Monthly Archives: January 2014

January 23

The Walls That Hurt Us

I wrote an op-ed for the International New York Times about how the walls act upon the flesh. As I say in the piece, the economic and political ramifications of wall-building is oft-discussed. So, too, are the psychological effects of the walls on those that live in their shadows. I examine all of this in […]

January 07

Poets and Pahlevans on Facebook

For no apparent reason, I’ve started a Facebook page for my 2006 book Poets and Pahlevans: A Journey Into the Heart of Iran. I’ll be posting stuff about Persian poetry, Iranian wrestling, and any other Iran-o-centric matter I find compelling. If you are interested, you can find the page here.

January 03

Touring the Walls

Here is an essay I wrote last summer for UK edition of Conde Nast Traveller. What draws tourists to the walls? The article appeared in the August issue, but you can read it here.