iranian

Oscars

Rayka Zehtabchi Is the First Iranian-American Woman to Win an Oscar

“I can’t believe a film about menstruation just won an Oscar."
Terry Nguyen
2.25.19
iran

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.
Joseph Cox
12.20.18
Recipe

Khoresh-e Fesenjan

This fragrant and simple Iranian stew is laced with pomegranate molasses and toasted walnuts, giving it a pleasant sweet and sour flavor.
Farideh Sadeghin
2.12.18
Parsi Cuisine

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.
Daisy Meager
3.10.17
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.
Hillary Eaton
4.27.16
Stuff

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.
Meredith Hoffman
4.26.16
News

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.
Chris Shearer
12.1.15
iran

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.
Alex Swerdloff
11.5.15
Persian food

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.
Lauren Razavi
9.16.15
Film

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.
Amelia Abraham
7.6.15
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
News

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?
Sirin Kale
5.1.15
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