Tehran

Features

Rap is Banned in Iran, But the Underground Scene is Flourishing

"We have so many forbidden things in Iran, but does that prevent us from doing them? If forbidden rap can tell good stories, go ahead and forbid it! The ban only means it's an opportunity."
Quentin Müller
5.8.18
Travel

Mullahs, Skateparks, and Designer Knock-Offs: Inside Modern Iran

It's a million things at once. A country where vastly different understandings of the world live side by side.
Roya Azadi
11.29.16
News

How Iranian Women Are Protesting Against Their Country's Strict Dress Code

In Iran, just uploading a photo of yourself without a hijab, or a video of your singing, can be an act of protest.
Dorian Geiger
7.3.16
Culture

Why Iran's First Contemporary Arab Art Exhibit Was Important

A bizarre void in a dynamic Iranian art scene was filled this spring.
Dorian Geiger
6.7.16
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Watch Two DJs Challenge the Iranian Regime in Trailer for New Documentary 'Raving Iran'

Susanne Regina Meures' new film follows the life of Tehran underground techno producers Anoosh and Arash.
Gigen Mammoser
4.14.16
Travel

I Tried to Work as a Journalist in Iran and All I Got Was Paranoia

I guess that's what you get when you try to investigate separatist movements on a tourist visa.
Anonymous
4.12.16
Photography

Photos from Iran's Burgeoning Skateboarding Scene

While their country's leaders grapple with the West, these young skaters weave along the city streets. In Tehran, the road belongs to them.
Mathias Zwick
4.10.16
Stuff

Young Iranians Are Expressing a Collective Identity Crisis Through Art

Tehran's art scene is booming, with thousands of young painters and sculptors turning contemporary art into a powerful social force.
Bruno Macaes
2.11.16
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Kasra V's Top 10 Roller Disco Boogie Tracks

Kneepads at the ready for a selection of serious skating classics.
Josh Baines
9.11.15
Stuff

What the Rich Kids of Tehran Instagram Tells Us About Iranian Youth Culture

Shameless Insta-bragging or a message of political defiance?
Micha Barban Dangerfield
6.3.15
Travel

Iran's Former American Embassy Is Now a Museum of Anti-American Art

The Statue of Liberty as a skeleton, burning stars and stripes and a Jewish guy with a really big nose are some of the more subtle images spreading over the museum's multiple floors.
Klaus Thymann
5.11.15
News

I Talked to Young Iranians About Nuclear Negotiations and the Future

Meetings over Iran's nuclear programme, which are resuming in Switzerland Monday, have reignited a small spark of hope for young Iranians I talked to.
Sulome Anderson
3.17.15
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