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The Candidate From Brown & Root
As Halliburton CEO, Dick Cheney and his employer made millions on government projects.
"...for the vice presidency has lobbied against sanctions against Iran -- which could keep Halliburton from selling more products..."

Aug. 25, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Taco Arriba & Chelo Kabob
" the food of the country now known as Iran, quite delicious Persian cuisine at that. The Taco Arriba..."

July 2, 1999 Food Feature

An Iranian mother and daughter find refuge from family violence in a Melbourne women’s shelter
"...a bitterly insightful yet still hopeful depiction of an Iranian woman and her daughter in an Australian refuge for..."

March 22, 2024 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Indie Meme Review: Leila's Brothers
Banned Iranian family drama reveals the damage of poverty
"...In Iranian family drama Leila's Brothers, 40-year-old Leila (Taraneh Alidoosti) has..."

April 20, 2023 Screens Post by Katie Karp

AFS Film Series Abraham/Ibrahim Highlights Diversity and Common Ground
Spotlight on the cinema of the Middle East, North Africa
"...female suicide bomber (You Resemble Me, Feb. 28), an Iranian meta-cinema starring legendary auteur Jafar Panahi as himself (No..."

Feb. 17, 2023 Screens Post by Dex Wesley Parra

No Bears
The acclaimed Iranian filmmaker plays himself in feminist meta-cinema endeavor
"...Iranian director Jafar Panahi’s feminist views have consistently been at..."

Feb. 10, 2023 Movie Review by Jenny Nulf

Where in Austin to Watch the World Cup
And get food and drinks while you do
"...will be streamed. US matches against Wales, England, and Iran will all be streamed at 1 pm on game..."

Nov. 11, 2022 Sports Post by Leena Alali

Sun Children
Iranian childhood poverty drama has a surprising Goonies twist
"...are used for illegal labor, with Sun Children decorated Iranian director Majid Majidi creates a treasure-hunt adventure film in..."

July 2, 2021 Movie Review by Jenny Nulf

The Night
American-made Iranian supernatural horror finds terror in married secrets
"...first American-made film to be licensed for release in Iran since the 1979 revolution. Shot in the U.S., and..."

Jan. 29, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

This Is Not a Movie
Veteran foreign correspondent Robert Fisk embodies the importance of honest journalism
"...40 years ago, ducking behind a wall in the Iranian city of Abadan during the Iran-Iraq War. "Got to..."

Oct. 16, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Dinesh D’Souza production. So you’ve been warned.
"...reviewed at press time. An American blogger goes to Iran and causes a cultural clash. Will this film be..."

Sept. 18, 2020 Movie Review

Local Election News: War Shadows Edition
From lawsuits to candidates in suits
"...vs. DSA Facing the growing prospect of war with Iran following the recent U.S. assassination of Iranian General Qassem..."

Jan. 10, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

"...this is 2020, we might be at war with Iran. In response to the U.S. assassination of Iranian General..."

Jan. 10, 2020 News Feature

State and Local Politicians Respond to Soleimani Assassination
Officials and candidates comment on killing of Qassem Soleimani
"...If you’re wondering whether the U.S. killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was either wise or legal, you..."

Jan. 6, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Point Austin: “The Time to Act Is Now”
Lloyd Doggett on the need to begin impeachment proceedings
" even greater worry: the prospect of war with Iran. "They really endanger us every day," he said, "but..."

June 21, 2019 News Column by Michael King

Everybody Knows
Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem charm in this slight tale of lost loves and kidnapping
"...Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi (winner of two Best Foreign Language..."

Feb. 22, 2019 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

World Cup: Wrapping Up the Group Stage
World Cup Watch: Wrapping Up the Group Stage
"...A: Uruguay-Russia (Fox), Saudi Arabia-Egypt (FS1) 1pm, Group B: Iran-Portugal (Fox), Spain-Morocco (FS1)..."

June 22, 2018 Sports Feature by Nick Barbaro

Austin Beer for the World Cup
Let your favorite local brew determine who you’ll bet on to win
"...Circle Brewing Company – Blur Texas Hefeweizen | Iran: You want to like Spain. You really want to..."

June 13, 2018 Food Post by Eric Puga

World Cup Cocktails
A drink for each of the 32 teams in the tournament
"...aquavit, it is traditionally served cold as a shot. Iran Iran has been under prohibition since 1979, but it..."

June 8, 2018 Food Post by R.T. Frank

Ground Floor Theatre's White Rabbit Red Rabbit
In Nassim Soleimanpour’s play, what happens is as much a surprise for the actor as for the audience
"...And now, with White Rabbit Red Rabbit, Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour is also having actors speak for..."

March 23, 2018 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Salesman
Gripping drama from the director of A Separation
"...Iranian writer/director Asghar Farhadi won the Academy Award for Best..."

Feb. 3, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble
The director of Twenty Feet From Stardom does another music doc
"...well as the Silk Road Ensemble. Kayhan Kalhor of Iran plays the kamancheh, or Persian spiked fiddle, but discovers..."

July 8, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

All the Houses
Karen Olsson's novel tells the tragedy of Washington, D.C., through one family's isolated members
"...mystery of her father via his involvement with the Iran-Contra scandal...."

Oct. 16, 2015 Arts Feature by Melanie Haupt

Quote of the Week
"..."The bomb-Iran naysayers for whom the only good deal is a..."

July 17, 2015 News Column

Desolation Angel
Ana Lily Amirpour on the cult of cinema
"...The desperate characters in Amirpour's dreamy, monochrome "Iranian vampire spaghetti Western love story" are looking to escape..."

June 26, 2015 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
The “world’s first Iranian feminist vampire spaghetti western” is a spooky doozy
"...come to claim the title of the “world’s first Iranian feminist vampire spaghetti western.” It’s a spooky, moody doozy..."

April 10, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Austin Film Festival: Jon Stewart Closes Out Fest
Jon Stewart caps his week in Austin with Rosewater debut
"...Rosewater tells the true story of Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari (Gael Garcia Bernal), who was imprisoned..."

Oct. 31, 2014 Screens Post by Fernie Martinez

Kill the Messenger
Jeremy Renner stars in this crusading-journalist story that recounts the downfall of real-life San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Webb.
"...America during the Reagan era. At the time, the Iran-Contra scandal was already a decade old, but Webb’s muckraking..."

Oct. 10, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

World Cup Daily
A daily update on the action in Brazil
"...finale, and Switzerland (-2) facing Honduras. Saturday’s Games: 11am: Argentina-Iran (Group F) After a tight comeback win over Bosnia..."

June 21, 2014 Sports Post by Nick Barbaro

World Cup Preview
A few things to look for; where to watch
"...5pm Argentina-Bosnia/Herz. (F) Monday, 6/16 11am Germany-Portugal (G) 2pm Iran-Nigeria (F) 5pm Ghana-USA (G) First Round Groups..."

June 5, 2014 Sports Post by Nick Barbaro

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