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Iran: Blacklisted Stars Make a Comeback

Iran: Blacklisted Stars Make a Comeback

For more than 30 years the Iranian press has had to observe a black list of names that should never be mentioned in print in the Islamic Republic. A good many of those “forbidden” names belong to pre-revolution film stars who were admired, criticized, loved and hated...
Opinion: Iran- Why Mullahs Need the Old Jaw-shutter

Opinion: Iran- Why Mullahs Need the Old Jaw-shutter

Ever since the mullahs appeared in Iran as a distinct profession in the 19th century, they have developed paraphernalia of devices and contraptions linked to their trade. These include a range of rosaries with 30, 90 or 180 beads, prayer mud-cubes (mohr) made from the...