Monday, September 28, 1998 / Mehr 6, 1377, No. 571
The nice artist
There's a lot of truth in the popular impression that artists are an unusual lot. They are also often seen as be bad tempered, frequently depressed and arrogant. I saw none of that when I met Behnam Farahpour last month. He was as pleasant as can be, smiling, and modest about his talent.
But he has plenty of time to change, I guess. He's not even 20-years old yet. He's in his first year of art school at Pittsburg's Carnegie Mellon University, one of top American art schools.
While still in high school in Bethesda, Maryland, Behnam's work were displayed in a number of art shows. Here are some of his best... GO TO FEATURE
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An Iranain magazine publisher recalls:
An Iranian employee of the International Monetary Fund told me that on a recent visit to Iran he was stopped at Tehran's Mehrabad airport as he was about to catch a flight back to the U.S. He was told he was not allowed to leave Iran and had to go to the Intelligence Ministry to clear up the matter.
The IMF employee was terrified even though he knew he had done nothing wrong. He made an appointment to see someone at the Intelligence Ministry.
The intelligence officer was a polite young man who asked a series of questions about IMF policies, the world economy and Iran's role in the IMF. The man answered the questions as much as his knowledge allowed. Finally, the officer thanked him and said he was free to leave the country.
The IMF man was confused. He said he wanted to know why he was prevented from leaving the country. The young officer's reply was that he had to write a paper for his economics class at the university and needed some expert opinion.
* Persian Dance Music, Volume 1
Kharrazi calls for change in U.S. policy
NEW YORK, Sept 28 (Reuters) - The United States
must change its behaviour toward Iran, including lifting sanctions that
harm the country's economic development, if it wants a serious political
dialogue with the government in Tehran, Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi
said on Monday ... FULL TEXT
"Tous" and "Jaameh-ye Saalem" banned
September 29, 1998 (BBC) - Iranian television
says a Tehran court has banned two publications for insulting the country's
late spiritual leader, Ayatollah Khomeini. The court revoked the publishing
licenses of the Iranian daily "Tous" and the monthly "Jameah-e
Salam"... FULL TEXT
Rafsanjani's daughter on trial over press charges
TEHRAN, Sept 28 (AFP) -Faezeh Hashemi, the daughter of former Iranian
president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, appeared before a court on Monday, accused
of "lies" in her newspaper, witnesses said... FULL TEXT
Majlis in favor of first non-government bank
Iranian film awarded in Spain
Piroozi 0, Fajr Siyasi 0
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Baaz gardad beh asl-e khod har cheez.
(Everything will go back to its origins.)
From Simin Habibian's "1001 Persian-English Proverbs"
An Iranian communist organization which also believes in democracy.
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Translated by James Tatum
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