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Persian for Peace

It is that time of the year again. On April 16, more than 25000 people run the Boston Marathon and nearly half a million people

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My Vote Felt Good

The 2008 presidential elections has been said to be historical, a shift in American politics. It must have been a unique and personal experience for

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Guessing games

It is estimated that between 18 to 20 million Iranians did not vote in the recent presidential elections in each round. Given the fact that

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Modern Persian

Excerpt from the introduction to Modern Persian: Spoken and Written, [Volume 1 / Volume II] (Yale University Press, 2005) by Donald Stilo, Kamran Talattof and

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Sea of tolerance

One sunny summer afternoon in Ann Arbor in 1993, the doorbell in my apartment rang. It was Darya, who as she had promised over the

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