inherent in democratic systems
By John Mohammadi

FICTION
Return of Shahrzad
Part 13
By Eric J. Jerpe

COVER
Play of light
Paintings
By Soheila Mortazavi

PHOTOGRAPHY
Women and railroads

Photo essay
By Misha (Mehrdad) Honarvar

IRAQ
Hypocracy won't bring democracy

What Bush says and what soldiers do in Iraq
By Hamid Bakhsheshi

MIDDLE EAST
When the oil dries up

Untold billions of dollars in oil revenues and not much to show for it
By Jerry Quill

NATIONALISM
We're different (and better)

Battle of superiority
By Hydar Kenani

COVER
Going home
Interview: On University of Chicago's return of ancient tablets to Iran
By Jahanshah Javid

WINE COUNTRY
Let's run away and get drunk
Photo essay: Darioush winery, Napa
By Jahanshah Javid

POLITICS
Not so far fetched

The wonderful thing about the Velvet Revolution
By Cyrus Rasti

MUSIC
Pooran
Ay Doktor! Shab bood...
Compiled by Azam Nemati

LOVE
Hang in there

Why should you surrender to the notion that your heart will "break a thousand times"?
By Kourosh Saghafi unedited

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