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“Custodian of Vacancy: The Iranian Embassy in the USA” by Eric Parnes

“Custodian of Vacancy: The Iranian Embassy in the USA” by Eric Parnes

In “Custodian of Vacancy: The Iranian Embassy in the USA”, Iranian-American artist Eric Parnes exhibits a series of rare photographs featuring the empty and dilapidated building that was once filled with people and parties, much like any other embassy in DC.

Book Review: Pomegranates and Roses by Ariana Bundy

Book Review: Pomegranates and Roses by Ariana Bundy

13 September 2012

I was visiting an Iranian friend recently, when my eye caught the light hitting the red-foiled, calligraphic title of the newly-released cookbook, Pomegranates and Roses, by Ariana Bundy. The title alone conjures the essence of Persian cuisine.

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Food Network’s Chopped All Stars: Chatting with Penny Davidi

Food Network’s Chopped All Stars: Chatting with Penny Davidi

11 April 2012

Set to appear on "Chopped All Stars", a spinoff of the Food Network's popular show "Chopped", Penny is one busy Persian mom.

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PUMA Creative Factory “Built For One” T7 Jacket Competition: Iranian Designers Wanted

PUMA Creative Factory “Built For One” T7 Jacket Competition: Iranian Designers Wanted

20 March 2012

The design project is a collaboration with regional artists, bloggers, musicians and filmmakers to design and create their own version of the iconic T7 Track Jacket at an exclusive workshop event in Dubai, where the select few will put their creative savvy to work and build a bespoke PUMA Creative Factory T7 jacket from an assortment of materials and fabrics.

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Spring Equinox: Persian New Year, Norooz 1391 (2012)

Spring Equinox: Persian New Year, Norooz 1391 (2012)

19 March 2012

There’s no rooz like Norooz! Norooz (Persian: New day) 1391 is here. Is your haft seen set? Do you have on some new clothes? Are you getting ready to meet up with your family, eat some food–probably sabzi polo and mahi (rice with greens/herbs and fish)–have a good time, laugh it out with your kin, […]

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Shahs of Sunset: Exclusive Interview with Asa Soltan Rahmati

Shahs of Sunset: Exclusive Interview with Asa Soltan Rahmati

08 March 2012

We know you’ve been eagerly anticipating the airing of what’s sure to be another Bravo and Ryan Seacrest hit reality TV show: “Shahs of Sunset“! In the first episode  of “Shahs of Sunset” we will be introduced to six Persian-American friends living a life of luxury in Los Angeles: Asa, Reza, GG, MJ, Mike, and […]

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Sarah Shahi: Fairly Legal Season 2

Sarah Shahi: Fairly Legal Season 2

06 March 2012

She’s back! Persian actress Sarah Shahi‘s show, “Fairly Legal“, begins its second season starting Friday, March 16th, 2012 at 9/8 C. Shahi’s plays feisty ex-attorney-turned-mediator, Kate Reed, who is a firm believer that justice can always be found-even if it’s not always in the courtroom.

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