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Nazanin Arandi

Eli Presser

For a city stifled by traffic and smog, an occasional walk to local stores and restaurants along an integral artery of the city can be both a luxury and a battle. But on the Los Feliz section of Vermont Avenue, something magical can happen during these sojourns, when you’re likely......
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Lion of Panjshir

SEE THEM ATTACK: Sun., March 25, at the Bowling and Drinking Club, 4459 Eagle Rock Blvd., L.A., at 9 p.m. FEEL THE PRIDE: Ariana Delawari, who fronts this Silver Lake three-piece, recalls falling asleep as a child to the sounds of Afghan musicians in her parents’ L.A. home. As Delawari......

The Pencil Evolution

Iran is a society based on dichotomy, a place where people live separate and sometimes clashing public and private lives, where strength and venerability are the foundations, and where duality of identity has become a major social issue for youth. It began 250 years ago during the Ghajar dynasty, when......

Hers, Not His

I discovered H&M (H for Hennes,the clothing store that means “hers” in Swedish, and M for Mauritz Widforss, a hunting-supply store acquired by Hennes) on a trip to Zurich while I was a teenager living in Iran. Since then I have made my way into the London, New York, Toronto......