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Ode to mid-summer
The mind in a haze refuses to think: goes on strike
August 16, 2007

Breeding murderers
Ethos of the American public schools
April 18, 2007

March 4, 2007

Stop! Heart Stop!
February 14, 2007

Death in translation
Nothing poetic about it. Just a difficult exit.
February 13, 2007

Liquid suffering
November 25, 2006

Scream (louder)
I watched the videos of the demonstrations hoping to finally see some anger towards this blatant abuse of power. I was disappointed.
November 20, 2006

Grading grief
October 22, 2006

October 18, 2006

Deep throat
October 6, 2006

Rumi, opium and the beauty of genuine forgiveness
A review of Bijan Daneshmand’s “A Snake’s Tail”
April 6, 2006

Bombs away baby
Happy Nowruz! Let the big boys think of war / We folks will live / To go to yet another bar
March 20, 2006

Broken heart
Observe the symptoms of a heart breaking
February 14, 2006

Freidan and me
She provided a language with which women the world over could shun traditional roles and break loose from the confines of a suffocating notion of femininity
February 8, 2006

Zinat Khanoom
Taa meetooni benevis
November 25, 2005

Picking a fight
Ahmadinejad goes to New York
September 21, 2005

Exile, Part II
Vive la France! Vive la Republique!
September 6, 2005

The Persian Boy
May 14, 2005

Sisters, choke
March 27, 2005

To My Valentine
February 14, 2005

Smelly stream
January 12, 2005

The anti-shah
Yasser Arafat's endearingly secular anti-Westernism
November 17, 2004

Little people
I don’t mean the proletariat but the hypocrites
October 1, 2004

An illness of her own
A review of "Crystal"
May 2004

This one is their battle
Stand up for youth and forget yourselves
June 2003

I find myself

January 17, 2003

If you go home

January 17, 2003

Behold this love that has no bound

November 20, 2002

On a dusty mountain path

September 28, 2002

The world's end?

September 11, 2002

The edge of the precipice

July 19, 2002

You must

July 2, 2002

The bicycle posse of Maydane Hedayat
The gramophone years

June 11, 2002

Full throttle spring

May 21, 2002

Thoreauly wrong
What it means to be an American
May 8, 2002

Today, I am a Palestinian
I am ashamed of being an American
May 3, 2002

Have you ever chased a cow?
April 26, 2002

Tears, rust and dust
April 23, 2002

Aghaye Hosseini
It is for me a necessity to shed my dahan ghorsi
April 8, 2002

My very un-American notion of money
March 27, 2002

Breathing spring
March 21, 2002

I did it to serve
Six months after 9/11
March 13, 2002

The power of email
There is very little room for nuance and retractions in emails
March 13, 2002

One Iranian woman
You do not have to have read de Beauvoir to be a feminist. You just have to have common sense
Audio: Tajlil az Kobra Khanom
March 1, 2002

Rock and no roll
nsisting on contentious issues does not bring unity
February 22, 2002

Bite my heart
February 14, 2002

Longing for liberty
Then AND now
February 11, 2002

Afsoos o dareegh o aah o faryaad
A poem in the heat of the revolution
By Ali Moayed Sabety
February 11, 200

Humiliating. Period.
Divorce procedures -- for women
February 8, 2002

Stay away from courtiers
If you want to be regarded as a democrat, act like one
January 28, 2002

Don't ask, don't tell
When does silence become collaboration?
January 21, 2002

The hill
January 14, 2002

Simple yet noble piece of heritage
Chelo kabob. What else?
January 11, 2002

Anthrax of the masses
Blame religion
October 26, 2001

We are the victims
Women: Foremost victim of fundamentalist fanatics
September 25, 2001

Big leap
Debating to buy the American flag
September 14, 2001

Blond or bearded
Fanatics of every color and creed are all enemies of free-thinking peoples
September 11, 2001

No walls
Why I love America
August 13, 2001

Aym not eeraaniyan
A man's refusal to acknowledge his Iranianness
July 18, 2001

The first stone
How could I promote Iran as a destination for tourism?
July 3, 2001

Diana not
Serious soul-searching about our collective identity crises
June 19, 2001

Canary in a cage
Iranian cinema has become poetry with a message of liberty
June 8, 2001

Under the shade
Why was it so hard for me, this loss of my father?
May 30, 2001

Googoosh, the myth
Decoding a popular phenomenon
May 17, 2001

Happy Noruz?
March 28, 2001

Baptized in tears
Googoosh concert or collective rozeh khooni?
August 29, 2000

When all else fails
February 15, 2001


Setareh Sabety is a PhD candidate at Boston University, researching the House of Uzes in France during the Wars of Religion.

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Setareh Sabety's "Blond or bearded" was runner-up in the commentary category in the 2002 New California Media (NCM) writing competition.

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