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True Confessions of a Gourmand

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Charlotte Safavi

Gourmet is the latest glossy to fall victim to declines in readership and ad revenue. I can't explain this. I can only explain why Gourmet's circulation stood at 977,000 and not 977,001.

Iran Begins War Games To Protect Nuclear Facilities

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Sunday began large-scale air defense war games aimed at protecting its nuclear facilities from attack, state TV reported,...

Claire Messud On Iranian Memoir

The New York Review of Books | Claire Messud | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In Emin Prison Claire Messud The New York Review of Books "My Prison, My Home: One Woman's Story of Captivity in Iran" by Haleh Esfandiari. Ecco, ...

Tehran: Embassy Occupation Anniversary May See Fresh Protests

TIME | Robin Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A new showdown looms in Iran this week, as the regime and its intrepid opposition gear up for what may be their biggest street confrontation since the...

Obama in the Thicket of "Afghaniranistan"

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

Obama is in a multi-faceted complex of geopolitical crises. He is actively using military force in two of the countries, and has threatened, at the least, tough sanctions in the third.

Iranian Police Chief: We'll Show 'No Mercy' In Crushing Protests

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Tens of thousands of hard-liners poured into the streets in support of Iran's clerical rulers at state-sponsored rallies Wednesda...

Dear President Lula, Again

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

Why would Brazil, today a towering bastion of democratic values, seek closer ties with Iran, its polar opposite?

Iran Protests Turn Violent, Police Fire At Anti-Government Demonstrators, Kill At Least Five

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian security forces fired on stone-throwing protesters in the center of the capital Sunday in one of the bloodiest confrontat...

Iranian Police, Basij Clash With Pro-Reform Protesters At Tehran University

AP | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) TEHRAN, Iran - Security forces and militiamen clashed with thousands of protesters shouting "death to the dictator" outside Tehran University on ...

UN: Once-Secret Iran Nuclear Facility To Start In 2011

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VIENNA — Iranian construction of a previously secret uranium enrichment site is at an advanced stage, with high-tech equipment already in place ...

Iran Protests: Is Obama Staying on Ahmadinejad's Good Side?

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

The Iranians are still coming. In droves. Despite the intermittent media coverage in the United States, Iranians have not yet stopped protesting the...

New On The NYR Blog

The New York Review of Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The New York Review blog has two new posts up today, from Haleh Esfandiari, who writes about her tenure in Evin Prison in Tehran, and Ahmed Rashid, wh...

The American Skepticism About Helping Iranians Not Justified

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Sedaei

The United States owes it to the Iranian people to do what it can to help. We should not see assistance to Iranians in their struggle now as an optional act of benevolence, but as an ethical responsibility.

A Soft Power Opportunity for Iran

Kevin Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kevin Sullivan

In the neighboring country of Yemen, a very real opportunity to make good on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's promise of friendship is rapidly emerging for Iran.

Iran Police Gun Down Protesters, Protesters Fight Back (PHOTOS) (VIDEO)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HONOLULU - The Obama administration on Sunday strongly condemned the Iranian government's crackdown on protesters, offering its support to civilians "...

Fight Fair, You Menacing Mullahs!

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

Tehran's mullahs actually seem to be cooperating with UN inspections, pulling the rug out from under the feet of the war party in Washington and its right-wing allies abroad.

House Votes To Expand Sanctions On Iran, Focuses On Oil

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House voted Tuesday to impose new economic sanctions on Iran as lawmakers cast doubt on Iran's willingness to respond to diplom...

Ramin Pourandarjani, Outspoken Iranian Doctor, Dies, Raising Suspicions Of Murder

AP | SCHEHEREZADE FARAMARZI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIRUT — An Iranian doctor who went public with reports of tortured protesters he treated at Tehran's most feared detention facility dies, amid ...

3 Journalists Freed By Iran

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian authorities have released three journalists who were among more than 100 people arrested during pro-government and opposi...

UN Nuclear Inspectors Head To Iran To Visit Site

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — U.N. inspectors entered a once-secret uranium enrichment facility with bunker-like construction and heavy military protection tha...

Iran Plans Major Military Exercise | CHIP CUMMINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iranian media on Sunday reported Tehran will conduct a large-scale defensive military exercise next month, coinciding with what government officials n...

Analysis: Why Iran Bombing Could Be Bad For Obama

TIME | Andrew Lee Butters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Sunday's suicide terrorism attack that killed at least five commanders of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps could have an impact far beyond the Islami...

Iran's Great Green Divide

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Charlotte Safavi

After fishing in a rushing stream of Tweets, I watched YouTube clips showing a police station burning, a group of Basij militia cornered but not hurt, a police van overturned. Chants included, "Khamenei is a murderer. His reign is over."

Iran Sentences 3 To Death In Postelection Mass Opposition Trial

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Three defendants in Iran's mass trial of opposition figures accused of fueling the country's postelection unrest have been senten...

Eman Bin Laden In Iran: State Confirms That Bin Laden's Teen Daughter Is At Saudi Embassy

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran confirmed Thursday that a daughter of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has turned up at the Saudi Embassy in Tehran, but said...