Dina Nayeri

  • The Complicated Beauty of the Persian Nose

    Iran has the highest rate of nose surgery in the world per capita. According to most estimates, Iranians get four times the amount of nose jobs that Americans do. For Persian women and some men, the operation is a marker not just of physical beauty but...

  • The Most Intimate Sense: Notes from a Fragrant Book Party

    Master perfumer Mandy Aftel delighted us during the party for her new book, Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent. “Scent is about luxury,” she says. “It’s tied to emotion and memory, to the irrational.”