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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

Ancient Persian Wine Jugs Discovered In Markazi Province

  Two ancient wine jugs from the Sassanid Empire (224 A.D. to 651 A.D.) have been discovered in the city of Ashtian, in Iran’s central Markazi province. This significant find is a valuable addition to the province’s rich cultural heritage.One of the jugs is severely...

LACMA Hosts Mideast Collecting Panel with Sotheby’s Roxane Zand

 By Fred Parvaneh Who are the art collectors and patrons of the present-day Middle East? That was the theme of a panel discussion held last week at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), which holds the largest collection of Middle Eastern art in...

Iran at the Venice Biennale (Part II): Shirin Neshat’s New Portraits

The Iranian-born visual artist Shirin Neshat is very much in the spotlight at this year's Venice Biennale – the world's oldest and most extensive international art fair. She has an exhibition on at the Museo Correr, one of the city's principal museums, located in St....

Iran at the Venice Biennale (Part I): A Visit to the Iranian Pavilion

By Ahmad RafatIran is among the 85 countries taking part this year in the Venice Biennale, the world's largest and oldest art fair. The 57th Biennale opened on May 13 and runs through November 26.Iran’s debut at the Venice Biennale dates back to 2003,...

Targeting ISIS in Her Art: Morehshin Allahyari Shows in London

The Iranian-American artist Morehshin Allahyari won herself an important accolade last year: she was voted one of the 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2016 by Foreign Policy magazine. Allahyari was recognized for “saving heritage on a Zip drive” through her acclaimed project “Material Speculation:...

LIFESTYLE

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...

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

Shah’s Dentist Turns Car Manufacturer in Movie ‘Price for Freedom’

By Fred ParvanehThe movie "Price for Freedom" – based on a true story published by the Iranian-born dentist Dr. Marc Benhuri – had its Los Angeles premiere at the Laemmle Music Hall on June 28.Directed by Dylan Bank, the film won an award at...

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...

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

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...

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...

MUSIC

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.

Israeli-Iranian Singer Maureen Nehedar Releases One Bestselling Album After Another

By Ahmad Rafat
Thirty-eight-year-old Maureen Nehedar was only two-and-a-half when she emigrated with her family from Isfahan to Israel. It was during the early years of the Revolution, when many Persian Jews were leaving their homeland. Maureen and her family were determined not to forget their roots.