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  • Butterfly Stitching
    Five stars for BUTTERFLY STITCHING by Shermin Nahid Kruse
    There’s been a lot of discussion recently about the need for more diverse characters in the realm of fiction narratives. The recently trended Twitter hashtag #WeNeedDiverseBooks speaks of the call from readers and authors alike for books...
  • Sassanid Empire
    The Sassanid-Roman War (295-299)
    The Roman Empire and Persians fought a series of wars over the centuries. Another conflict erupted in 295 with the Sassanid invasion of Armenia. The Persians scored an early success before the Romans responded with an invasion of their own. The...
  • 300: Rise of an Empire
    300: The Rise of an Empire
    300: Rise of an Empire: “R” (2 hr. 13 min)Starring: Eva Green, Rodrigo Santoro, Callan Mulvey, Sullivan Stapleton, Hans MathesonDirected by: Noam Murro Based on Frank Miller’s long delayed graphic novel Xerxes, (Miller’s...
  • Complete mercy, Incomplete freedom
    Complete mercy, Incomplete freedom
    For we are bondmen; yet our God has not forsaken us in our bondage, but has extended mercy and steadfast love to us before the kings of Persia, to give us some reviving to set up the house of our God, to repair its ruins, and to give us a wall [of...
  • Q&A with Persia
    Q&A with Persia
    The self-professed Illest Bitch Spittin’, Persia recently dropped a 38-track mixtape titled The Truth. The Truth features original songs and freestyles over some of today’s hottest beats.Women in Hip-Hop have historically been either...
  • Persian Day Parade
    9th Annual Persian Day Parade evokes pride in Iranian-Americans
    With spring comes all things beautiful and vibrant in the world, a time of renewal and rebirth: Colors, smells, smiling faces, music, dance and celebration are all in order. In New York City this is no exception, and with the Persian New Year...
  • RQ-170 Sentinel
    “I want my airplane back”…
    On Monday, President Obama formally asked Iran to return a top-secret surveillance drone (RQ-170 Sentinel) that Iran says it shot down on December 5.During a White House press conference, President Obama said, “We have asked for it back. We...
  • The Shrine of the Ba'b, Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel
    Declaration of the Báb in Sacramento, 2011
    On May 22, 2011, Sacramento Bahá’ís commemorated the evening Siyyid 'Ali-Muhammad, a young merchant living in Shiraz, Persia (now Iran), welcomed Mulla Husayn-i-Bushrú'i, a stranger who had traveled throughout the Middle East in...
  • Prince Ali Reza Pahlavi
    A Prince of Persia: Prince Ali Reza's suicide death
    As sad as this is and I feel for his mother who has lost a husband, daughter and son now, it only goes to confirm that these people could never be my leaders, I am an Iranian-American Muslim Democrat and not a monarchist, however if I was a...
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    Artist promoting ancient culture of Persia
    IvisitReza Sepahdari - Iranian Artist - at a cavernous studio where he is working on massive pieces of artwork for the annual Persian Festival called “Mehregan” to be held on September 25 & 26 at the Lakeside Lagoon Park in Irvine....
  • Jake Gyllenhaal and "The Prince Of Persia"
    Jake Gyllenhaal and "The Prince Of Persia"
    It is customary for film studios to advertise and gather excitement through the usage of the "press junket". The studios usually send out the main star(s) and at least one of the creators of a film and invite members of the press in an...