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2003
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GENDER WARS
Great year
For Iranian women. And Iranian men are plain jealous.
By Siamack Baniameri

OPINION
Mommie dearest
The pope beatified Mother Teresa, a fanatic, a fundamentalist, and a fraud
By Hosein DeVilt

FILM
The last colony
Interview with filmmaker Parvin Ansary
By Brian Appleton

FICTION
Farah and Simran
Friendship never dies
By Wazhma Frogh

RIGHTS
Restless limbs
Shirin Ebadi's Nobel speech

RIGHTS
Welcome hope
Photo essay: Cheers for Ebadi
By Takyar

RIGHTS
Who cares?

A probono lawyer and her one-practice fight against the Patriot Act
By Behrouz Bahmani

ART
The missing
Tooba, the tree of life, must be controlled, kept in fear, scrutinized
By Torange Yeghiazarian

RIGHTS
We shall never forget
Interview with Abdol-Karim Lahiji
By Fariba Amini

OPINION
Ripe for reinterpretation
From Ebadi's various remarks it is clear that progressive Islam protects human rights but also advocates a secular approach with regards to political institutions
By Nema Milaninia

OPINION
Be fair
People like Ebadi have fought for freedom and human rights in Iran for the past 23 years. What have you done?
By Taraneh Izadi

OPINION
Open criticism
It is the responsibility of every one of us to challenge each other and to make views transparent
By Sheema Kalbasi

WOMEN
User friendly feminist

When did the collective female conscious underwent a collective lobotomy?
By Afsaneh Bahrami

ACTIVIST
Dreaming on a bike
Poupeh cycles around the world for peace
By Katayoon Hadizadeh

OPINION
As if we NEEDED the Nobel
The reality is that the West treats the rest of the world as less than equal
By Mohamad Purqurian

SEX
One fine day
The first time I did it
By Fatemeh Parsa

RIGHTS
Exclusion and complicity
Becoming a lesbian in diaspora
By Choob Dosar-Gohi

LIFE
A man with his little sister
Discoveries
By Siamak Vossoughi

DIARY
Awi
Part 25

TRAVELERS
Passenger to Tehran
Travel diary from 1926 Iran
By Vita Sackville-West

PHOTOGRAPHY
Why not
Photo essay: Nudes
By Nazak Pahlavi

LIFE
Settling down
The puzzle that seemed so easy and fun is getting on to me
By Linda Ghassemi

ANALYSIS
A woman of action
Shirin's Ebadi's background and the impact of her Nobel Peace Prize
By Farhang Jahanpour

SLEEP
To hell and back
Dreams
By Babak Khiavchi

OPINION
Ayatollah Ebadi?
Shirin Ebadi seems far from acknowledging separation of religion and state
By Sheema Kalbasi

OPINION
Kheyraat-e javaaez
Ebadi's Nobel: A view from the left
By Kayvan Kaviani

COMMENT
Ghessehye Kooseh-va-Shirin
Coverage on Shirin Ebadi's Noble Peace Prize
By Choob Dosar-Gohi

COVER
Break by brick
Photo essay: Brickyard near Tehran
By Yalda Moaiery

OPINION
The outsider

In a restless Iran, Shirin Ebadi is a problem for conservatives and reformists
By Jahanshah Javid

INSOMNIA
Perfection
Me & the rest of Iranian women
By Parissa Sohie

LIFE
I want to see it
The Persian prick you love to hate still raises a sardonic chuckle
By Kristopher Kolumbus

OPINION
The chisel and the hammer
Shirin Ebadi's public endorsement of Islam is a qualified proposition but it is sociologically sound and politically astute
By Ahmad Sadri

OPINION
Taba'aat-e Nobel
Political implications of Ebadi's Nobel prize
By Dariush Sajjadi

OPINION
Prize for courage
Ebadi's Nobel prize is the revival of the spirits of those who perished under injustice
By Farrokh A. Ashtiani

COVER
Reason to smile
Shirin Ebadi photos and media reaction

COMMENT
The clap of one hand
I had no clue who Shirin Ebadi is. But...
By Zohreh Khazai-Ghahremani

COVER
For human rights and democracy
Nobel committee statement on Shirin Ebadi

RIGHTS
Sedaaye mardom-e Iran
Shirin Ebadi's Nobel prize
By Niloofar Beyzaie

RIGHTS
The catalyst
With Shirin Ebadi's Nobel prize, I became empowered
By Golbarg Wedin Bashi

ABUSE
Dokhtari beh naameh Gohar
Girls raped by fathers not uncommon in rural areas of Iran
By Alborz

WOMEN
Matter of choice
Wearing the hijab not the deciding factor in whether someone was good or not
By Leila Shirazi

MEN
Yek mard-e badbin
Why women in Iran chat online
By Alborz

COVER
True personality
Photo essay: Models
By Misha Honarvar

RIGHTS
Far from causal brutality
Zahra Kazemi's murder
By Asghar Massombagi

OPINION
Symbol of struggle
Women's rights are Iranian rights
By Nema Milaninia

STUDENT
Just figuring it out
Medical school journal
By Mina M.

COVER
Modern woman
Paintings
By Lidia Shahabi

WOMEN
Black is back
Suddenly the blonde look became an embarrassment
By Leila Shirazi

LIFE
Times have changed
They certainly have
By Azam Nemati

WOMEN
Grow up
Most men prefer younger girls. But in the civilized world most men know that won't work. So why can't Iranian men figure that out?
By Sheila K.

