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  • The Past
    'The Past' Movie Review
    Director Asghar Farhadi’s 2011 ‘A Separation’ won the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award. It is the first Iranian film to win the award. It was a brilliant look into a modern family dealing with contemporary issues such as...
  • Moustache Cafe
    Dine with Charlie Chaplin at Moustache Cafe
    You might not realize that Moustache Café, at first inspection, is open on a Saturday night. The “Quiznos Subs” logo still bleeds through the teal green awning above the front entrance in the desolate strip mall location next to the...
  • Argo
    Affleck’s ‘Argo’ should be on ‘great’ lists
    Directing his third feature film, Ben Affleck succeeds once again with his new film, ‘Argo.’ What may be his best film yet, ‘Argo’ pushes further cinematically than both ‘The Town’ (2010) and ‘Gone Baby...
  • A Separation
    DVD pick of the week
    A worthy journey into the deep waters of animpassioned landscape from the brilliant mind of director Asghar Farhadi comes to form in the Iranian domestic drama A Separation (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin).A Separation introduces us to the distinct...
  • Iran threatens Canada with 'swift retaliation'
    Iran threatens Canada with 'swift retaliation'
    Iran responded to Ottawa’s cutting of Diplomatic ties by threatening “swift retaliation.” On Friday, Canada closed its embassy in Tehran and gave Iranian diplomats five days to leave Canada.All 10 Canadian Embassy workers have...
  • Racial Profiling
    LAPD says Iranian and Hezbollah terrorists are active in California
    Los Angeles Police Deputy Chief Michael Downing reportedly told members of the LAPD’s counter-terrorism unit on Wednesday that the LAPD is currently tracking local Iranian and Hezbollah agents that may initiate attacks in Southern California...
  • Master Kayhan Kalhor "Art of Improvisation"
    Art of Improvisation: Persian music virtuoso live at Skirball
    On Sunday, April 15, 2012, Kayhan Kalhor, the Iranian master musician and virtuoso, will perform at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.Presented by Butterfly Buzz, Art of Improvisation will showcase Kalhor's distinct mastery of...
  • 'Zohreh & Manouchehr', a musical comedy in Persian
    From Paris to Santa Monica: Musical comedy makes its way to Broad Stage
    For three days in July, Santa Monica's Broad Stage will be home to Zohreh & Manouchehr, a musical comedy in Persian, directed by Paris-based theater and dance artist, Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam."Excitement is in the air in anticipation...