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30 January, 2023

Letters From Tehran: Braving Tehran’s Roundabout, Maidan Valiasr

A journalist in Tehran walks defiantly without covering her hair through one of the city's busiest thoroughfares.

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30 January, 2023

Bedazzled: Iran’s Rebel Feminists at London’s Curve Gallery

Malu Halasa tours the exuberant exhibition from artist Soheila Sokhanvari that celebrates strong Iranian women.

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30 January, 2023

Letters From Tehran: The Girl of Revolution Avenue

In our Letters From Tehran series, Iranians write intimately about daily life in the city following last fall's Women-Life-Freedom protests.

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30 January, 2023

The End of Innocence in Panah Panahi’s Hit the Road?

Bavand Karim finds that's Panah Panahi's feature is a prodigal debut from Iranian cinema’s latest auteur and son of Jafar Panahi.

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TMR 27 • FREEDOM

Bedazzled: Iran’s Rebel Feminists at London’s Curve Gallery

Malu Halasa tours the exuberant exhibition from artist Soheila Sokhanvari that celebrates strong Iranian women.

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Latest Essays & Fiction

Fiction • 15 December, 2022

Broken Glass, a short story

When the society surrounding them begins to break down, a Beiruti family's troubles echo the macrocosm.

Fiction • 15 December, 2022

Beautiful Freedom For Sale, a short story

A Greek fisherman has to turn the corner on his lifelong passion, freeing himself from his past.

Essays • 15 December, 2022

Sexploitation or Cinematic Art? The Case of Abdellatif Kechiche

Film critic and historian Viola Shafik pillories cinematographic voyeurism.

Essays • 15 December, 2022

Conflict and Freedom in Palestine, a Trip Down Memory Lane

Saudi American novelist Eman Quotah reminisces on a university peace studies class that traveled to Israel/Palestine.

Fiction • 15 November, 2022

“Eleazar”—a short story by Karim Kattan

A family mysteriously disintegrates while violence permeates the valley in which they reside.

Essays • 15 November, 2022

Stadiums, Ghosts & Games—Football’s International Intrigue

Francisco Letelier reminisces on his soccer identities in Chile and the USA, while delving into the international politics of the game.