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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
5.4.18
Bluescreen of Death

Iran's Most Famous Monument Briefly Became a Tribute to Windows 7

Video footage from Tehran shows a 150-foot projection of the Windows 7 desktop on Iran's Azadi Tower.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.9.18
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Jeff Sessions reportedly offered to resign, ISIS claims responsibility for Tehran attacks, three dead in suburban Salt Lake City shooting, and more.
VICE Staff
6.7.17
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Iranian Police Arrested Nearly 230 People at Illegal Mix-Gendered Parties

Many were also found in violation of the country’s dress code and alcohol laws.
Krystal Rodriguez
12.16.16
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Joe Biden talks running for president in 2020, South Carolina prosecutor wants to retry Michael Slager in Walter Scott case, FBI investigates bombing threat made against LA Metro, and more.
VICE Staff
12.6.16
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 the Country's Strict Dress Code

In Iran, uploading a photo of yourself without a hijab, or a video of your singing, can be an act of protest.
Dorian Geiger
7.2.16
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
4.13.16
Travel

The Dangers of Being an Undercover Journalist in Iran

I guess interrogations, wire tapping, and the constant paranoia that you're being followed is what you get when you try to investigate separatist movements on a tourist visa.
Anonymous
4.13.16
Photography

Photos from Iran's Burgeoning Skateboarding Scene

While the country's leaders grapple with the West, these young Iranian skaters are living their lives, weaving between French Peugeot cars and Paykan from the time of the Shah. In Tehran, the road belongs to them.
Mathias Zwick
4.10.16
Stuff

The Iranian Art Scene Is Exploding Right Now

Thousands of young painters and sculptors in Tehran are turning contemporary art into a powerful social force.
Bruno Macaes
2.11.16
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