Kaveh Mousavi’s Top 12 Music Albums of 2014

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Kaveh Mousavi selects his top 12 music albums of the year. From the loudest to the slowest, from the angry ones to mellow ones, from nostalgic albums to the futuristic ones, from those that defy their own genre to those which celebrate them, they all have one thing in common: great music. [Read more...]

My Favorite English Poetry

I love poetry. Friends have asked me to recommend some good poetry to them, and I figured out I could make a list. The list might seem very obvious to people who already love poetry, but if you are someone who is just beginning to enjoy poetry, the list may be useful to you. I [Read More...]

Blue Cheer: Underrated Legends

Kaveh Mousavi has discovered a new favorite band, Blue Cheer, an audacious and radical band predating Led Zeppelin and wants to share his love for them. [Read more...]

Link Round-Up 10/26/2014

From IS to Truman Copote, from Hirohito to Malala Yusafzai, this is the most recent round of link-round-ups. [Read more...]

Nobel Prize in Literature’s Wrong Obsession with Anonymity

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The French writer Patrick Modiano won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature. He is very famous in France, but almost nowhere else. Even if Modiano deserved his Nobel, I generally find this practice of giving the Prize to obscure authors wrong and here I argue why. [Read more...]

Link Round-Up 9/19/2014

Story of the Week: Ayan Hirsi Ali was again the target of ex-Muslim silencing and censorship. Sadly, this time even the Yale Atheists joined the repressive forces. Yale University proved to be brave and didn’t censor her. You can read her talk here. Mohammad Syed and Anish Nair write why the statements made by Yale Muslims and [Read More...]

Movie to Look Forward to: Humbling

Philip Roth is a great author, and Humbling is a great novel, a masterpiece. When I heard that it’s going to be adapted into a film and Al Pacino is playing the lead, I was very excited, as Pacino really is the perfect choice, I even imagined the protagonist as Pacino when I read the [Read More...]

10 Books Which Stayed with You

OK, in Persian we have something called “I ate shit”, and people say that in many situations, but also when they boast something and then realize how difficult it is. I wanted to participate in a Facebook game in which we name ten books which stayed with us and we love. Now my dear friends were [Read More...]

Link Round-Up 9/2/2014

Story of the week: One of the greatest voices of atheism, Victor Stenger, is dead at 79. Here are some eulogies: Hemant Mehta’s, JT Eberhard’s, PZ Myers, and Peter Boghossian’s. Rest in peace. [Read more...]

Why As An Iranian I’m Skeptical of Jon Stewart’s “Rosewater”

The trailer of Jon Stewart’s Rosewater was released. I ought to be very  excited. No event was more defining of my life than the 2009′s Green Movement. Jon Stewart is a witty comedian with honorable sensibilities, whose coverage of 2009 events, sending Jason Jones to Iran to cover the election and then how he handled [Read More...]


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