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  1. coronavirus
    Iranian Filmmaker Mehrdad Oskouei Awaits a Prison Sentence in QuarantineThe documentarian has been sentenced to a year in prison. He wonders if he were there now, amid the coronavirus, how would he spend his time?
  2. last night on late night
    Watch Colbert Unpack Trump’s Push for War With IranThe segment taped hours before Trump approved, then called off, a missile strike on Iran.
  3. last night on late night
    Here’s Why John Oliver Bought Airtime During Sean Hannity’s Show This WeekHe’s mocking Trump. This time, with math!
  4. WATCH: Two Oscar Winners Missed the Ceremony Because of Trump’s Travel BanIranian director Asghar Farhadi and Syrian cinematographer Khaled Khateeb did not attend.
  5. international relations
    Muslim Ban Bars Iranian Director From OscarsAsghar Farhadi directed The Salesman.
  6. tv
    When John Kerry Called Madeleine Albright On SetDon’t you hate when you’re shooting a TV show and you get a phone call from John Kerry?
  7. movie reviews
    Jafar Panahi’s Taxi Is a Strange, Wonderful FilmPanahi may be a terrible driver, but he’s become a world-class chronicler.
  8. unlikely fans
    Bootleg Argo DVDs Selling Like Hotcakes in IranThey, too, enjoy Ben Affleck’s beard.
  9. Parazit: Iran’s Subversive Comedy News ShowWhat is the deal with international comedy? Join me each week to ask that very question in Comedy Tourism as I explore different trends and […]
  10. injustice
    Iranian Director Banned From Making Films for Twenty YearsJafar Panahi also has to serve a six-year prison sentence.
  11. documentaries
    Tonight’s Frontline Will Make You CryThe death of Neda Soltan gets the ‘Frontline’ investigative treatment.
  12. right-click
    The Flaming Lips Confuse Their HolidaysPlus: ukulele!