Iranian Art

New director for Mass MoCA

Kristy Edmunds, an experienced multidisciplinary performing arts leader, will become the new director of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, known as Mass MoCA, in October. Edmunds, currently executive and artistic director of the Center for the Art of Performance at the University of California at Los Angeles, will replace …

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Iranian Art | Culture & Leisure

The head of a bald eagle emerges from a paisley pattern and forms the background of a self-portrait by Tirazheh Eslami. The digital work is among those by more than 50 artists in an exhibition starting Friday at the Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History titled “The Land …

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Reviews | The NFL bets on bets

Wingo told me, “At the end of the day, after the Supreme Court ruling, the NFL was really good at three things. First, they have a product that you can’t get enough of. Second, they know how to market it in hell. Third, they know how to make money. And …

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The magic and allure of Persian poetry

There is something truly magnificent about poetry and literature in any language. You could say that poetry is language in its most exalted form, where every imaginable and unfathomable protentional of words is dragged and exposed. There is something magical about words and poetry has the capacity to exert mastery …

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Iranian composer faces jail for Grammy award

“I ask all artists around the world to help me bring the voice of musical freedom to the world,” Rajabian said. Billboard in an email interview. “I have lived through years of imprisonment and bans, isolation, hunger strikes, etc., just for the music.” Rajabian was arrested in 2013, placed in …

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