“The World Between Empires,” linking present and past, celebrates the distinctive art from all the cultures of the Middle East.
An author unafraid to defy midcentury attitudes about her gender. “What is important is humanity,” she said, “not being a man or a woman.”
Mr. Mendez orchestrated one of the most audacious covert operations in the agency’s history: the rescue of six American diplomats from Iran in 1980.
In “Prisoner,” the former Tehran bureau chief for The Washington Post shows that the most innocent activities in Iran could get you accused of spying.
At the Hammer, one of the strongest biennials; at the Fowler, the most beautiful sculpture show in recent memory; and at LACMA, Iranian superheroes.
Two directors in the running for the film festival’s top prize, Kirill S. Serebrennikov of Russia and Jafar Panahi of Iran, are barred from travel by their governments.
Forced to adapt or fizzle out, the country’s propaganda machine has embraced the latest trends and technologies to appeal to the sensibilities of young Iranians. Watch some of the most popular.
Asghar Farhadi, whose film “The Salesman” is vying for a best foreign-language film Academy Award, may not be able to enter the United States for the Feb. 26 ceremony.
Taraneh Alidoosti of “The Salesman,” which is up for best foreign-language film, says, ‘It hurts me deeply to see ordinary people of my country being rejected.”