Andy Warhol’s trip to Iran

  “Andy Warhol is famous for his pop art work, especially his painting of 32 Campbell’s Soup cans. Few remember he once painted the queen of Iran. “ He went to Iran in 1976, when it was led by the Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Three years later, the Shah would be overthrown in the Iranian Revolution.Fereydoon Hoveyda, Iran’s ambassador to the ...

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  ull disclosure: there’s really no substitute for Google Maps when it comes to making your way around an unfamiliar city, or even your own hometown. However, if you’re looking for a low-tech alternative that doesn’t require a data plan, won’t be stolen, and looks like a cross between a hard boiled egg and a stress ball, a Hungarian designer named Denes ...

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The “protest” directors that love movie making

He began his career as a photographer. He directed several short documentaries about the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war. The film director won critical acclaim for the 16-mm “Neynava”.His movie Mim Mesle Madar (M for Mother, 2006) was a huge success despite its sad and shocking scenes. The film was selected to represent Iran in the Best Foreign Language Film category at ...

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