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‘Tehran Taboo’ Is a Minor Masterpiece

‘Tehran Taboo’ Is a Minor Masterpiece

By Tristen Calderon, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

“Tehran Taboo,” an Austrian-German animated film by Ali Soozandeh, moves through the interwoven lives of three women in Tehran, Iran, each desperately trying to make a future from complicated romantic or sexual circumstances.

Nominated for an Oscar, Banned from Ceremony

Nominated for an Oscar, Banned from Ceremony

By Bradley Alsop, Staff Writer

January 30, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

With the advent of President Trump's executive order halting arrivals of people from several Muslim-majority countries, Oscar-nominated director Asghar Farhadi is refusing to attend the Oscars ceremony, despite his film "The Salesman" being nominated for an award.

Photography exhibit captures Iran in the 19th century

Photography exhibit captures Iran in the 19th century

By Anthony Schwab, Staff Writer

October 28, 2015


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

"Eye of the Shah" points the camera to Iranian history in the latest exhibit at NYU's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. These 19th century photographers managed to capture Iran's ancient history as well as their present in this doubly-retrospective gallery.

Anti-Muslim sentiment clouds Iran Deal discourse

Anti-Muslim sentiment clouds Iran Deal discourse

By Pragya Gianani, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The Western media, clouded by a thin veneer of anti-Islamic sentiment, remains unwilling to see the Iran issue from any perspective but their own.

NYU, Barnard and Columbia join in Middle East panel

NYU, Barnard and Columbia join in Middle East panel

By Arsh Harjani, Contributing Writer

September 17, 2014


Filed under News

Coverage of a Panel Discussion held at NYU in response to the growing threat ISIS poses to the international community.

Israeli reaction to nuclear deal unjustified

Israeli reaction to nuclear deal unjustified

November 25, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Featured Opinion 1, Opinion

On Sunday, an interim agreement was reached between Iran and a U.S.-led coalition called P5+1 that would limit Iran’s nuclear weapons capabilities. The six-month deal, which limits Iran’s future uranium production, is a step in the right direction. However, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

Stricter sanctions against Iran infringes on human rights

Stricter sanctions against Iran infringes on human rights

November 22, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

  Nuclear talks between Iran, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany, known as the P5+1, resumed on Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland. Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed confidence, stating that this is now “the best chance we’ve had in a decade” to reach an agreemen...

The agonizing wait for capital punishment

The agonizing wait for capital punishment

November 6, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Alireza M., a man condemned to death in Iran, recently survived his 12-minute hanging. The weeks that followed revolved around the absurd question of what to do with a man who survived his execution. The insanity of considering such a question exposes the madness and agonizing uncertainty of any capita...

White House must continue diplomatic talks with Iran

White House must continue diplomatic talks with Iran

October 7, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion, Uncategorized

President John F. Kennedy signed the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty into law 50 years ago today. Now, we no longer live in a bipolar world, and the political actors have changed. But the threat from nuclear weapons remains strong. Last week President Hassan Rouhani of Iran spoke to President Barack Obama by...

U.S. sanctions on Iran harm average citizens

U.S. sanctions on Iran harm average citizens

March 8, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The threat of nuclear attack by nations like North Korea and Iran has had the international community on edge for years. To combat growing fears, major world powers, including the United States and most of the European Union, have adopted economic sanctions against both nations. These sanctions have...

U.S. should not demonize Iran for their alleged quest to obtain nuclear weapons

U.S. should not demonize Iran for their alleged quest to obtain nuclear weapons

February 21, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

In the aftermath of North Korea’s third nuclear test since 2006, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast declared that Iran believes all nuclear weapons should be destroyed. Many Americans would say this makes Iran hypocritical. After all, they have nukes, don’t they? According to a...

Iran presents contradictory nuclear stance

Iran presents contradictory nuclear stance

February 19, 2013


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Last week, Iran surprised the world with its reaction to North Korea’s third nuclear test. The Islamic Republic declared that all nuclear weapons in the world should be destroyed, a shocking statement in the eyes of those in the West who believe Iran is attempting to build up its own nuclear arsenal. Whether...

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