In Iran, just uploading a photo of yourself without a hijab, or a video of your singing, can be an act of protest.
A bizarre void in a dynamic Iranian art scene was filled this spring.
I guess that's what you get when you try to investigate separatist movements on a tourist visa.
While their country's leaders grapple with the West, these young skaters weave along the city streets. In Tehran, the road belongs to them.
Shameless Insta-bragging or a message of political defiance?
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.
It seems weird. But in Iran, they take martyrdom very seriously.
Iran has the highest rate of nose surgery in the world per capita. For Persian women and some men, the operation is a marker not just of physical beauty but also of wealth and social priorities.
Checking out Tehran's Fajr Fashion Show, where Iranian designers have crafted colorful clothing that still adheres to the country's strict dress codes.
I spoke to some Iranian ex-pats as Tehran partied.
The Guardian Council decided Hooshang Amirahmadi couldn't run for the top job.