Tag: Salar Abdoh
The Avenue of FaithsBy Salar Abdoh, with thanks to Habibe Jafarian
n the crowded bus there was an Iraqi woman who was utterly lost; she did not know where her hotel was. With their broken Arabic, the other riders managed to figure out where she was staying and told the driver. The driver, in turn, halted the bus right in front of the Iraqi woman’s hotel— the hotel of a woman from a country Iran had fought a bloody eight-year war with.
Salar Abdoh: A Hanging at the House of ArtistsFebruary 2013
The public execution of two petty thieves sends a message to Tehran's artists and intellectuals. A dispatch from the gallows.
Majed Neisi: Kumandan Qurban and the Bus to BadakhshanMarch 2012
An untold tale from the days of the Soviet invasion in Afghanistan.
Majed Neisi & Salar Abdoh: This is AfghanistanJuly 2011
|Iranian American writer, Salar Abdoh, corresponds with his friend Majed, a documentary filmmaker, in Afghanistan. Majed reports here on his travels in the Middle East.|
Necessary RoughnessNovember 2010
During 2009’s post-election protests in Tehran, one man is struck into a commitment to the cause.
Irrational WaitingNovember 2007
What does it take to drive the population of a county crazy? Apparently, just 3 liters of gas a day. Salar Abdoh navigates his way through the meaning behind Iran's fuel rationing.
Moving ViolationsJune 2007
Abdoh contemplates the codes of modesty in Iran, and finds himself caught between a New York yoga class and the Caspian Sea.