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SATANIC

“Satan” is the same word at “Sheitan” in farsi, and it means, of course, the devil, or rather, the Devil. It speaks volumes to the peculiar notions of childhood and parenting in Iran then that a naughty or mischievous child

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SATANIC

“Satan” is the same word at “Sheitan” in farsi, and it means, of course, the devil, or rather, the Devil. It speaks volumes to the peculiar notions of childhood and parenting in Iran then that a naughty or mischievous child

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THIS IS THE SUMMER OF MY CONTENT

One of the immense pleasures I derive from motherhood is watching my daughter read my childhood books. I have a whole cache of dusty paperbacks stowed away in the various closets and crannies of my parents’ house: Roald Dahl, E.

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THIS IS THE SUMMER OF MY CONTENT

One of the immense pleasures I derive from motherhood is watching my daughter read my childhood books. I have a whole cache of dusty paperbacks stowed away in the various closets and crannies of my parents’ house: Roald Dahl, E.

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THE SKULL BENEATH THE SKIN

My upper left back molar aches gently. The filling fell out as I was eating salad, about ten days or perhaps a century ago, when we were holidaying by the Caspian. I visited an elderly dentist, a “family friend” of

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THE SKULL BENEATH THE SKIN

My upper left back molar aches gently. The filling fell out as I was eating salad, about ten days or perhaps a century ago, when we were holidaying by the Caspian. I visited an elderly dentist, a “family friend” of

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THE IRANIAN CONNECTION

The princess met up with a bunch of Iranian bloggers, accompanied by blogger family members. Dressed in a tight short scarlet manteau, bright orange leggings, tan gladiator sandals decorated with metal orange and tan flowers, a long flowy neon yellow-green

KHERS

THE IRANIAN CONNECTION

The princess met up with a bunch of Iranian bloggers, accompanied by blogger family members. Dressed in a tight short scarlet manteau, bright orange leggings, tan gladiator sandals decorated with metal orange and tan flowers, a long flowy neon yellow-green

WE ALWAYS TALK A LOT ABOUT MAKE-UP

My mother’s lipsticks are pale browns and creams, so different from mine. We could never understand each other’s make-up. They have names like “nude”, “dusty plum”, “clandestine”, and one sleek glossy Chanel tube which I can’t even figure out how

WE ALWAYS TALK A LOT ABOUT MAKE-UP

My mother’s lipsticks are pale browns and creams, so different from mine. We could never understand each other’s make-up. They have names like “nude”, “dusty plum”, “clandestine”, and one sleek glossy Chanel tube which I can’t even figure out how

FRIENDSHIP CONTRACT

Dear X, We have been dancing around the f-word a lot lately, and the time has come to offer you my contract of friendship. This has been drawn up after in-depth consideration of both personal experiences and broader trends in

FRIENDSHIP CONTRACT

Dear X, We have been dancing around the f-word a lot lately, and the time has come to offer you my contract of friendship. This has been drawn up after in-depth consideration of both personal experiences and broader trends in

JOY DOES NOT BECOME US

Once upon a time, long ago, in a faraway land, we threw an awesome party in a beautiful garden lined with cherry trees, by a beautiful mountain river. We invited a whole bunch of family and friends and had amazing

JOY DOES NOT BECOME US

Once upon a time, long ago, in a faraway land, we threw an awesome party in a beautiful garden lined with cherry trees, by a beautiful mountain river. We invited a whole bunch of family and friends and had amazing