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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

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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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