Persian Culture

The Book of Kings: The book that defines Iranians

An epic poem written in the 11th Century helped save the Persian language, writes Joobin Bekhrad.<p>To say that, by and large, we Iranians are proud of our ancient culture and the Persian language – often to a fault – is to point out the obvious. In naming our children, we look back to our emperors …


Multimedia: 'The Nargis Show'

Casting "The Nargis Show," a mockumentary web series about a 30-year-old Persian woman's quest to become the world's next greatest talk show host.


Persian Nights: Sands Of Wonders Is Now Available For Xbox One

Hey...I went to PUBG Corp last week. Find out why NEXT week :)<p>ACA NEOGEO GAROU: MARK OF THE WOLVES is now available for Xbox …


Exploiting Deep Learning for Persian Sentiment Analysis. (arXiv:1808.05077v1 [cs.CL])

Authors: Kia Dashtipour, Mandar Gogate, Ahsan Adeel, Cosimo Ieracitano, Hadi Larijani, Amir HussainThe rise of social media is enabling people to …

Machine Learning

These Persian Bear Rugs Are Awesome and I Want Them

In an ongoing series of works, Scottish artist Debbie Lawson builds animal sculptures out of chicken wire and then wraps them in Persian rugs. The …


Kew Gardens to run in Sky Bet Great Voltigeur Stakes

Aidan O'Brien intends to send Kew Gardens to York for the Sky Bet Great Voltigeur Stakes on Wednesday week.<p>The Galileo colt has had a fine season, …

Horse Racing

Iran sanctions could unravel profitable Persian rug industry


Persian and Pakistani Halal Fare Arrives on the Westside

Persian, Indian, and Pakistani halal cuisine now find a home at the corner of Decatur Boulevard and Sahara Avenue. <b>Shiraz Restaurant</b>, named for an ancient Iranian city, features tandoori dishes and vegetarian options, and bakes its own breads in house.<p>Restaurateur Raja Majid, chef Jainine Jaffer, …

Las Vegas

Kebabs, pita and more: The 4 best Persian places in Fresno

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Iranian fare?<p>Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Persian spots around Fresno, using both Yelp data and …

Ice Cream

The Role Geology Played In One Of The Most Famous Last Stands In History

<i>“Earthquake? … No captain, battle formations.”<br>- from the film ’300′ (2006)</i><p>The Thermopylae, the “hot gates” or also “gates of fire,” is a mountain pass at the foot of Mount Kallidromo in modern Greece where legend tells that King Leonidas and 300 of his Spartan warriors fought millions of Persians …

Ancient History

Iran: Persian rug industry takes a hit after US sanctions

The beautiful hand-woven carpets that are a valuable Iranian export are also masterful works of art and weavers say the US sanctions targeting them are an assault on Iran's identity.<p>Last year, Tehran sold $126m worth of Persian rugs to the American market, but the new US sanctions on Iran include …

Middle East

Police Beat Fans at Tehran Stadium Chanting 'Death to Dictator'

Iranian security forces have beaten football fans chanting anti-government slogans at Tehran’s main sports stadium, in the first such confrontation …

Social Media

Continuity, Persian Style

<b>I am intermarried.</b> That is to say, I am a Jew from Tehran who married a Jew from Shiraz, Iran. In the United States, that’s usually about as far as …

Jewish Culture

Duck pie with pomegranate and walnuts

"This dish takes two roads," says Malouf. "The filling is based on fesenjan, a Persian dish of duck cooked slowly with pomegranate and walnuts. The …

Food (Australia)

Zoid's Funny Cat Comics Will Have You Giggling All Day

Follow along as Rugford the Persian cat oh so innocently annoys Egg the Tuxedo cat! These comics will leave you giggling for hours! Creator of Zoid's …


Persian Lover - Inch By Inch (TZ's 808 Day Killin It Mix)(Free DL for 808 Day)

Persian Culture

Life-Size Animals Emerge from Persian Rugs in Perception-Defying Sculptures by Debbie Lawson | Colossal

<p>British sculptor Debbie Lawson works in the space between two and three dimensions, forming wild animals that emerge from old-fashioned rugs. The …


Inside ‘RHOC’ newbie Emily Simpson’s family dynamic

“RHOC” newbie Emily Simpson has an interesting family dynamic.<p>“I’m like an honorary Persian because of my family. I didn’t even know anything about …

Persian Culture

Iran Accused of Falsely Identifying Protest Fatality as Government Supporter

An overseas-based Iranian news site says Iranian authorities have pressured relatives of the lone person killed in nationwide antigovernment protests …


BBC, NUJ and IFJ condemn ‘thinly-veiled threats’ on lives of Persian Service journalists issued through Iranian news agency

Statements issued through a judiciary-linked news agency in Iran calling BBC Persian Service journalists “anti-Iranian” and “terrorist-nurturers” …

Human Rights

Just Before Iran, 16 Rare and Fascinating Pictures That Capture Daily Life of Persia in Early 1935

Iran is a sovereign state in Western Asia. It is the world's 18th-most-populous country, the second-largest country in the Middle East and the …

Middle East

Abu'l Qasim Firdausi | "Caesar Gives his Daughter Katayun to Gushtasp", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi | The Met

"Caesar Gives his Daughter Katayun to Gushtasp", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi<p>Author:Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)<p>Object …


Iran Reportedly Executing Naval Drills In Strait of Hormuz

The strait is a key route for oil shipping; 20 percent of all global oil moves through it.<p>Iranian naval drills are currently underway, according to …


Persian Picnics

Fire festivals, mandatory headscarves, secret dancing, proffered gifts, persistent inflation & Norooz.<p>Iranians work hard, six days a week, all year …

Nikon D-series

Daily Growing Tips and Advice: Growing Persian Shield: An Iridescent Purple Beauty

Are you into purple plants? Do you like the notion of a plant which is low-maintenance, rarely has any pest or disease issues, and which will …


State-Owned Oil Giant Inks $871 Million in Persian Gulf Deals

A subsidiary of state-owned crude oil giant <b>China National Petroleum Corp.</b> (CNPC) has inked two deals to develop oil storage and pipeline facilities …


Inspired Interiors: A Millennial's Oasis

<b>A. Rudin Queen Bed</b><br>M-Geough<br>BDC Suite 410 <br><p><b>Three Drawer Small Nightstand</b><br>Century Furniture<br>BDC Suite 447 <br><p><b>Grapefruit +</b> …


US: Major Iran naval exercises underway

Iran has begun a major military exercise in the Persian Gulf region according to a US defense official directly familiar with the latest US information. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

World News

Iran Has Begun Naval Swarming Operation in Strait of Hormuz

Washington (CNN)Iran has begun a major military exercise in the Persian Gulf region according to a US defense official directly familiar with the …


Is Iran’s government on the brink of collapse?

Fox News contributor Mary Kissel on how Iran is conducting naval drills in the Persian Gulf and why the government may be on the brink of collapse.

Persian Gulf