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10 Days in Iran

March 12, 2009
The most amazing thing I've ever done in my short life was being with the delegation of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Iran as their guide and interpreter. [+related article] The president of Academy, Sid Ganis, the ex-president of Academy and the legendary writer, Frank Pireson, three-time...More

Cho's Manifesto

December 30, 2008
Besides my interests in Mohammad Rahmanian's plays, I admire his courage for experiencing new ways. His latest play, named Cho's Manifesto, is a good sample for his curiosity of new experiences. The play is about Virginia Tech massacre, and tells the story of some actors who try to retell the...More

Golshifteh Farahani's new life

October 9, 2008
Golshifteh Farahanis' appearance on 'Body of Lies' has been the hottest topic of Persian cyberspace. Last year, I heard she's gone to Hollywood to play a role in a movie with Leonardo DiCaprio, but it remained confidential and nobody spoke officially on this. Just journalists was aware of this. But...More

Flashing ads!

September 13, 2008
I know it would be called 'sexist' or 'abusing woman's body' or whatever, but I saw these funny pictures of tourism advertising. I strongly call it 'creative' instead of anything else. You know, as a guy in love with advertisements and graphics, I just can adore the idea. And feel...More

The archive of IRIB...

September 2, 2008
I don't know what the wrong is with IRIB's archives, but most of the movies and pictures coming from there, are different from their original version in quality and image colors. I guess there is not an awareness of the value of archive in IRIB (Iran's broadcasting company). Last night...More

Katie Melua

October 23, 2007
I’ve been a fan of Katie Melua! She’s great! I found her suddenly on EuroNews some days ago – she was talking on her career and works – and I liked the video was being played during interview. It was “If you were a sailboat” form her last album; Pictures....More


September 15, 2007
As a big fan of Billy Wilder’s movies and screenplays, reading ‘Conversations with Wilder’ was an amazing experience for me. It’s a long interview with him, by Cameron Crowe, who is the director of Jerry Maguire, and is so attractive for a movie-worm! The book is full of detailed memories...More

God's Warriors

August 23, 2007
Today I saw a documentary on cnn by Christiane Amanpour named God’s Warriors. It’s a 3-episode documentary about fundamental beliefs in Judaism, Islam and Christianity. Living in a religious country, I always was curious about different religions and their effects on our lives. If you’ve missed the first episode on...More

Hossein Alizadeh on stage

August 19, 2007
One of my favorite Iranian composers, Hossein Alizadeh, is going on stage next Sept. I don’t know if any of you are in Tehran, but I strongly recommend you not to miss this concert. Hermes records is the organizer of this concert and you can book tickets at this page....More

Beyond Persia

August 12, 2007
I haven’t post anything here for several months and it’s a shame! In recent months I was busy with some interesting projects and some boring classes and exams! But today I found a new website that made me to write something. The website is named Beyond Persia and is trying...More

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