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FASHION

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Italian fashion houses Prada and Moschino unveiled their womenswear collections for Milan Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2017/18.

ART

Iran’s UNESCO Heritage Sites: Persepolis

 Last month, the ancient city of Yazd became the 22nd site in Iran to be inscribed by UNESCO on its World Heritage List, which distinguishes places deemed “of outstanding value to humanity.” To mark the event, Kayhan Life presents the third instalment of its coverage of prominent Iranian sites...

Iran’s UNESCO Heritage Sites: Susa

 Earlier this month, the ancient city of Yazd became the 22nd site in Iran to be inscribed by UNESCO on its World Heritage List, which distinguishes places deemed “of outstanding value to humanity.” To mark the event, Kayhan Life presents the second of three other prominent Iranian sites on...

Iranian Sculptor Ramin Shirdel Gets Solo Show in London

By Tara BiglariRamin Shirdel is an Iranian-born architect-turned-sculptor who lives and works in Tehran. Born in 1981, the artist has shown in galleries across the world, and his unique take on sculpting has won praise from collectors and viewers alike. Shirdel makes thought-provoking sculptures...

Iran’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Chogha Zanbil

 Earlier this month, the ancient city of Yazd became the 22nd site in Iran to be inscribed by UNESCO on its World Heritage List, which distinguishes places deemed "of outstanding value to humanity." To mark the event, Kayhan Life presents the first of three other prominent Iranian sites...

UNESCO Inscribes Iranian City of Yazd on World Heritage List

The ancient city of Yazd just became the 22nd site in Iran to be inscribed by UNESCO on its World Heritage List. In announcements earlier this month, the U.N. organization ranked Yazd and a dozen other sites as being of “outstanding value to humanity.”Yazd...

LIFESTYLE

Iranian Mathematics Genius Maryam Mirzakhani Dies at Age 40

Maryam Mirzakhani, the Iranian-born mathematics genius who in 2014 became the first woman to win the Fields Medal – the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in mathematics – has died at the age of 40.Mirzakhani had been battling breast cancer for the last four...

Iranian-American Actor Anthony Azizi Stars in Tony Award Winner

By Laura van Straaten Anthony Azizi is a star of "Oslo," which just won the Tony Award for best play. It’s about the top-secret, high-level meetings between the Palestinians and Israelis in the lead-up to the 1993 Oslo Accords. Azizi himself grew up in...

Back to the Roots: Young Iranian-Americans Make Transformative Trips to Iran

By Julie ErshadiFor many young people of Iranian heritage, early experiences of their family’s country of origin come through the stories their relatives tell. When these young people finally go to Iran themselves, those stories come to life. For the first time, they see...

Tehran Hosts Major Cosmetics Fair

By Ahmad Rafat
Tehran recently hosted the top trade show for the cosmetics industry in the Middle East and the Gulf region.

FILM

Elderly Iranians Feel At Home At Noor Active Living in Santa Clara

By Julie ErshadiMahin Afkhami worked for an affiliate of Iran's information and tourism ministry in the 1970s when the Revolution broke out. She and her husband, who had four children studying at universities in the U.S., found themselves unable to send them money to...

Persian Women in Tech Have Their First Pow-Wow in L.A.

By Fred ParvanehPersian Women in Tech (PWIT) – a non-profit that represents successful women of Iranian descent with a background in science, technology, engineering and mathematics – had its first Los Angeles meet-and-greet earlier this month at Google's offices in Venice Beach.PWIT was founded...

BOOKS

How I Got Interested in Iran: Interview with Laura Secor, Iran Watcher, Author

Covering foreign affairs as a journalist is a tough business. And those who have done it well over the decades know the difference between their toilsome approach and the parachuted-in journalism practiced nowadays, in the age of 24/7 cable and Internet connectivity.Laura Secor is...

A Satire on the Iranian Diaspora: Interview with Author Bahiyyih Nakhjavani

By Peyman PejmanFew cultures have seen as much disruption, assimilation, and contradiction as the Iranian culture has – and not just in the past few decades. Understanding the dynamics and parameters of cultural change can only help further accommodation and assimilation.One writer who has...

Want to Be a Video Journalist? Read Vivien Morgan’s New Book

By Peyman PejmanThe advent of new technologies and the changing nature of journalism have given rise to a generation of amateurs and professionals who are using increasingly advanced videorecorders and digital cameras to document history as it happens.

STAGE

Iranian-American Actor Anthony Azizi Stars in Tony Award Winner

By Laura van Straaten Anthony Azizi is a star of "Oslo," which just won the Tony Award for best play. It’s about the top-secret, high-level meetings between the Palestinians and Israelis in the lead-up to the 1993 Oslo Accords. Azizi himself grew up in...

Defying political pressure, Iranian director keeps camera running

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CANNES, France (Reuters) – When Iranian authorities sentenced Mohammad Rasoulof to jail, they may have hoped the filmmaker would stop work or at least tone down his movies that lay bare legal and political injustices in the Islamic Republic.Before his arrest alongside acclaimed director Jafar...

MUSIC

East Meets West in Sussan Deyhim Performance With Trumpeter Ben Neill

By Fred Parvaneh
A special musical performance ushered in the Persian New Year in Santa Monica this year. The Iranian-American vocalist and composer Sussan Deyhim and the American composer and trumpeter Ben Neill teamed up inside the Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center.

Rock Star Soraya Sebghati Releases New Album With Her Band ‘Night Talks’

By Susanna Huth
Raised on a musical diet of David Bowie and Pink Floyd, Soraya Sebghati was always destined to be a "rock chick." Based in Los Angeles, Soraya is a member of the indie rock group "Night Talks" – a cool band with an alternative twist.