Cinema, Cinema!

Cinema, Cinema!

Photo essay: New Iranian flicks at San Francisco Film Festival

by Nazy Kaviani
29-Sep-2010 (11 comments)



Shanbeh Shab Fever

Shanbeh Shab Fever

Photo essay: Radio Javan party in San Francisco

by Poriya Moazzami
21-Sep-2010 (8 comments)



Story through body

Sahar, the Persian Dancer

20-Sep-2010 (26 comments)


Master Builder

Master Builder

Photo essay in honor of architect Houshang Seyhoun

by Iraj Yamin Esfandiary
06-Sep-2010 (2 comments)



Khoda Midooneh

Shant Sevag's video for Mohsen Namjoo

24-Aug-2010 (11 comments)


Kayhan Bacheha Cover Girl

Kayhan Bacheha Cover Girl

On the cover of my favorite magazine

by Monda
12-Aug-2010 (32 comments)



And man created god

And man created god

Photo essay: Gaudí's miraculous Sagrada Família

by Jahanshah Javid
09-Aug-2010 (16 comments)



Saaleh Akhar

Song by "Pakan"

27-Jul-2010 (4 comments)


A (Funny) Iranian in Heaven

A (Funny) Iranian in Heaven

Photo essay: Aghdashloo and Touzie tickle San Franciscans

by payam s
25-Jul-2010 (one comment)



On Hair

My hair defined me the minute I began to lose it

25-Jul-2010 (8 comments)
All my life I’d had long hair. While the rest of me didn’t look distinctively Iranian, I had the long, thick, wavy hair Persian girls are known for. Little did I know while I had a full head of it, that my hair was an integral part of me, as superficial as that sounds, but it was. A few weeks after I was diagnosed with breast cancer, my nurse Tammy talked to me about the eight rounds of chemo that I was set to receive before surgery. I saw a look of trepidation cross her face as she started to talk about me losing my hair>>>


Master Builders

Influence of Sassanid architecture reached far beyond their borders

25-Jul-2010 (3 comments)
The glorious Achaemenid Persian empire dominated all of the Middle East commencing from 550 to 330BC , Alexander the great conquered the Persian kingdom and destroyed the capital city of Persepolis .By all means the Sassanians (who were the descendants of the Achaemenid Empire) wished to revive the former glory of the Achaemenid Empire, this included their structural design, the Greek conquest of Persia inaugurated the spread of Hellenistic art into Western Asia; but if the East accepted the outward form of this art, it never really assimilated its spirit>>>


Waiting for Azrael

Marjane Satrapi and Co. completing the "Persepolis" trilogy

19-Jul-2010 (7 comments)
Directors Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud were back on the French Croisette in Cannes, but this time not to present a new movie but announce the making of two in a near future. The first En Attendant Azrael aka Waiting for Azrael will start shooting on the 19th of July at the Legendary Babelsberg Studios in Berlin and will be followed by Le Onzième Laureate aka The Eleventh Laureate described by it's creators as something of a Western Spaghetti with a Persian flavour, set on the Caspian Sea>>>


Awakening Cyrus the Great

First national film about Koorosh-e-Kabir

17-Jul-2010 (11 comments)
Iranians called him the father, Babylonians called him the protector, Jews called him the messiah and Greeks called him the law giver. The outstanding leader, Cyrus embraced the known world and established security for the oppressed and became one of the most important figures of ancient history. He is also mentioned in the Quran known as Zulqarnain. For the first time, a national film will be made about Koorosh-e-Kabir, also known as Cyrus the Great in the English speaking world>>>


If she was alive now

She might become the Susan Boyle of Iran

15-Jul-2010 (8 comments)
Discussing an article we had read about the Iranian legendary singer, Ghamar-ol-Mokook, my friend said, “I wonder what would happen if she were alive today?” Indeed. What would happen to a great performer, a lover of music, not to mention a woman with Ghamar’s free spirit in the Islamic Iran? The thought wouldn’t leave me for the rest of the day. In a twisted way, I realized that she did live in today’s Iran, albeit a hundred years ago! The article clearly indicated to such fact. “In those days, any woman without a proper hejab would be arrested.”>>>


Shohreh & Houshang

Shohreh & Houshang

Interview: Houshang Touzie's "An Iranian in Heaven"

by Nazy Kaviani
13-Jul-2010 (20 comments)