November 17, 2014

A clean-cut young boy, no more than seventeen years, with eyes full of nerves and excitement, took the microphone. “I shed tears over my beloved Damascus, with the eyes of a wronged revolutionist,” he sang. His voice stilled the room not only with its sorrow, but with...

July 24, 2014

Despite the Iranian government's strict ban on the consumption of Western music, film, television and culture, the Iranian public's thirst for such forms of art and entertainment is unrelenting, and sometimes, the government gives in.

Since the first days after the Is...

July 8, 2014

Iran is full of remarkable architecture, of the sort that makes geologists, archeologists, historians, and theologians around the world marvel. Whether it is a spectacular mosque built in such a way that the afternoon sun glistens the image of a golden peacock upon its...

May 29, 2014

The post-revolutionary Iranian government, more than the Chinese and the Indian governments, know how to control their population growth. At least until now.

When the Islamic Republic first took control of Iran from the Shah, the new regime decided population growth wou...

May 24, 2014

The Iranian government seized its first set of production facilities right around the time that AMC aired its very first episode of Breaking Bad, a show about a struggling chemistry teacher who uses his scientific know-how to create the purest methamphetamine ever made...

May 21, 2014

Supplied with nothing more than an iPhone 5S, a group of youth in Iran took taking advantage of the global phenomenon that has become Pharrell Williams song “Happy.”

 

Within an eight hour time frame, they created their own version of the song – singing, dancing, chewing...

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