Love at first click

I have always been blessed. Having had almost everything I wished for, I have always considered myself a happy man. A very happy man. I

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Baptized in tears

I went to see Googoosh in New York the other night. The concert was more like a collective roezeh khooni — a tearful cleansing bash,

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Not kosher

New York, after Los Angeles, is home to the largest Persian-Jewish community in the U.S. We have more than 50 temples and about a dozen

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We must lie

These days in Tehran, you see all kinds of billboards by the side of the streets and expressways. Most are product advertising, of course, and

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One planet, one people

From Alan Hale's travel diary to Iran. Hale, co-discoverer of Comet Hale-Bopp and director of the Southwest Institute for Space Research in New Mexico, led

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About two years ago, Alan Hale, co-discoverer of Comet Hale-Bopp, invited me to join a group that was planning to view the solar eclipse in

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Tastes of paradise

And there it is: on the table, at the summer's equator, a tomato – an earthen sphere, a fertile and repeated star – reveals its

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Only ey Iran

Email is from a friend in Iran who was at Shamlou's funeral. I found it beautiful and informative. It shows an atmosphere very different from

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Ali Akbar Mahdi


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