Monday, July 15, 2024

Prima Ballerina Haydeh Changizian Dreams of Reopening A Ballet School in Iran

By Katy Shahandeh Haydeh Changizian is an artist with an illustrious past. Formerly a Prima Ballerina with the National Ballet of Iran – before its shutdown after the Iranian Revolution in 1979 – she has...
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At Sundance Festival, Women Directors Noora Niasari, Maryam Keshavarz And Sierra Urich Are In Competition

By Firouzeh Nabavi Three female directors of Iranian descent are vying for top awards at the  prestigious Sundance Film Festival in Utah, which started on Jan. 19 and ends Sunday. They include Noora Niasari, whose...

INTERVIEW: Activist Nazanin Afshin-Jam Launches Online Opposition Network

By Natasha Phillips Nazanin Afshin-Jam MacKay, a human rights activist and the co-founder of Stop Child Executions, has launched a network of online conferences for Iran opposition groups. The network brings together prominent and emerging Iranian...

ANALYSIS: Twenty-Six Million Iranians Live In Extreme Poverty

By Kayhan Life Staff President Ebrahim Raisi’s government established the “Headquarters for Eradicating Absolute Poverty” in 2022. Yet almost a year later, the number of Iranians forced into poverty continues to increase. In comments reported by the...

Museum of Fine Arts Houston Opens Six New Galleries Endowed by Collector Hossein Afshar

By Firouzeh Nabavi The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) has just opened six new permanent galleries in its Art of the Islamic Worlds wing endowed by the Iranian-born collector Hossein Afshar. They feature Iranian...

NASA’s Firouz Naderi Is Celebrated in LA Memorial Hosted by Nazanin Boniadi

By Kayhan Life Staff Dr. Firouz Naderi, the Iranian-American scientist and former NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory executive who passed away earlier this year, was remembered in a memorial ceremony at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly...

Star Comedian Max Amini Interviews Reza Pahlavi, Gets Praise from Seinfeld

By Firouzeh Nabavi The famous Iranian-American standup comedian, actor and producer, Max Amini, has been in the news recently after his candid, sit-down interview with Reza Pahlavi, Iran’s Crown Prince. “The Unseen Prince Documentary” was...

Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi Congratulates Kayhan London On 40th Anniversary

June 4, 2023 I congratulate Kayhan London, its publisher, managing editor, editorial staff, contributors, and readers on the 40th Anniversary of the founding of this influential newspaper. Through the works of several generations of dedicated, patriotic,...

Remembering Lady Homayoun Renwick, Doyenne of Britain’s Iranian Community 

By Nazenin Ansari Lady Homayoun Renwick, who passed away on July 5th in London, was the doyenne of Iranian philanthropy in the United Kingdom and a tireless promoter of Iran’s rich culture for more than...

‘Succession’ Actor Arian Moayed Is Nominated for Emmy Award

By Nazanine Nouri Iranian-born Arian Moayed has  been nominated for an Emmy Award: He is in the running in the category of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his performance as Stewy Hosseini...