Iranian Actress: Golshifteh Farahani Stars in New Apple TV+ Sci-Fi Series, INVASION

From Academy Award-nominated and two-time Emmy Award-nominated producer Simon Kinberg (“X-Men” films, “Deadpool” films, “The Martian”) and David Weil (“Hunters”), Invasion is a sweeping, character-driven science fiction drama series that […]

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Immersive Art Exhibit: Iranian Artist Amirhossein Mahravani at Bright Festival

Bright Festival  is an Italy-based cultural event fostering and promoting digital creativity through education and entertainment activities in collaboration with the industry leading companies, universities, and artists from all over […]

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Farhang Foundation & New West Symphony Present: Global Sounds, Local Cultures – Tour of Iran

Farhang Foundation is thrilled to announce its partnership with the prestigious New West Symphony of Southern California for their upcoming “Tour of Iran” concert. Three Grammy award-winning artists will share their […]

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Documentary Film: Seaspiracy by Ali Tabrizi

Iranian-British Filmmaker Ali Tabrizi initially set out to celebrate his beloved ocean, but instead found himself investigating the harm that humans inflict upon the vulnerable seas. From plastics and fishing […]

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Photo Essay: Iranian Embassy in Washington DC

  Silent and inaccessible, the Embassy of Iran in Washington, D.C. has been closed since the fall of the Shah in 1979. In 2013 I was afforded an unprecedented and unique opportunity: […]

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Persian New Year 2021: Norooz 1400

Norooz (Persian: New day), the Persian New Year, is celebrated on the vernal equinox, down to the second, which is calculated by astronomic forecasting based on Iran Standard Time (GMT+03:30). […]

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Pandemic Warrior: Maz Jobrani on Peacock App

Original Image: Storm Santos

NBC’s new (and free!) streaming platform, Peacock is running Iranian-American comedian, Maz Jobrani’s special: “Pandemic Warrior.” “It’s great! Peacock has over 30M subscribers. So hopefully some new folks will be […]

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Iranian Environmentalist: Dr. Hormoz Asadi

Original Photo: Nazanin Kazemi Nava

Hormoz is a Persian name. Derived from the word Ormozd (330 B.C), it refers to Ahura Mazda (the highest spirit in the Zoroastrian faith), and it is my father’s name. And […]

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Women in STEM: Interview with Sepideh Nasiri of Women Of MENA In Technology

  Immigrants enrich the countries in which they live by bringing culture, a new worldview, and, as studies show, an entrepreneurial spirit. Immigrants are foundational to entrepreneurship, and are twice […]

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Iranians in Tech: Interview with Amir Zonozi of Zoomph

In the world of big tech, there’s never a shortage of Iranian names. And our latest discovery, is the de facto change maker who runs Zoomph: Amir Zonozi. As a […]

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Navá: Sounds of Iran & Ireland – Interview with Shahab Coohe

I press play and close my eyes. I’m instantly transported to a beautiful landscape of sound and texture. It feels like flying over rolling waves, through starry skies, and lush […]

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Livestream Concert: Iranian Classical Music at Roudaki Hall

The second round of online concerts of Iranian classical (Radif) music begins today! Don’t miss this 4-day concert series taking place in Tehran from December 17th-20th, 2020, which will be […]

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Persian Rug Design: Jason Seife, “A Small Spark vs a Great Forest” at Unit London

Upon completion of his solo exhibition Nucleus in 2018, Persian-speaking-Syrian-Cuban artist-du-jour Jason Seife, has been building towards his series of paintings inspired by Persian rug patterns: “A Small Spark vs A […]

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Iranian Art and Archeology: Titles, Crowns, and Divine Imagery in Ancient Iran

Freer Gallery of Art and  Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s  National  Museum of Asian Art,  are presenting an online lecture series highlighting new scholarship in the field of the […]

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Capital Art London: “With My Roots” Contemporary Art Exhibit

“With My Roots” is an annual exhibition held by UK-based, integrated art trade center, Capital Art London. The exhibit aims to recognize Iranian contemporary artists and introduce their artworks to […]

