Rayka Zehtabchi Is the First Iranian-American Woman to Win an Oscar
“I can’t believe a film about menstruation just won an Oscar."
Slack Bans Iranian Academic Living in Canada Because of Sanctions
An Iranian academic says Slack banned him from the communication platform due to US sanctions. But the academic does not live in Iran; he’s in Canada.
This fragrant and simple Iranian stew is laced with pomegranate molasses and toasted walnuts, giving it a pleasant sweet and sour flavor.
Why You’ll Find London’s Best Persian Indian Food in a Cake Shop Basement
Chef Farokh Talati’s day job is at legendary nose-to-tail restaurant St. John, but every month or so he takes over a Soho patisserie to cook the food of his Parsi heritage.
Middle Eastern food
These Butchers Are Bringing Middle Eastern Whole-Animal Roasts to LA
Debbie Michail and Alex Jermasek's roving pop-up Logmeh encourages diners to eat with their hands, make new friends, and experience cuisines that are frequently undervalued in the West.
The Rare and Horrifying Instances of Refugees from First World Countries
The United States almost never grants asylum to citizens of EU countries, but in a select few cases, people have fled violations of their human rights in Europe.
A Letter Signed by 600 Detainees on Manus Island Pleads for Their Assisted Suicide
I asked its author what the hell is going on over there.
Iran’s Fake KFC Was Shut Down in Less Than a Day
Forget about nuclear disarmament. We need to get some people working on America’s fast food presence in Iran, ASAP.
This Woman’s Living Room Is Kuala Lumpur’s Best Persian Restaurant
After posting online and consulting with friends on the city’s best Persian food, I find myself in the plainly-decorated apartment of Iranian expat Ainaz Reihani.
We Talked to Filmmaker Desiree Akhavan About Putting More Bisexual Women on Our Screens
The <i>Appropriate Behavior</i> director thinks being bisexual is like having a superpower, and she's using hers to make astute comedy about the difference between the sexes.
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
My Immigrant Dad Is Voting UKIP
When my dad left Iran in the 1970s he came to the UK and made a new life as a doctor. Why is he planning to vote for a political party that rejects immigrants?