Category Archives: Art

Ari Honarvar: Turning Persian Poetry into Art

As a girl, Ari studied Persian poetry and calligraphy in the magnificent historical city of Shiraz. When the Iran-Iraq war started, she moved to the U.S. — but today she paints the poems that inspired her as a child.  

Ari Honarvar: Turning Persian Poetry into Art

As a girl, Ari studied Persian poetry and calligraphy in the magnificent historical city of Shiraz. When the Iran-Iraq war started, she moved to the U.S. — but today she paints the poems that inspired her as a child.  

Ali Farzat: Mocking the Rich and Powerful

As a cartoonist, Ali made a career out of making fun of people. But when he was pulled from his car in central Damascus and beaten for making fun of President Bashar al-Assad, he had to ask: yield, or keep drawing?

Ali Farzat: Mocking the Rich and Powerful

As a cartoonist, Ali made a career out of making fun of people. But when he was pulled from his car in central Damascus and beaten for making fun of President Bashar al-Assad, he had to ask: yield, or keep drawing?