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Features

2005
Past years

Blog, blog and away
It's incredible, there are more blogs than there are Iranians
Peyvand Khorsandi

Desperate husbands
Lively conversations during afternoon tea
Farrokh A. Ashtiani

Tanaabi ham beh een yeki bebandeed
Ahmadinejad thrives on crises and chaos -- to the detriment of an entire nation
Yavar Ostovar

President Kong
King Kong focuses on the mind of one man and his fraught relations with the West: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Peyvand Khorsdandi

Bekhaatere yek joft sibil
Shaving off Shah-era moustache
Mohammad Hossainzadeh

The second coming of Elvis
I don't think "Allah o Akbar" is a good substitute for an engine
Siamack Baniameri

Bittersweet
I laughed and laughed until I reached a point where all I wanted to do was cry
Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

A game of backgammon
Or clash of cultures?
Saeed Tavakkol

It's good to be gay!
Parts (1) (2) (3)
Siamack Baniameri

Naameh beh Emam Zaman
Qom elementary school writing competition winner
Parsi

Perisan romance - Part 6
As Asgar picked up a ripe plum to eat and wrapped his hand around it, the plum slipped straight out of his hand and flew at Asal's face
Payam Ghamsari

Hadi brings down the house
Video clips & photos
Jahanshah Javid

Omid's greatest hits
Video clips: Omid Djalili does stand up on HBO
Jahanshah Javid

Birdman of al-Qaeda
He is called as Father of Aviation because he was the first man who thought of using infected birds to inflict casualties on the enemies
Farrokh A. Ashtiani

Bloghestaane Sa'di
Sa'di's blog entry about the Sivand Dam and the debate over preserving Iran's heritage
Gahrib Ghorbati

UNews
Correcting President Ahmadinejad's U.N. speech
Mazloom

The late potato
At five in the morning Mr Potato woke up in a sweat
Peyvand Khorsandi

New Orleans eyne Baghdad shod
Siah poostaane siah roozegaar, gorosneh, azaaadaar dar rahgozaar
Hadi Khorsandi

Pooste shir
Smoke from Oshnoo cigarettes filled the air as the ceiling fan hovered quietly
Mohammad Hossainzadeh

Taghdeem baa eshgh
To the most beautiful Shohreh Solati
Reza Kohansal

Shahr-e Ashoub
Short story
P. Shabrang

Sex khordan
An anecdote from bazaar bozorg
Behrang Litkouhi

Nice try
"Sahar, Khanoom," Haniye started asking me "Are you married?" Where the hell did that come from? Please shoot me now.
Sahar Dastmalchi

Polillusionist
Bob's fabricated interview with Iran's ambassador to the U.N., Javad Zarif
Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi

Three short stories
"Gorbeye gondegoo"
"Sage abiye jooyaaye naam"
"Do booghalamoon"
Mahshid Amirshahi

WomBomb
My detonating agent turned out to be a Persian-born European-raised boy named Ramin
Sahar Dastmalchi

Two Iranian brothers
The concept of "tarof"
Behrang Litkouhi

Persian cat on crack
She constantly nags, starts rumors, gossips all day and considered me a failure
Siamack Baniameri

Sahar Khanoom mord
"Bale Farhad told me you could get me a fridge... Cheap." Ok. We have lift off.
Sahar Dastmalchi

Minus spanking
Parenthood, Iranican style
Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

Stop press
Niger offers citizenship to Ganji
Peyvand Khorsandi

Birthday letters
A tribute
Peyvand Khorsandi

Khatami dar sokoot-e ketaabkhaaneh
Khatami in the silence of his library
Hadi Khorsandi

Shooteh bad
Lessons in Persian II
Peyvand Khorsandi

Against the wind
Cartoons
Hanif Bahari

Tying-up loose ends
Aftabeh, democracy and terrorism
Guive Mirfendereski

The President and Akbar Ganji
Khatami has ordered an investigation into the sheer variety of Persian dishes of which Ganji has been deprived
Hadi Khorsandi

Give it up comrade
Ganji should go home, down a huge chelo-kabab with gigantic onions, relax, take a shower, have great sex and apply for Canadian citizenship
Siamack Baniameri

Jacket over a cross
The jottings of Ali Mashangian
Peyvand Khorsandi

Heaven can wait
The thought of going to heaven the next time a suicide bomber steps into my bus certainly makes me feel secure
Siamack Baniameri

That's my captor
Current events in cartoons
Saman

Four-ty
What dignity I had evaporated in a cloud of shame this morning
Siamack Salari

If you have it, enjoy it
Business, success and satisfaction
Parviz Forghani

Salad Shirazi
While many of us spent the entire last year arguing if Ms. Aghdashlou is prettier or Googoosh guess what happened? The British team won again!
Farrokh A. Ashtiani

Pirezani raa setami dargereft
Post-election poem
Hadi Khorsandi

And the winner is... the Shah!
Reached for comment, the late Shah rolled over in his grave, and said, “If I had known these people were this pathetic, I would’ve cashed out a lot sooner.”
Manesh

Money for nothing
I know it's our country's flag and our identity, but I don't find the beast particularly attractive and I don't think a scary-looking creature characterizes my identity
Siamack Baniameri

Yek saal-e ba'd dar hamin rooz
(1) (2) (3)

A year from today under President Ahmadinejad's administration
Shahyad

Bileh dig, bileh choghondar
Extraordinary insight into the Iranian character
Mohammad Ali Jamalzadeh

Our god's plan
The Lord has informed me that He wants America to prepare, to make safe, the way for freedom and democracy in the world
Doug Soderstrom

Comic timing
Houshang Touzie's talent to entertain, move and empower
Peyvand Khorsandi

