gola is a fearless iranian artist making life-changing music for rule-breakers
Her powerful new video urges women to demand the respect they deserve.
an iranian teen was detained after posting dancing videos to instagram
This isn’t the first time someone’s been punished for dancing in the nation.
iranian women allowed to watch football in a stadium after 37 year ban is lifted
Iran may have lost 1-0 to Spain, but they made a small win for gender equality.
paria farzaneh is here to teach you about the real iran
Dorood bar shoma! The 24-year-old NEWGEN ones-to-watch recipient used her on-schedule debut to celebrate Iranian New Year and showcase the beauty of her heritage.
this tehran producer spent ten years making an album about extremism
After being exiled, Mahdyar Aghajani, a key player in Iran’s hip-hop scene, moved to Paris to complete his dark and dystopian debut album.
the unspoken iranian influence on western fashion
Appreciating the Persian culture woven into Western wardrobes is more important now than ever.
from disco to diy: the history of iran's electronic underground
Before the Islamic Revolution in the 1979, Iran was a musical hotbed that mixed east and west. Now a new generation of young electronic producers are rising up and carrying the torch.
when feminism becomes a crime
From interrogation for Instagramming to arrests for activism, the Iranian women’s rights movement is under threat.
iranian men are taking selfies in hijabs to show solidarity with women
At a time when the Iranian government is arresting women for posting unveiled photos on Instagram, the men's selfies are making a very important statement.
iranian women are being arrested for instagramming without headscarves
The Islamic republic is cracking down on the social media modelling circle, arresting eight women for 'spreading immoral and un-Islamic culture and promiscuity.'
journey to the beach where iranian teens can be free
Photographer Teo Greg travelled to the isolated Iranian beach where young people gather freely, away from the government's watch.
a girl walks home alone at night director ana lily amirpour talks elvis, kale, and loneliness
We caught up with the breakout, badass director about creating the world’s first Iranian vampire Western.