| Feb 23, 2011
| 3:22 PM
Q. The pro-democracy uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt have resonated around the world, with even the Wall Street Journal going so far as to headline one column, “The Arab World's 1989?” Hosni Mubarak's resignation from his position as...
| Jan 2, 2011
Bruce Chatwin, the brilliant English writer and stylish nomad, died from AIDS in late 1989. His memorial service, held in a Greek Orthodox Cathedral in London on the day that Ayatollah Khomeini handed a death sentence to Chatwin's friend Salman Rushdie,...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 7:14 AM
NEW YORK -- Mike Wallace, who spent four decades as a hard-hitting, provocative news correspondent on "60 Minutes," has died, CBS reported Sunday. He was 93.
Wallace died Saturday night "peacefully surrounded by family members at Waveny Care Center in...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 9:01 AM
Mike Wallace, who pioneered and then dominated the probing and enduringly popular hallmark TV magazine series "60 Minutes," died Saturday night, CBS announced. He was 93.
Wallace, who had triple heart bypass surgery in early 2008, died in New Haven,...
| May 2, 2009
Nosratollah Amini, an Iranian lawyer and politician who became the personal attorney of Mohammad Mossadegh, the nationalist prime minister deposed in a U.S.-backed coup in 1953, died April 20 at Potomac Hospital in Woodbridge, Va. He was 94 and had...
| Apr 29, 2008
Another in a series of occasional articles.
TEHRAN -- A man wrapped in a shawl stood at the door.
"This is Jesus," said another man.
Jesus sat and peeled an orange as his companion, Nader Talebzadeh, began to speak, precisely, so as not to be...
| Dec 31, 2007
Iran's supreme leader spoke not with the thunder of a man regarded in his country as God's representative on Earth, but with the exasperated tone of a corporate manager chastising his employees.
Ali Khamenei had ordered his deputies to start...
| Nov 27, 2007
The night before lawyer Mohammed Dadkhah was to appear in court for his first human rights case, two masked men on motorcycles pulled up alongside him as he walked home. They hurled him into one of Tehran's ubiquitous street-side drainage canals....
| May 30, 2008
Random House: 358 pp., $26
What doesn't kill you in the literary world makes you stronger. That's why one has to wonder how Salman Rushdie's literary fortunes would have fared without the infamous...
| Jan 30, 2008
Life imitates art in ways too strange to imagine.
Take, for example, two recent proposals for downtown redevelopment. Developer Sonny Astani wants to hang a 14-story animated billboard on the side of the condominium tower he's building at 9th and...
| Nov 6, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Friday prayer leader Ahmad Khatami, a hard-line acolyte of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, condemned the protesters who took part in Wednesday's anti-government march, and attempted to create divisions within the ranks of the protest movement. Khatami, not...
| Nov 7, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Iran's moderate former President Mohammad Khatami continued to question the results of the June 12 presidential election, defying the nation's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who said flatly last week that publicly voicing such doubts was illegal....