The 60th anniversary of the death of singer Mahvash

Masoumeh Azizi “Mahvash” Borujerdi was a singer, dancer, film actress and stage performer. She was born 1920 in Lorestan and death 1961. She gained the admiration of the masses’ by articulating in her songs the problems, difficulties, and frustrations of the common people, struggles which she knew very well. Her most famous songs involved a call and response-style singing with ... Read More »

Shahrokh Estakhri and his family in Belgium

As it’s always a bummer when you travel somewhere and notice on the day of your arrival that everything’s closed, I thought it would be practical if I compiled a list of Belgian holidays in Belgium, which I’ll update each year. Read More »

Discover the Bitcoin Farm

Bitcoin is a digital currency created in January 2009 following the housing market crash. It follows the ideas set out in a whitepaper by the mysterious and pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto. The identity of the person or persons who created the technology is still a mystery. Read More »

The infamous homeless neighborhood in Los Angeles

A photographer who spent a decade on Los Angeles’ notorious homeless hotspot Skid Row has revealed his work.The poverty-stricken conditions faced daily by the almost 5,000 residents of the downtown area of Los Angeles are shown in the series of gritty black and white photos.Photographer Suitcase Joe spent ten years getting to know and photographing the homeless people who live ... Read More »

Actor Omid Mohamadzadeh

2020 sucked in an unprecedented way, by every single measure known to mankind, except one—television! With nowhere to go and nothing better to do, we’ve had little choice but to rely on the TV gods to entertain us, and the powers that be did so well at their one job that a weird conspiracy theorist might even wonder if Netflix ... Read More »

National Guard in Congress

Hundreds of National Guard troops are sleeping on the stone floor of the US Capitol as security intensifies in Washington DC and the capital goes into lockdown a week out from Joe Biden’s inauguration.  The troops, who descended on DC in the wake of last week’s MAGA mob riots, were spotted cradling their weapons as they slept on the floor ... Read More »

Actress Katayoun Oveisi

In the past few years, Hollywood has been trying to become more female-friendly through initiatives that look to hire more women in front of the camera and behind the scenes. But, Hollywood still has a serious woman problem. Read More »

Actor Jahangir Ghaffari

Cihangir Gaffari was born in 1942. He is an actor and producer, known for Bloodsport (1988), Dick Turpin (1974) and The Demons (1973). The Cinema of Persia refers to the cinema and film industries which produce a variety of commercial films annually. Read More »

Birthday celebration of hadis Fooladvand

Just when we thought 2021 might bring better tidings, we’re faced with the prospect of another month or two in lockdown. And for people with birthdays in January and February, that means reimagining the way they celebrate this year. Read More »

Superstitions of death

Superstitions about the dead developed as a way to protect the living from the dead rather than taking care of the dead. Historically, people have had a great deal of concern about the deceased’s spirit and its potential to harm the living. Read More »