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The Iranian Features
September 25-29, 2000 / Mehr 4-8, 1379

Today

* Film: No more kids stuff
* Greetings: Khob... digeh cheh khabar?

Recent

* Art: Personal/universal
* Email: Cool & kooky
* Travel: Like a movie star
* Poetry: Baa "Evin"
* Copyright: What goes around...
* Googoosh: Houston, we have a diva!
* Cover story: Salt desert tree


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Friday
September 29, 2000

Film

No more kids stuff
"The Circle" tackles women's issues without pseudo-poetic symbolism

By Roya Hakakian
September 29, 2000
The Iranian

At long last a film we can be unequivocally proud of. No more prefacing our apologetic reviews by, "well given the circumstances under which the director had to work." Gone are the days of kids, vague Sufi messages or innocuous village people. Time for some serious hardy subjects. Time for The Circle.

The Circle is the boldest film to come out of the Iran of the Ayatollahs. With no pretense or resort to the quintessential Iranian hide and seek techniques, pseudo-poetic symbolism and metaphors, The Circle really says what is on its mind >>> GO TO FEATURE

Greetings

By dAyi Hamid
September 239, 2000
The Iranian
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Thursday
September 28, 2000

Art

Personal/universal
Shirin Neshat's art at UC Berkeley Museum

By By Maryam Ovissi
September 28, 2000
The Iranian

The beauty of communicating a personal experience is when it crosses a fine line, unveils the human condition and becomes universal. This is Shirin Neshat's genius.

Many contemporary artists dream to be where Neshat is now. She is recognized around the world as one of the most innovative, thought-provoking and exciting contemporary artists of our time. She aggressively and poetically explores a taboo topic -- religion, and more specifically, Islam >>> GO TO FEATURE

Email

Cool & kooky
Unusual emails addresses

Updated September 28, 2000
The Iranian

More than a hundred new and interesting emails registered at The Iranian: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] >>> GO TO FEATURE

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Wednesday
September 27, 2000

Travel

Like a movie star
Special hospitality for an American in Iran

By Nicholas Lore
September 27, 2000
The Iranian

Excerpt from a letter by best-selling author Nicholas Lore after returning from his first visit to Iran.

Once, at the cultural fair, I was in the tents of Lors, an ancient tribal people from a part of Iran that was totally remote until modern times. Back at home, I have this running joke when I meet new Iranian Americans, and they ask where I come from, that I come from Loristan. All this was being translated to the Lors, who were in the process of dressing me in their traditional costume. Naturally, there was a great deal of jocularity and laughter from all of us, Lore and Lor. Outside the tent a large crowd of people watched. Apparently this was a bit too much levity for the Islamic smile police. An overly serious looking man with a dark suit and a walkie-talkie came over and told us to tone it down. This was the only time anybody told me to cool it >>> GO TO FEATURE

Poetry

By Esmail Nooriala
September 27, 2000
The Iranian
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Tuesday
September 26, 2000

Copyright

What goes around...
Copyright laws, Iranian style

By Sepehr Haddad
September 26, 2000
The Iranian

I remember as a kid going to a music store called Sonny (that's right, with two Ns) in Tehran. The one I frequented was one on Karim-Khan Zand Street where they duplicated any album on demand. You could even buy two of your favorite albums on one 90 minute cassette for a fraction of the price of the original ones at the record store.

Fast forward 20 years... A friend of ours just returned from Iran and brought us a CD which he thought we might enjoy. It's called "Shahin & Sepehr-- Behtarin-haaye Guitar (Best of Guitar)". That's right. Some company in Iran has decided to make its own version of our "best of" album without our permission >>> GO TO FEATURE

Googoosh

Houston, we have a diva!
The crowd of 10,000 went crazy

By Bahman Bagheri
September 26, 2000
The Iranian

Like thousands of other Iranians from across Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and other southern U.S. states, on September 3rd, I showed up at Houston's Compaq Center with enthusiasm, curiosity and some level of uncertainty. All I was certain about was that I couldn't wait to see and hear Googoosh for the first time in more than 28 years. After all, the last (and only) time I attended a live Googoosh performance was back in the mid-70's when she performed in a police appreciation event in Shemiran's Park-e Koodak on Zaferanieh Street >>> GO TO FEATURE

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Monday
September 25, 2000

Cover story

Salt desert tree
Artist leaves mark in Utah desert

By Fereydoun Hoveyda
September 25, 2000
The Iranian
Art work here

If you happen to drive toward Reno on U.S. Interstate Highway 80, across western Utah's Salt Falls Desert, in the blurred horizon you will notice a curious shivering structure . No, it is not a mirage. As you approach , the mysterious object gains focus. With its slim and long cement base topped with six variously sized and colored spheres, it evokes some kind of a giant tropical plant...

The "tree" was created and donated to the State of Utah by a well-known Swedish architect and artist of Persian origin : Karl (Karim) Momen who was born and brought up near Mashhad . >>> GO TO FEATURE

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Artist leaves mark in Utah desert

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