MEN
Beat this
Bride from Iran
By Farid Moghadassi

COVER
Time to go
Photo essay: Shahrnush Parsipur in Albany
By Jahanshah Javid

LITERATURE
Without men
Parsipur's polyphonic novel
By Khatereh Sheibani

WOMEN
Declining goddess
Alienation of women
By Fatima Farideh Nejat

BEAUTY
Eyebrow nation

The French are obsessed with legs, Americans with breasts, Brazilian with butts and for us Iranians, it's eyebrows
By Lida Ghassemi

COVER
Cage
Art works

By Negar Assari-Samimi

FICTION
Serpent's dance

Short story
By Ali Sadri

PHOTOGRAPHY
Grandmother
Photo essay: My grandmother
By Atieh Noori

COVER
Proud love
Lifting the veil over Malik Khanum's life
By Susan Hajiani

COVER
Delivering nudes
Paintings
By Pantea Karimi

COVER
Tall, dark & Iranian
Photo essay: Model Yasmin Parvaneh Le Bon

DIARY
On a roll

Spain travel diary
By Azadeh

LIFE
Lover forever
High school love affair in Khorramshahr
By Azam Nemati

POETRY
Inside the prison
For Zahra Kazemi
By Peyvand Khorsandi

COVER
Barefoot and suicidal
Short story
By Golareh Safarian

WOMEN
Tick tick talk

The myth of the biological clock
By Laleh Haghighi

RIGHTS
Who says a fetus is not a human?

Abortion should be seen as a crime just like murder
By Yashar Zhalehdoust

ART
On the outside

Graphic art
By Azadeh

TOUCH
Kiss
With the gentleness of a freight train
By Assal Badrkhani

LIFE MATE
A realistic Cinderella
What I want is someone to share my incompleteness
By Arezou Raeisghasem

WOMEN
One of God's...
... most precious treasures: Iranian women
By Mr Je Sea

CAUSE
Women's independent library
Establishing a non-governmental center in
Tehran with people's support

LIFE
With amazing grace
On a sunny afternoon in October, memory paid me a powerful visit
By Golareh Safarian

WOMEN
Covered in messages
The veil as a political tool
By Azadeh Namakydoust

BOOK
First heart beat

Forough Farrokhzad's letters to her husband

COVER
All over the place
Photo essay: Women on Labor Day
By Babak Sedighi

REVIEW
Just a matter of time
Tonight Haale, one of my favorite singers, was performing at Joe’s Pub
By Shiva Bahmani

FREE SPEECH
Heterosexist Haji
Not a cry for censorship, but an appeal for journalistic responsibility
By Choob Dosargohi

MOTHER'S DAY
But then I touch her hands
This person is unmistakably my mother
By Golnar Fozi

LOVE
Veshkoon
If only for today I would remove my mask and shout
By Assal Badrkhani

INTERACTIVE
Take a chance
Internet dating
By Saghar Siami

RUNNER
In memory of peace
Reasons for running in the marathon
By Azin Nezami

AGE
Five-minute break, please?
After 18 years of life
By Negin Shadaram

WOMEN
The travelers
Paintings
By Laleh Haghighi

WOMEN
Something wrong
Me and my veiled cousin
By Mona M. Maisami

FASHION
Other ideas
Fashion in Iran: Photos & designs
By Atoosa Mozaffari

ART
Struggle in Brooklyn
Video stills: Veils in New York
By Kasra Paydavousi

CYBERLOVE
Yahoo!
Photos essay: My Valentine
By Siroos Partovi

FICTION
My name is "Today's Valentine's day"
When she finished talking, a couple of sharp teeth remained outside her mouth
By Arash Emamzadeh

LOSS
Ghost of Isfahan
Remembering the man I've almost forgotten
By Heather-ley Peckham

LIFE
Valentine's Day
You could never be lonely when you had a story in you
By Siamak Vossoughi

MAN
Discretion
I see every emotion and memory he hides so well
By Assal Badrkhani

FIGURE
Cheghadr chaagh shodi!
Most ancient put-down of Iranian ladies
By Niki Tehranchi

WOMEN
Sorry Ms. El
Puerto Rican women think they're god's gift to men. But they have not met Middle Eastern women
By Sunlord

PHOTOGRAPHY
Hard earned
Photo essay: Minab's basket weavers
By Sahar Adham

FICTION
Qesseyeh maast
Short story
By Namdar Nasser

TORTURE
Takht
Recalling a particular form of torture
By Farideh Sabety

TOUCH
I finally decided to go for it
First kiss
By Fatemeh Parsa

LIFE
A very big deal
I thought I had committed a serious crime and gotten away with it
By Jahanshah Javid

LIFE
Who wants to be god?
Innocence is GONE! You are part of a viscous, greedy, power-hungry society
By Yana Youhana

DECISION
My dream or my parents
Time for me to decide what I want to be in my life
By Fatemeh Parsa

WOMEN
Ayaa hefdah-e day rooz-e mohemmist?
On Women's Day
By Shokooh Mirzadegi

WOMAN
Red lipstick
No rules, no pre-conditions
By Azam Nemati

FEELINGS
Fruition
All is love
By Torang Asadi

MARRIAGE
Haft Khaan
Esmaal Aghaa's Matrimonial Guide
By Esmaal Aaghaa

FILM
The right to exist
Interview with film director Maziar Bahari
By Golnar Motevalli

 

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