Shahnameh, Book of Kings: Exhibit at Princeton University Art Museum

The Peck Shahnama will be on view at the Princeton University Art Museum from Oct. 3, 2015 through Jan. 24, 2016, the exhibit will feature all of the manuscript’s 48 illustrated and […]

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One-Minute Film Festival: 2 Films from Iran at FILMINUTE

FILMINUTE is the international one-minute film festival that challenges filmmakers, writers, animators, artists,designers, and creative producers to develop and submit the world’s best one-minute films. Each of the twenty-five films shortlisted is held to […]

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Baba Joon: First Persian-Language Film Shot in Israel

Baba Joon, the inaugural Persian-language film shot in Israel tells the story of Moti (Asher Avrahami), an only son to Yitzhak (Navid Negahban) and Sarah (Viss Elliot Safavi), owners of a […]

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8th Annual Iranian Film Festival San Francisco

  Iranian Film Festival San Francisco, the first independent Iranian film festival outside of Iran, which showcases independent feature and short films made by or about Iranians from around the […]

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Nickelodeon’s Shimmer and Shine: Interview with Show Creator Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz

Iranian-American artist: Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz creates Nickelodeon’s newest animated preschool series: Shimmer and Shine. Debuting Monday, Aug. 24th, the series follows twin genies-in-training, Shimmer and Shine, who grant wishes for their human friend Leah […]

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Operation Ajax: The Story of the CIA Coup that Reshaped the Middle East

Produced by a team of award-winning artists, and based on an award-winning interactive storytelling app (available on iTunes with trailer below), Operation Ajax, is a thrilling tale of real-life intrigue in comic book […]

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Op-Ed: Sanctions on Iran and the Dracula Theory

I was travelling from the South of France to Spain at night with my wife. On the bus, we met a girl who was from Romania. She was from Transylvania, […]

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Art Exhibit at Saatchi Gallery: “This is Tomorrow” Featuring Farhad Gavzan

START, presented by Prudential, introduces START Projects, a series of curator-led initiatives that will occupy the entire second floor of the Saatchi Gallery in London. Running from Wednesday, September 9th […]

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Iranian Arts & Culture: Tirgan Festival

Tirgan announces its 2015 program reflecting the tremendous ethnic diversity within Iran through music, dance, theatre, cinema, literature, visual arts, and cuisine. Tirgan 2015 which runs from August 20-23rd in Toronto, Canada, continues the cultural dialogue between the Iranian community and the global community-at-large with new and returning artists. This year’s festival also includes Scarlet Stone, a new multidisciplinary and collaborative effort combining music, dance, and animation. The festival will […]

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Disney’s Descendants: Maz Jobrani as Jafar

Disney’s “Descendants,” is a live-action movie that fuses castles with classrooms to create a contemporary, music-driven story about the challenges in living up to parental and peer expectations.

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Iranian Art Exhibition: “There Are Too Many Walls But Not Enough Bridges”

On the occasion of the ORYX Foundation’s 5th anniversary, Iranian contemporary art will be on display at a Swiss Museum in: “There Are Too Many Walls But Not Enough Bridges”. 

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Culture of Fear: Thievery Corporation Featuring Loulou

As a fan and friend of the amazingly talented DC-based electro-lounge pioneers, Thievery Corporation, we cannot tell you how excited we are about the release of Thievery’s much-anticipated album, Culture of […]

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For Persian Kids: Persian Alphabet Blocks

Golreezan.com, an Iranian-American line of Persian-inspired products, including: stationery apparel, stickers, magnets, and alphabet blocks, is thrilled to present the first-ever Persian alphabets blocks, a collaboration with Uncle Goose Toys, the world’s premier manufacturer of […]

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Iranian Jewelry Designer: LUZ by Houman Omidifar

The LUZ fine jewelry collection is a piece of wearable art that you can conveniently display and enjoy on your finger. Custom-made for the individual, the unisex line is boldly […]

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“Ariana’s Persian Kitchen”: Persian Cooking Show on Nat Geo People

