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Iranian Drummer Woman, 1842

British Museum | - - "Portrait of a young woman; single-page painting mounted on album folio. A woman beats a drum slung over her shoulder. She wears an orange blouse, a green…

Image of the Day: Persian Lady in Green, 1600

British Museum | Safavid Painting | - - Painting: Portrait of a Lady in Green, Iran, 1600 British Museum Description: Recto Painting. Portrait of a lady in green. Ascribed to Riza-yi Abbasi.…

The Green Current: A Superhero

By Juan Cole | Informed Comment | (Graphic Novel) | - - Ali Saleh was an ordinary American teenager at Dearborn High. His father, Dr. Mahmoud Saleh, who had been born in…

A Nomad Between Worlds: Badawi

By Erdağ Göknar | (Los Angeles Review of Books) | - - MOHED ALTRAD’S DEBUT NOVEL Badawi begins in the Cold War–era Middle East, where the Bedouin tradition of a nomadic life…