The Masked One: Interview with Iranian Artist ABCNT

Nima Nabavi

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After years of quietly and elusively adding his mark to LA’s concrete landscape, Iranian-born artist ABCNT started to gain rising recognition in the Iranian-American community with his iconic political posters of Neda, Taraneh and Mossadeq in the wake of this summer’s stolen elections in Iran.

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My Relationship Status with Iranian Music: It’s Complicated

Nima Nabavi

I hate Iranian music.

Or so I thought. Last night, somewhere between the mandatory, polite applause that pre-empted the screening of  “No One Knows About Persian Cats” and the enthusiastic, deserved standing ovation that followed it, all of that changed.

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