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Azar Nafisi

Literary Works We Disagree With Shouldn't Be Censored

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.08.2015 | Arts

If a piece of literature makes you uncomfortable or causes controversy, trying to censor that work, said best-selling author Azar Nafisi, is a "very c...

Anna Karenina vs. Google Glass: A Conversation with Azar Nafisi

The WorldPost | Michael Skafidas | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

Azar Nafisi, the celebrated Iranian author of "Reading Lolita in Tehran" talks to Michael Skafidas for The WorldPost about literature, the Internet an...

The Honor of Muslims

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 07.24.2013 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

The honor of Muslims is Islam, simply Islam, when it is true to its principle, which signifies (as everyone knows, but unfortunately, some have often forgotten): peace.

Let's Get Noisy

Heather Reisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Reisman

Last week, like so many others, I was horrified to read that a 43-year-old woman in Iran had been sentenced to be stoned to death for an alleged act of adultery. I knew I could not just go to bed that night.

The Persian Primer: How to Understand and Properly Make Fun of Iranian-Americans

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dr. Ali Binazir

Who's making fun of Iranians? Nobody. Except for Iranians themselves. Most likely, this shortcoming stems from a lack of familiarity with the endearing quirks of Iranian culture that would lend themselves to proper parody.