Category: Arts and Literature

What’s on a man’s mind


PERSIan POETRY BY RALPH WALDO EMERSON AN POETRYTo Baron Von Hammer-Purgstall, who died in Vienna in 1856, we owe our best knowledge of the Persians. He has translated into German, besides the “Divan” of Hafiz, specimens of two hundred poets, who


Earth eternal A photographic homage to our planet in its natural state Dear loyal TASCHEN customer, I am extremely pleased to finally introduce you to GENESIS, a landmark publication by Sebastião Salgado, conceived, edited and designed by Lélia Wanick Salgado.

Smile Buffalo

Buffalo buffalo that Buffalo buffalo buffalo, buffalo Buffalo buffalo.”   This is an example of how homonyms and homophones can be used to create complicated linguistic constructs. It has been discussed in literature since 1972 when the sentence was used by William J. Rapaport, an

Goodbye Iran, a Book by Hossein Tirgan

NEW YORK — A native of Tehran, Hossein Tirgan lived through the late 1970s revolution and the Iran-Iraq war. In “Goodbye Iran” (ISBN 0985655305), Tirgan retells the true story of two young men and a young woman whose bright futures

جایزه ساخاروف امسال به جعفر پناهی و نسرین ستوده رسید

جعفر پناهی، فیلمساز ایرانی و نسرین ستوده، فعال حقوق بشر زندانی جایزه سال ۲۰۱۲ ساخاروف را که یک جایزه حقوق بشری است، به خود اختصاص دادند. این نخستین بار است که این جایزه به ایرانی ها تعلق می گیرد. این

Iranian born actor mistaken for a terrorist

Iranian born actor mistaken for a terrorist: Homeland star only plays one on TV   It’s hard to say that looking like a terrorist would be a good thing, but it hasn’t gone so badly for Navid Negahban. The Iranian-born

Salman Rushdie: Satanic Verses ‘would not be published today’

Sir Salman Rushdie has said he does not think his 1988 novel The Satanic Verses would be published today because of a climate of “fear and nervousness”. The writer said the banning of his book in many countries and the

Spray Paint + Fire

    Spray Paint + Fire=Amazing Art A different kind of artist creates a most unique kind of art.

Marjane Satrapi Chicken with Plums

Click Here and Listen to the Audio Interview   EnlargePatricia Khan/Sony Pictures ClassicsNasser Ali (Mathieu Amalric) is a man who wills himself to die in the film adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel Chicken with Plums. When we first meet