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Donating to Charity: Omid Foundation

With your help, Omid Foundation is now supporting 33 Farsi speaking female refugees in Greece, enabling them to find empowerment in their quest to build a new life for themselves […]

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Documentary Film: Female Voice of Iran

Since 1979, solo singing in public is forbidden for women in Iran. For several years, starting in 2015, Iranian ethnomusicologist Yalda Yazdani, and German filmmakers, Andreas Rochholl and Sebastian Leitner, […]

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Zalzalak: Tirgan Kids Time

Tirgan Kids Time is a fun and exciting program developed by Tirgan as a way to bring children together over the love and excitement of Persian folklore. Presented in the […]

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Modal Music: Labyrinth Online Music School

As an expansion of the long-running Crete-based musical workshop created by renowned world musician Ross Daly, Labyrinth Online, is a digital platform dedicated to the modal musical traditions of the Middle […]

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Independent Film: A Simple Wedding

A Simple Wedding stars Iranian husband and wife acting legends Shohreh Aghdashloo and Houshang Touzie, alongside new-comer Tara Grammy, whose character, Nousha, is an Iranian-American girl living in California with a […]

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Iranian Music: Ghalbe Shishei by Poo Bon

When we first heard Iranian artist-of-the-moment, Poo Bon‘s, song ‘Heif‘, we were hooked. But now we’re loving his sexy new-ish (released in January 2019) song, Ghalbe Shishei (Persian: Glass Heart) and we’ve got it on […]

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Polo in Iran: Chogân, Game of Kings

Naghsh-e-Jahân square is the heart of Esfahân. And this heart throbs to host Iranian natives and guests, foreign tourists or anyone  who comes to admire the beauty of one of […]

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UKIFF: London Iranian Film Festival to Pay Tribute to Abbas Kiarostami

UKIFF: London Iranian Film Festival is an annual, independent film festival held in London, United Kingdom. As the only festival in the UK dedicated to Iranian independent cinema, aims to provide a […]

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Translated Work: Guita Garakani’s There’s No One in the Mirror

There’s No One in the Mirror is a collection of short stories by renowned Iranian author  Guita Garakani. Translated into English by Hedyeh Hastibakhsh, these stories–although written in deceptively simple language–have […]

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FILMINUTE Film Festival: 2 Short Films from Iran Amongst Finalists

The 11th edition of FILMINUTE, the international one-minute film festival, opened this week with a collection of the world’s best ultrashort films, each delivering a complete story in exactly one […]

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Eating Persian Food: Persian ASMR Youtube Artist

ASMR–or what some refer to as “ear porn” or “head orgasm”–stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response: A euphoric experience characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins […]

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Art Institute Photo Exhibit: Iran Beyond Politics

For the first time in Georgia, The Art Institute of Atlanta illustrates Iranian society through a Iran-specific photo exhibit. The Iran Beyond Politics exhibit is currently on display in the Janet Day Gallery […]

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Iranian Artist Spotlight: Sassan Bakhtiar

Born in Paris, Iranian artist Sassan Bakhtiar, employs Western techniques like Pop Art and Photomontage to create a colorful collection of pieces emblazoned with imagery featuring Persian carpet designs as well […]

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Short Film: Bleed the Night

We have a treat for you thriller movie lovers: The short film, Bleed the Night,  directed by Reza Ghasemi. As the synopsis explains it: “Audrey is stuck in limbo with no sign […]

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Memoir: Weeping Arms

I can’t prove that my mother’s brain tumors were directly caused by 9/11, nor that they were exacerbated by the bombs that fell on Iraq eighteen months later. However, she […]

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Foreign Investment in Iran: France’s AccorHotels Opens Two Hotels in Tehran, Novotel IKIA and ibis IKIA

AccorHotels, the world’s leading hotel operator, has signed a management agreement with Aria Ziggurat for its two inaugural properties in Tehran. AccorHotels is the first international hotel group to launch its brands […]

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