Boogh boogh
A Western perspective on traffic in Iran
Martin

Dar baab-e taarikhche-ye democracy
On the history of democracy
Bidjan Assadipour

There's no meter down there
Excerpt from "Embroideries"
Marjane Satrapi

I'm famous
I thought I was dreaming. I felt my face burn with a deep read blush.
Siamack Salari

Befarmaa eenam democracy
12 cartoons
Mahmoud

Two worlds
My "dual life" as a stand-up comic and over-educated secretary
Tissa Hami

We're not impressed
People and things I'm sick and tired of
Siamack Baniameri

Satanic bathroom
Holy books in a unholy space
Omid Parsi

Qafiyeh cho tang ayad
Love, marriage & writers' block
Mohammad Hossainzadeh

To be or not to be an ass
Cartoons
Houman Mortazavi

Know your presidential candidates
Power point
Anonymous

Searching for Hasan
Asylum speakers news, a radio sketch show in progress
Peyvand Khorsandi

On the edge
Asylum speakers news, a radio sketch show in progress
Peyvand Khorsandi

Asylum speakers
A radio sketch show in progress
Peyvand Khorsandi

It's a small world
Illegitimate lovechild of a metrosexual ayatollah who donated money to the president of Halliburton whose brother was a fashion designer for Chechnian rebels
Siamack Baniameri

Persian romance
Part (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
Payam Ghamsari

Phone with no ring
Satanic communication
Peyvand Khorsandi

Samad meets Khamenei
Clever political
medley of sounds

Ferey
My Iranian of the year
Siamack Baniameri

Japanese fans in Tehran
Photo essay: Iran-Japan football match
Nader Davoodi

Peanuts and pistachios
Another Iranian-American woman; another book
Peyvand Khorsandi

Liberty Gulf
U.S. renames Persian Gulf to
" promote freedom and democracy"
April Fools

Aghdashloo quits "24"
Iranian-American star leaves hit Fox TV show amid controvery
Ken Hakarimoran
Khollywood Reporter

Persian romance
He imagines under-age blondes running their hands through the Persian rug on his chest
Payam Ghamsari

Ash-e reshteh nation
Our diluted culture
Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

Dar setaayesh-e betaalat
Holiday culture in Iran
Mohammad Ghaed

Heritage shmeritage
‘Preserving’ Iranian culture
Peyvand Khorsandi

Adam and Eve
Short story
Arash Emamzadeh

Royal Mirage
A holiday to remember
Siamack Salari

Ensaan, Arashmidos va raadikaalizm
Man, Archimedes and radicalism
Mohammad Ali Esfahani

Payback time
A woman leads prayers? What's left of Moslem men's dignity?
Siamack Baniameri

Zan Zallil
Magazine 4 Persian men... who can't make decisions
Siamack Baniameri

Happy Nowruz
Parody of Khomeini
and Montazeri

Ta'arof
A lie is no longer considered a sin when hospitality is the intention
Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

Life in terms of BellGheis Khanoom
Ten stages of life
Bahram Saghari

Igor
There are some things you just don’t say
Peyvand Khorsandi

A letter to the woman upstairs
Weighing heaven and hell
Siamack Baniameri

Sex, lies & shish kebob
Part 3: Anything's okay, so long as your ass remains a one-way street
Siamack Baniameri

Evil in jitters
A natural yearning for freedom and justice in the Middle East is (thanks to the United States of America) turning to impatience
Alidad Vassigh

Ahang-e Khodaa
"Song of God"
Source/Artist unknown

Valentine abgoosht
Saltanat entered the apartment with her nose first sniffing like a Bassett hound on the trail
Kaveh Aminian, Seattle

This doctor shit is hard
The link between studying for medical school & plumbing
Maziar Shirazi

Wham, bam, thank you Azam
I owe Ms. N. a debt of gratitude for love finally coming and knocking on my door
Sima Shirazi

Sex, lies and shish kebob
Part 2: The games Iranian girls play: always acting, always dramatic, always cunning; it never ends
Siamack Baniameri

Joghdee keh khodaa bood
Dedictaed to the followers of the Imam
Mahshid Amirshahi

Asghar Agha at 26
Six excerpts from the latest issue of Hadi Khorsandi's "Asghar Agha" magazine which has entered its 26th year of publication

Sex, lies and shish kebob
Part 1: Why are you Persian guys such loose mouth, perverted liars? she asked
Siamack Baniameri

How to liberate Iran
Please... please... please, pay a bit of attention when carpet bombing the city with your 'precision' bombs
Sharif N Mafi

What can Woody Allen teach the Iranian opposition?
Shouting "SEX" doesn't really give anyone an orgasm
Fred Andon Petrossians

Bush, Part II
An arrogant pitch for legacy and petro dollars!
Farhad Radmehrian

Mohaakeme-ye sag-e galleh
Iranian tales
Mahshid Amirshahy

United Malodorous Nations
What do these human rights people do all day?
Alidad Vassigh

You're FIRED
Pink slip for the Red States
David Donnell

Silver Ghost Rolls Royce matchbox
Matchboxes, if you recall, were the small miniature cars that were 5 tomans each
Bahram Saghari

I can play terrorist, easy
Seeking acting jobs in Hollywood
Siamack Baniameri

Where are they now?
The characters in "Shahr-e Qesseh" 38 years later
Sharif N Mafi

Divine fashion
Photo essay: Religious store items
Fanus.blogspot.com

Javad the Great
He has a tendency to form archaic opinions on issues that are too relevant to rely on the ways of old
Kamran Zargahi

Opposites Day
Guess who got a Presidential Medal of Freedom
Abtin Assadi

The Iranican Dream
Introduction to a book of Iranian-American satire
Siamack Baniameri

Fun to be fat (for now)
Will I be fit enough to play football with my twins in the local park?
Siamack Salari

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