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PHOTOS: Capturing Spring In Australia's Historic Wine Region

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 12.23.2012 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

At this time of year in the U.S., the sunlight suddenly seems less vibrant, summer fruits give way to root vegetables in farmers markets, and it feels as if the holidays and winter's chill are just around the corner. Don't you wish you could step into a time machine and head back to spring, with the first splash of green and the promise of summer? That's what we've done for the past few winters, while researching our book, "Wines of the Southern Hemisphere," and there really is something special about springtime in the Barossa.

Enter The Gate: Celebrating The Declaration Of The Bab

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 07.21.2012 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

On the night of May 22 this year, Baha'is around the world will hold celebrations to mark the 168th anniversary of that first evening in Shiraz when their Faith began.

Syrah: The Rodney Dangerfield of Wine

Richard Jennings | Posted 03.26.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

The standard joke in the wine business the past couple years has been, "What's the difference between syphilis and Syrah? You can get rid of a case of syphilis." I, for one, think it's high time that Syrah got some love.

The Birth Of The Bab

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 12.19.2011 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

The Bab in many of his works showed how some of the most seemingly mundane things can be infused with deep spiritual understanding.

Forklift Smashes $1 Million Worth Of Wine

AP | Posted 09.21.2011 | Food

ADELAIDE, Australia -- An unsteady forklift dropped a container full of fine Australian wine worth more than $1 million, smashing most of the bottles....

Eden Revisited: Shahram Karimi and the Re-Enchantment of Art

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 08.13.2011 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Shahram Karimi is the consummate artist, master of many mediums. In depositing his emotional baggage in the center of this stunning exhibition, the artist transforms his outsider identity into the ultimate insider.

Iran's Uprising Continues -- From Prison Cells

Josh Shahryar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Shahryar

Few stories chronicle the constant struggle for democracy and human rights in Iran. This, however, does not mean that the struggle is dead. It is a daily struggle that continues ever vigorously.

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...

QODS DAY: Protesters Transform Jerusalem Day Into Iran Day

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Today a long time tradition of the Islamic Republic of Iran was transformed into nationwide mass protests against the government.

The Unconstitutional Un-Islamic Republic of Iran

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

With increasing accounts of rape, torture, forced confessions and skewed judicial proceedings, the Iranian government is losing any credibility it had left, including any legitimate claim to Islam.

Iran's Red Tulip Revolution

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

With each death at the hands of the regime, a martyr is born, and with each martyr, the seed of revolution is planted.

The Basij Are Cordially Invited to Join the Opposition

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

Thanks to their new duties, which include increasingly violent and inhumane acts, reports of Basiji taking protesters up on their invitations to join the opposition movement are growing.

Hey DJ Rafsanjani, Play Us Some Ayatollah Khomeini

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

At the heart of Iran's Islamic Revolution was a stencil duplicator and a tape recorder. These were the Ayatollah Khomeini's Facebook and Twitter.

Exhibit A: Word From Iran

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Melody Moezzi

Reporters keep complaining about the difficulty of getting information out of Iran, but communicating with Iran is far from a challenge. I frequently get through on the first try.

Iran's Underground Railroad

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

The Iranian Underground Railroad isn't meant to move people from one area of the country to another, it is an attempt to create shelter and make way for freedom.

Get to the Doctor, Dr. Ahmadinejad!

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

I'm the last person to take any mental health issues lightly, but when it comes to racking up crazy points, Dr. Ahmadinejad wins the prize.

Khamenei's Obsession with the Mahdi

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

As an Iranian Twelver, I have no doubt that if the Mahdi is among us, he would agree that the so-called Islamic republic has indeed constituted a great disservice to Islam.

Shirin Ebadi for President

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

It took Ayatullah Khomeini to lead us away from imperialist rule and toward bona fide independence, and it will take an equally charismatic and rousing figure to lead us toward secular democracy.

The New Iranian Political Party

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

As members of Iran's baby-boomer generation such as myself start entering our 30s, we are sending a message to our leaders: we've grown up, we're sick of your empty promises, and we've learned how to mobilize in true Iranian style.

Iranian Election: Massive Campaign Rallies Are Reminiscent Of The Revolution

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

The street gatherings that are taking place in the last days and nights before the Iranian election are reminiscent of the sorts of rallies and demonstrations that were eventually called the Revolution.

Who Wants Wine?

Ari Bendersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ari Bendersky

A new wine column from a guy who likes wine and doesn't think you have to spend a fortune to get something delicious.

Sebeka's South African Wines Meet the Wine Tastin' Seven

Tony Sachs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Sachs

I've written sporadically about spirits and cocktails for HuffPost, so does that qualify me to review wine as well? Ummm ... sure!