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Sheiky baby, I love you
Howard Stern interview with the Iron Shikh, the "Shah's bodyguard"
August 3, 2007

High times
July 3, 2007

Mowlana ye Rum
Who was he?
June 1, 2007

Illusion of power
Women and SUVs
May 14, 2007

Baaz ham darbaareh filme 300
Greeks, Romans, Persians and the West
April 26, 2007

Safar-e Samarghand
Tajikistan travel diary
March 29, 2007

Riviera memories
My unit was sort of a guest house, and wasn't meant for renting
February 24, 2007

Vaz o haal
A conversation amidst swirling crises
February 12, 2007

The Requiem
I find myself in my old neighborhood, in front of the old house
January 18, 2007

To tree or not to tree...
I say if it makes the kids happy, let's do it for them
December 19, 2006

The Hypothetical
What if Nietzsche was part of the Italian Mafia based in New Jersey?
November 30, 2006

Shab-haaye ehyaa
Spending holy days in Tehran, reluctantly
October 19, 2006

Take Five
I recently came across an Indo-European Etymological Database containing lots of interesting stuff about word origins. Eat your heart out Guive!
August 23, 2006

The bastard child of the maid and the master's older son
August 23, 2006

Sick Deer
On the beauty of the Turkish language
July 19, 2006

Vorood mamnoo
She was a sweet Pakistani shopkeeper. And married.
June 20, 2006

I'm just flat tired of getting disppointed every time our national team makes it to the World Cup
June 12, 2006

Zire poosteye shahr
Mother doesn't ask how I make the money
May 2, 2006

In the back trunk, on the Mexican side of the border
March 29, 2006

Baab ol-Shavat
Mariah Carey's looks real good -- I think
February 7 2006

Shanbeh shab
Saturday night gambling
January 30, 2006

... of Iranian peoples in the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Caucuses
December 29, 2005

Sedaaye Amrikaa
Going for an interview at Voice of America studios in Los Angeles
December 13, 2005

Naghdchehee bar Ale Ahmad
A critique of Jalal Ale Ahmad
November 16, 2005

Esm gozaaraan
What not to name your children
October 26, 2005

Short story
August 12, 2005

Short story
August 4, 2005

Shahr-e farang
I'm not a beggar
July 18, 2005

Az maa behtaraan
From the police, to doctors, to clerics... what's with the uniform?
July 12, 2005

Let's give this "Kaveh Ahangar" a chance
July 1, 2005

Jal al-Khalegh
Insulting women and minorities in the press
June 14, 2005

They're everywhere
Central Asian travel diary
Parts (1) (2) (3)
May 2005

Seems like a dream
Photo essay: Central Asia
April 26, 2005

Cien años de soledad
I thought that life offered so many intriguing true stories that one did not need to listen to fantasies woven by the deranged minds of the storytellers
January 10, 2005

You've got them. We want them. Why?
I have been doing a lot of research on men's attraction to breasts
November 25, 2004

Car & (tall) driver
September 25, 2004

I saw her picture by accident
September 16, 2004

Draw from the well
We can start calling ourselves Africans, or Eskimos, or Vikings. It is not going to change anything
August 24, 2004

Unhappy campers
Iranian athletes should have dressed in black and beat their chest as they marched
August 16, 2004

Valid questions
Where I have been, where I am, where I am going
June 10, 2004

What is with these people?
Voting or not voting isn't going to matter at all
February 18, 2004

Sounds familiar, doesn't it?
Still nuts after 5,000 years
Janaury 8, 2004

Crawlin' king snake
Short story
November 12, 2003

I made phony coughs or started humming songs trying to drown their whispers
August 23, 2003

Baba was depressed
The collective neurosis shared by all of us
July 24, 2003

Too smart for our own good
When you spend too much time in academia, something happens to you
June 4, 2003

Begom Soltan
A true story
May 28, 2003

Zekr-e moseebat
A tradition left behind
February 18, 2003

Goftam goft
October 31, 2002

I got to come out here to make a buck
October 8, 2002

Enshaay mohsen
Returning my cousin's favor
August 27, 2002

Muy bonito
Post-9/11 Western psyche getting even with those who had bred and raised Osama Bin Laden
June 3, 2002

China, O China
For me, It isn't about sightseeing, it's like a pilgrimage
April 24, 2002

March 2002

What is this?
Las Vegas memoirs
October 25, 2001

Iranian diaspora is generally lukewarm when it comes to religion
July 13, 2001

Buyuni Yuqun
Practical usage of Turkish
May 23, 2001

Daastan-e anbeh
In Sadaf Kiani's style
December 7, 2000

We must lie
To survive
August 18, 2000

Bukhara blues
Layers of history one on top of another
Aug 25, 1999

Well, excuuuse me!
Sushi doesn't do it for me
May 13, 1999

What's that smell?
This was the smell of America. But what was it?
February 23, 1999

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