Women Rebelling 4 by Houri Ronasi

“Women Rebelling” will challenge the way you think about the hijab

In Women Rebelling, local artist Houri Ronasi explores the effects of the Iranian revolution and Islamicization of Persian culture on women.
Feb 29, 2016
A street scene from Yazd, Iran. (Photo by Nate Robert).

New doors opening for travel to Iran

A recent boom in tourism to Iran has sparked excitement in the Seattle travel community. It’s also created a new sense of hope for Iranian American youth like me that we might finally be able to visit the country our parents fled decades ago. The Financial Times recently placed Iran at the top of its list […]
Jan 28, 2014
Persian Food

The rice is right: a Globalist guide to Persian eating

Welcome to Iranian culture, where hospitality is king and food is the first step to friendship. 
Jul 10, 2013
An Iranian woman poses for a photo during a visit to the botanical garden in Shiraz. (Photo by Paul Keller)

Perfume is not enough: The shocking shift in Iranian beauty standards

Despite a conservative culture, plastic surgery and eating disorders are all the rage in Iran. Is Western culture to blame?
Apr 18, 2013
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In Iranian film ‘A Separation’ the personal is political

Iranian film A Separation, now playing in Seattle at the Egyptian, has been met with almost freakish levels of acclaim: Its scored 99% on Rotten Tomatoes, has been almost universally praised by critics, and is up for two Oscars. If you’re groaning a little inside imagining a foreign film that everybody loved because they felt like they […]
Feb 7, 2012