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“Focus Iran 3” Photography Exhibition Turns Its Lens on Intolerance

3 months ago by Nadia Maiwandi
In a stirring voice, “Focus Iran 3” pushes back against homophobia and patriarchy in many of the 43 photo and video installations that line the second-story walls at Craft Contemporary. With a subtler voice, the Farhang Foundation exhibit challenges xenophobia, current U.S.-Iran relations and the ways in which Iranians are stereotyped by Westerners, and even by one another.

The Poetry of Iran

6 years ago by David Cotner
Ecstasy and the Persian Spirit is that inescapably rare evening during which ancient art is presented in a manner so immediate, so poignant, that you cannot help but feel the power that resonates and remains even after many millennia. Tonight, poets Majid Naficy (1970s Iranian political activist and bard of...

Iran’s No Date, No Signature Asks Why It’s So Hard for Men to Face What They’ve Wrought

10 months ago by Craig D. Lindsey
For a movie centered around the needless death of a child, Jalilvand (Wednesday, May 9) creates a heartbreaking but still hopeful story.

This Is Iran, Too

13 years ago by Freelance

This Is Iran, Too

13 years ago by Teun Voeten
Of the “axis of evil” countries, Iran is the most hospitable for the adventurous traveler. In North Korea, a tourist has a government guide at his side 24/7. We all know about Iraq: No Western tourist is so stupid as to venture there. On every street corner you run into...

Shame of Iran

14 years ago by Doug Ireland

L.A. City Council Honors Persian Singer Hayedeh

1 month ago by Nick Walker
On Friday, April 5, the Los Angeles City Council recognized and celebrated Hayedeh, one of the most celebrated singers in Persian culture.

14 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week

2 months ago by LA Weekly
From a theatrical adaptation of Joan Didion’s “The White Album” to a documentary about Stiv Bators of The Dead Boys to BOOK Porn and drunk poetry, here are the 14 best things to do in Los Angeles this week!

Through Animation, Tehran Taboo Dares to Depict the Politics of Sex in Iran

1 year ago by Sherilyn Connelly
Soozandeh wastes no time establishing both the hypocrisy of the devout in Iran (or America, or Gilead) and his Short Cuts-ian tapestry of characters.

Saffron Gelato at Gelateria Uli and Picnic Blankets at the Grove

2 months ago by Michele Stueven
Popping up this week: Dog Haus NoHo celebrates three years, picnic blankets are out at 189 by Dominique Ansel and Kreation Kafe is celebrating Nowruz, the holiday of renewal, with Persian-inspired dishes.


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