October 17, 2001
A great art site.
"This volume is one in a continuing series of books prepared by
the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country
Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the Department of the Army."
"Payam-e-Doost Radio is an OFFICIAL Persian Bahai short-wave radio
being broadcast to Iran since April 21, 2001 from 9:30 to 10 PM (Tehran
time) every night. This is the first Persian Bahai short-wave radio program
to Iran, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Australia, Africa and the countries
of former Soviet Union. It has Millions of listeners in Iran as well as
throughout the world--it is becoming one of the most listen-to programs
in Persian-speaking communities around the world."
Persian Art Music
Music site in Iran.
Learn about Iranian flamenco masters and...
Beethoven Music Center in Tehran. Store?
Homepage of prominent tar player.
Pahlavi video clips
News reel about Shah and Farah's wedding is particularly interesting.
"Iranian Marxist Humanists".
Akram Monfared Arya
One of Iran's first women pilots. Lots of photos.
"Hunting with Tazis (Salukis) has been the oldest and most valuable
hunting method and the Tazi was prized for both its hunting prowess and
its sheer dignity, elegance and suppleness in action."
Messageboard: Exchanges views, messages on various topics.
Interesting collection on the lives of classic Persian poets and their
Click on the Farsi link and learn basic words. Includes audio clips for
every word. Also see Online English - Persian Dictionary.
"We are happy to introduce a new website featuring FREE wallpapers
and screensavers with eye-catching images and beautiful FARSI poetry from
Iran's famous poets such as Saadi, Molavi, Hafez, etc. and/or Bible verses."
Current map of the capital.
"Aban Eye Clinic & Isfahan LASIK Center Is the largest refractive
surgery unit of Isfahan province. It is equipt one of the most advance LASIK
machines, microkeratomes & microsurgical instruments for various ophthalmic
surgeries, specially LASIK & CATARACT."
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Deadline October 29.
Terrorism Law and
Jurist: The Legal Education Network, from the University of Pittsburgh
Law School, offers "authoritative legal instruction, information and
scholarship." Now, Jurist's legal experts have assembled an all-too-timely
electronic library of documents, articles, and analysis on terrorism and
terrorists, including U.S. anti-terror legislation, counter-terrorism, commentaries
from legal eagles and policy-makers, print resources, and a continuous datafeed
of relevant headlines from across the Net. Check out the Academic Commentary
section to read some eye-opening op-eds written by various legal scholars.
-- Yahoo review
The Rosetta Project
This mammoth linguistic project seeks to survey and archive 1,000 languages
for posterity. Why? Because 50 to 90 percent of today's spoken languages
aren't expected to last another 100 years. And here's the exceptionally
cool part -- once they've gathered enough material (glossaries, grammatical
usage, alphabets, parallel translations, etc), they're going to "micro-etch"
it onto a nickel disk that will have a 2,000-year life expectancy! In other
words, they're creating a 21st-century Rosetta stone. They're embracing
an "open contribution" policy similar to the Oxford English Dictionary,
so you're encouraged to contribute. This week's languages of interest include
Igo, Ainu, Afrikaans, Paiwan, Old Norse, Meitei, and Turoyo. -- Yahoo
Is this fully downloadable magazine a glimpse into the future of publishing?
Featuring great short fiction, celebrity profiles, reviews, cartoons, and
poetry, it comes ready to download and read in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.
The best thing about the magazine is the price -- it's sponsored by advertisers,
so it's completely free. And don't think of "The Spook" as another
third-rate web zine -- it's a real magazine just like the ones at the newsstand.
It even comes with an online instruction manual. Just think -- no more paper
cuts or annoying subscription cards. -- Yahoo review
American Field Guide
Tour the American countryside and explore ecosystems, art, history, public
policy, and more with just a few clicks of the mouse, thanks to PBS. Go
snowboarding in the backcountry near Mt. Bachelor, Oregon. Look for seashells
on Sanibel Island in Florida. Take a twig furniture making class in southeast
Alaska. Public television stations from across the U.S. provide over 1,200
video clips along with transcripts, which makes searching easy. After seeing
these amazing places on video, you'll want to pack your bags and take a
hike! -- Yahoo review
Arranged in a "fan of luminous threads," the Idea Line presents
a timeline of artworks in which each thread corresponds to a type of artwork
or technology. The line's brightness indicates the number of artworks in
that year. The array of artworks and technology is impressive -- minimalism,
abstraction, animation, video, Java, and many more -- but our favorite aspect
of this clever site is watching the lines ebb and flow as the mouse is moved
over them. When you see something that piques your interest, you're just
one click away from immersing yourself in it. -- Yahoo review
Kodak e-Magazine offers yet another fascinating feature, this time focusing
on America's cowgirls and the roles of women in the traditionally male sport
of rodeo. Take a tour through the History section, a compelling and comprehensive
photo essay documenting the past 120 years of women in the rodeo, and meet
some of the early legends, daring women who entered the adventurous world
of "roping and riding." In the Movies section, you'll find three
clips focused on current world-class bull riders Lisa Stipp and Rene Mikes.
Watch "Six Seconds", "On the Road", and "Motivation"
to enter their world and hear what it's like to ride a bull and travel the
circuit. -- Yahoo review
Kids World Almanac
"Millions of kids read The World Almanac For Kids every year. Now
the bestselling book has a companion Web Site -- The World Almanac For Kids
Online. So dive in and explore. You might even get smarter. "
Top Ten Blog
For a little something on the lighter side, swing by this site and peruse
David Letterman-style top-ten lists. Participants use Blogger, a weblogging
tool, to add their input to this collaborative effort. Current lists includes
everything from "Top Ten Reasons Why Michael Jackson Scares You"
to "Top Ten Best Top Ten Blog Entries." You can also search the
archives by date or by topic to discover the "Top Ten Ways to Spend
Your Time When You Are Stuck on Hold With Your Internet Service Provider"
and the "Top Ten Most Unpopular Flavors of Jell-O." -- Yahoo
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