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 Tehran, Iran

(For more context, consider first reading the entry from Mashhad.)

Tehran is not my kind of city, and for most Iranians I talked to who weren’t from there, it’s more a necessity than a pleasure of life for them. 2,034 more words


Today in Middle Eastern history: the Iran Hostage Crisis begins (1979)

It’s only been 36 years since a group of Iranian students from an organization called “Muslim Student Followers of the Imam’s Line”, on their own volition though possibly with the approval of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, … 1,597 more words

Middle East

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Lost and Found - November 4th Edition

What to remember about November 4th…

  • 1842  Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Todd in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1864  Confederate raiders destroy millions in supplies with bombardment of supply base at Battle of Johnsonville…
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Argo (2012)

A couple of years ago, I had the idea to watch a bunch of Oscar-winning films for the sake of a blog (sound familiar?).  My plan then was far less ambitious in many ways:  I’d just start with the most recent one and work my way back until I got bored of it.  527 more words

Best Pictures

Cybis Unicorns and Pegasus (Pegasi?)

The extremely popular unicorn collecting genre was not overlooked by Cybis, and in fact they did a rather nice job of it, too – going way back to the first decade of the modern studio in the 1960s. 817 more words

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Johnny Isakson's second ad focuses on bipartisan work to secure money for Iran hostages

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson is once again focusing on what he’s been able to accomplish on Capitol Hill by crossing the aisle in his second ad of the election cycle. 266 more words