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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Singers Googoosh and Dariush, Artist Neshat Support Iran Protesters

Singers Googoosh and Dariush, visual artist Shirin Neshat and filmmaker Jafar Panahi are among the many performers, artists, actors, and film directors who have...

Wikipedia Has a Rival, Everipedia: Meet Co-Founder Mahbod Moghadam

By Fred Parvaneh Iranian-Americans Mahbod Moghadam and Sam Kazemian are the duo behind the fast-growing competitor to Wikipedia: Everipedia. A serial entrepreneur, Moghadam – a...

Iranian-Born Financier Abbas Jafarian Reaches South Pole In Charity Trek

By Fred Parvaneh On December 18, Abbas Jafarian and his two South American companions reached the South Pole after a nine-day trek on skis. Their Antarctic...

Iranian-American Comedian K-von Jokes About His Roots

By Tara Biglari The world is a playground for jokes and laughs, at least for comedian K-von. Kevan Moezzi (his real name) draws inspiration from...

Landing on Mars: Interview with NASA’s Bobak Ferdowsi

By Julie Ershadi Bobak Ferdowsi caught people’s attention not only for his role in the Mars Science Laboratory mission, but for the flair with which...

Persian Women in Tech to Hold London Conference

By Fred Parvaneh Persian Women in Tech – a California-based organization representing more than 2,000 women employed in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) –...

Freed Baha’i Poet Mahvash Sabet Shares This Year’s PEN Pinter Prize

Mahvash Sabet, a Baha'i poet and teacher who spent almost a decade in Tehran's Evin prison before her release in September, has shared the...

Banned for Not Wearing Hijab, Chess Champion Joins U.S. Team

Dorsa Derakhshani, a chess player who was banned from Iran’s national women's team for refusing to wear the hijab, has just joined the U.S....
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My Trip into Space: An Interview with Anousheh Ansari

Iranian-American engineer Anousheh Ansari made international headlines in September 2006 when she became the first female private space explorer, the first astronaut of Iranian...

Hundreds Convene at Iranian Women’s Leadership Conference in London

By Corrie Parsonson The first-ever Iranian Women’s Leadership Conference in London attracted more than 300 panelists and attendees to the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington...