Saeed Pourkay came to New York from his native Iran just a year before the Iranian revolution. He found work in the printing business, but a few years ago decided to chuck it all in. Why? He wanted to introduce New Yorkers to his favorite Persian comfort food, a soup called Asheh Reshteh.
An Iranian-American satirist's take on the nuclear deal with Tehran: "It's like an Islamic marriage: The US now has three wives and none of them get along. One of them is Israel, one is Saudi Arabia, and the other is now Iran, the new wife."
As a young actor, Maz Jobrani took whatever work he could get — even stereotypical and insulting roles as a terrorist. Now he's trying to bring more nuance to American culture's view of Muslims and Middle Easterners.