Posts Tagged: Tehran

Struggling toward Truth: Porochista Khakpour’s Sick

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Khakpour gathers courage, again and again, as she reaches into the most painful parts of her life, excavates them, and holds them up to the light.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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A massive bookstore, The Book Garden, has opened in Iran’s capital city, Tehran. The Huffington Post takes a look back at the Strand’s ninety years of successful bookselling in New York City. A Russian bookstore is helping customers learn Chinese.

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The Rumpus Interview with Lauren Elkin

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Writer and academic Lauren Elkin discusses her latest book Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London, the freedoms and constraints of urban space for women, and the power of first person.

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Heirlooms

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The strings of our DNA mark us as one, but it’s the roots of our memories that bind us.

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The Rumpus Interview with Gina Nahai

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Gina Nahai talks about her fifth novel, The Luminous Heart of Jonah S., Iran and Los Angeles, and the possibility of a long-sought-after peace in the Middle East.

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Tehran Taxi Library

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A taxi driving husband-and-wife team converted their cab into a library with more than 40 titles, reports The Wall Street Journal. Mehdi Yazdany and Sarvenaz Heraner sell about 30 books a day, but also give away books to passengers who don’t have the money to pay. Iran’s international disputes have hurt Tehran’s economy in recent […]

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Iran News Links

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Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, calls for an election inquiry. A “how to” guide to tracking Iran protests with Twitter and social media. @PersianKiwi may be the world’s most important journalist right now. Gunfire from pro-government militia kills one at Tehran reform rally. Juan Cole says the funeral for the fallen will surely be […]

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