Category Archives: Iranian Identity

Iranian Identity, the ‘Aryan Race,’ and Jake Gyllenhaal

Tehran Bureau: Everybody has heard about Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, the recent Walt Disney blockbuster featuring Jake Gyllenhaal in the role of…a prince of Persia. That a rather fair actor with Swedish and Ashkenazi heritage plays the … Continue reading

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“The Persian Version” of Jersey Shore

I don’t think the producers know what they’re getting themselves into. They are going to get flooded by hundreds of thousands of chest-shaving, eye-brow plucking, momma’s-boy Iranians who will fulfill every stereotype and then more. This is going to be … Continue reading

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Man o man, did I enjoy this video.

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No Ruz Parades

This weekend saw New York’s 5th annual Persian Parade and San Jose’s 1st annual No Ruz Parade. Given that there are countless more Iranians in So Cal, I’m still trying to figure out why there hasn’t been one there. In … Continue reading

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I first came up with the idea for the t-shirt logo as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley back in 2003 and I’ve been meaning to put it online ever since. I simply grew tired of Iranians calling themselves “Persians” or … Continue reading

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