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reviewed The Last Refuge. June 11, 2012
The Last Refuge
I was approached by the author of this book to provide a review and it is one time that I am glad I accepted. The book is very appropos to today's events in Iran and what might happen as they seek …
reviewed The Last Refuge. May 24, 2012
The Last Refuge
I enjoyed this adventure novel so much that I ordered the prior two Ben Coes novels, something I rarely do. The book is very readable, has an exciting plot, likeable protagonists, vicious enemies, suspense, …
reviewed The Last Refuge. May 24, 2012
The Last Refuge
Dewey Andreas former DEAL and Delta is asked by Kohl Meir, an Israeli friend to meet him in New York.      Mier and his group of Israeli commandos had rescued Dewey in a former …
posted a Quick Tip about The shooting of Neda in Iran. June 22, 2010
The shooting of Neda in Iran
I am new to LUNCH and have yet to quite figure out the "rating" system for reviews such as the above. The Documentary is incredible and should be viewed by everyone who has cable or a friend with cable. …
reviewed Kubideh Kitchen. June 16, 2010
Food is the way to everyone's heart...
I was reading the Common Ground Blog earlier today and came across an article about this restaurant/kitchen in Pittsburgh called Kubideh Kitchen. The restaurant picks its menu based off of the countries …
reviewed For Neda. June 13, 2010
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For Neda
Be it accident or be it the critical mass consciousness, I came across this video yesterday. It is said to be officially released tomorrow but it is now distributed through Youtube in English, Farsi and …
posted a Quick Tip about For Neda. June 12, 2010
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For Neda
When a voice speaks and not only the entire country heard it but the entire world comes to hear about it, then that is what makes communication and the tool of communication powerful. Citizen journalism …
posted a Quick Tip about For Neda. June 12, 2010
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For Neda
An excellent documentary by HBO which details the circumstances surrounding Neda's death last year during the Iranian election. It is THE voice that calls out to the world in her & Iranian people struggle …
reviewed Lori's Song: The true story of an Ame.... August 14, 2009
Lori's Song: The true story of an American woman
While American women still suffer some discrimination in work and life, it is nothing compared to the plight of women in some other countries, particularly those with a conservative Islamic culture. Lori …
reviewed Lori's Song: The true story of an Ame.... August 13, 2009
Lori's Song: The true story of an American woman
Foroozandeh, Lori. "Lori's Song", Outskirts Press, 2009.    Captive in Iran    Amos Lassen    The story of Lori Foroozandeh is amazing. She …
reviewed The shooting of Neda in Iran. June 28, 2009
The shooting of Neda in Iran
     So I drive back and forth from MN to Chicago frequently, which takes about 6-8 hours depending on traffic. About an hour into WI, the radio turns into religious music and country (both …
reviewed The Rug Merchant. March 21, 2009
The Rug Merchant
    For three years, Iranian Ushman Khan, a Manhattan rug merchant, has lived in New York, building his business, planning to send for his wife, Farak, who is caring for his ailing …
reviewed The Rug Merchant. February 08, 2009
The Rug Merchant
This is the story of Ushman, an immigrant Iranian rug merchant who owns a small establishment ideally located on Madison Avenue in Manhattan. His wife is still in Iran, looking after his ailing mother …
reviewed The Septembers of Shirazz. January 26, 2009
Septembers of Shiraz Dalia Sofer
This novel is a poignant tale of a family caught in the changing of the guard, transported into a world where their every move is suspect. On one uneventful day in 1981, after the Iranian revolution, …
reviewed Persepolis (graphic novel). May 07, 2008
Persepolis 1 & 2
Before the movie and before the Cannes Films Festival ravings, Persepolis was an acclaimed comic book and a great story about family loyalty, youthful courage, culture shock and repressive government. …
reviewed Persepolis (graphic novel). December 04, 2007
Persepolis 1 & 2
Pros: Real story, Interesting point of view, Easy to read     Cons: Ending left me hanging     The Bottom Line: A beautifully written story of a girl during the …
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