  A Persian cooking show is on Nat Geo People. Award winning Iranian-American chef and cookbook author, Ariana Bundy’s Ariana’s Persian Kitchen is an eight-part cooking and travel series, set to start airing across 98 […]

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DC’s Real Top Chef: Chef Maziar Farivar of Peacock Cafe

Have you ever wondered why there is such a lack of Persian Chefs in the culinary world? We have. So we searched and researched–sniffing around the global kitchen–and found our […]

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Positive Results: Iranians in Iran Polled About Iran Deal

  An independent researcher, Amir-Esmaeil Bozorgzadeh, conducted an online poll shortly after the nuclear agreement was made between Iran and the P5+1. The sample was compiled by questioning 2,050 respondents who currently […]

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Ancient Meets Contemporary: Chahab Tayefeh-Mohajer at Tara Gallery

Although he left his home in Iran over 40 years ago to settle in France, Chahab continues to explore Iran’s rich history, cultural heritage, and famous excavation sites for inspiration: His work is set to be featured at the Golestan Gallery in Tehran (Iran’s most prominent contemporary art gallery) in the coming months.

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“Nasta‘liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy” at Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington DC

Persia’s most popular and visually stunning script Nasta’ligh at Freer Sackler Gallery

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Documentary on Persian New Year: K-von’s “Nowruz: Lost & Found”

  Popular Persian stand-up comedian K-von’s latest feature length documentary, Nowruz: Lost & Found is loaded with laughs. The movie follows K-von’s discovery that he was “not informed about a huge holiday known […]

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Rosewater: Jon Stewart’s New Film About Maziar Bahari’s Arrest in Iran

  Written by BBC journalist, Maziar Bahari, the feature film Rosewater is based on the New York Times best-selling memoir, Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, […]

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Parts Unknown: Anthony Bourdain in Iran

  Finally! All you Iran-loving foodies, your wish has come true.

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“West Turns Middle East”: Iranian Artist Elnaz Farajollahi’s Exhibition in Switzerland

"Pretty Money Problems" by Elnaz Farajollahi

In her current works being shown in the exhibition, “West Turns Middle East”, the artist reflects on the role of women in Iranian society and often uses her portraits in various forms; full body, face, or in the representation of an animal.

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Brain Zoo Studios: Pepe & Lucas Available on iTunes

  Created by Mo Davoudian, founder of Brain Zoo Studios, an Emmy® Award winning character animation studio based in Los Angeles, “Pepe & Lucas” is a new enhanced children’s book.

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“Tanx God”: K-von’s New One-Hour Comedy Special

Comedian K-von has a father from the Middle-East and a mother from Middle-America, leaving him…Somewhere in-between. And in his new one-hour comedy special, “Tanx God”, he entertains with his multicultural […]

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Iranian Reality TV Stars: Q&A with Lilly Ghalichi

Call her what you will, but star of BravoTV‘s Shahs of Sunset, and reigning Persian Prom Queen, Lilly Ghalichi, is not hearing any of it. She’s too busy rising above the cynicism […]

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“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.

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Shahs of Sunset Season 3: Interview with Reality TV Star, Mike Shouhed

The Shahs are back for another season!

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“Dare to Live / Vivere”: Chatting with Sattar

To mark the International Day of Friendship the UN encourages governments, international organizations and civil society groups to hold events, activities and initiatives that contribute to the efforts of the […]

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Film Series: Iranian New Wave 1960s-1970s at Asia Society Museum

Asia Society’s must-see film series, Iranian New Wave 1960s-1970s features rarely screened films of an extraordinary film movement that took place before the 1979 Islamic Revolution. During the cosmopolitan and yet turbulent period of the 1960s-1970s, an auteur cinema emerged and responded actively to the cultural, political, and social conditions of the time.

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MOP CAP 2013: Finalists’ Exhibition

Held at the prestigious Royal College of Art in London during Frieze Week, the MOP CAP 2013 Finalists’ Exhibition features works by seven emerging Iranian artists, selected by an international judging panel from a shortlist of 19.

The Finalists’ Exhibition includes works in a diverse range of media including video, installation and photography, submitted by the artists who live and work both in and outside of Iran.

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