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7 Engaging Reads For Students In Life's Classroom

Off The Shelf | Posted 09.16.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Kerry Fiallo | Off the Shelf The beginning of a new school year always brings so much promise and possibility--cracking open the spines of new...

10 Compelling Graphic Memoirs that Will Make You a Devoted Fan of the Genre

Off The Shelf | Posted 05.12.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

For years and years, I labored under the assumption that comic books were only read by nerdy guys with a childish penchant for superheroes. But after seeing Marjane Satrapi's harrowing and exuberant film, Persepolis, I was shocked to find that it was adapted from a graphic memoir.

A Rendezvous With Ancient Persian Kings and Poets in Shiraz, Iran

Jackie Abramian | Posted 10.28.2015 | Travel
Jackie Abramian

Arriving at Shiraz International Airport -- the largest in Iran's southern region of Pars province - I join hundreds of foreign and domestic travelers who eagerly await to explore their rendezvous with ancient history -- revisiting Persian Kings and poets memorialized here as national and world treasures.

Why These Teachers Are Assigning Banned Books

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 09.26.2014 | Books

While some parents want certain books removed from schools, teachers are remembering the important reasons to keep them in the classroom. This week...

Top 10 Stone-carved Sites

Cheapflights | Posted 06.15.2014 | Travel

Any sculpture or monument has the potential to be impressive, but there's something about the intricate carving of stone that has fascinated the masses as far back as ancient Egyptian times (some might argue longer).

The Goldfinch and the Art of Reading

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 03.24.2014 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

Ah! The joys and tribulations of being surrounded by stacks of books at my bedside, my husband's bedside, books tucked into every available nook and cranny, piled high on every tabletop and stacked double on every shelf, making it impossible to navigate around safely.

Who Decides What Kids Can Read In School?

Posted 03.22.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Marjane Satrapi’s acclaimed graphic novel, Persepolis, is her mem...

Review: Chicken With Plums

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.14.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Chicken with Plums, opening Friday in limited release, is a fascinating puzzle: at once a mordant comedy, a tale of unrequited love and a story of heart-breaking artistry.

Persepolis Director Marjane Satrapi Goes Live Action

Ariston Anderson | Posted 04.11.2012 | Entertainment
Ariston Anderson

Chicken with Plums, due out in the U.S. later this year, was co-written and directed with Satrapi's frequent collaborator Vincent Paronnaud. Less explicitly political than Persepolis, Plums tells the story of a man who dies over a lost love.

TV Director In Tunisia Goes On Trial For Airing 'Persepolis'

Human Rights Watch | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home
Human Rights Watch

A Tunis court announced that Nabil Karoui, director of Nessma TV, will go on trial for airing the French animated movie Persepolis, a disturbing turn for the nascent Tunisian democracy.

Tunisian Trial On Persepolis Showing Ends In Chaos

Posted 11.17.2011 | Home

By BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA , The Associated Press TUNIS, Tunisia — The trial in Tunisia over the broadcasting the animated Iranian film "Persepolis" ...

How Comics Became Literature for Adults

Douglas Wolk | Posted 08.27.2011 | Books
Douglas Wolk

Thanks to accidents of economics, flashes of artistic inspiration, and flukes of both government and culture, comics have really "grown up."

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.

Top 10 Stepmothers In Literature

The Guardian | Sam Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Stepmothers get what can only be called a "bum rap" in literature. From Snow White and Cinderella to Tolstoy to Judy Blume, whenever fiction needs a ...

Iranian Soccer Rivalry To Meet On US Soil

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For decades it has been a source of bitter rivalry among Iran's vast army of football fanatics. Now the Persepolis v Esteghlal Tehran derby, often a ...

Iran in Persepolis: Good Versus Evil, Again

Hossein Derakhshan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hossein Derakhshan

The world of Persepolis is divided into two very separate groups: you are either with Marjane, or you are against her.This is not much different from Bush's and Sarkozy's official line on Iran.