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.
"Zanan" was the first widely-read and popular women's magazine in Iran. For 16 years, it brought to light subjects such as forced marriage and spousal abuse. It was shut down in 2008, but the magazine is starting back up again.
One of Persia’s most famous ancient artifacts, the Cyrus Cylinder, is finishing its first US tour. And it is making Iranians in the US proud of their past and their people's claim to being among the first to officially acknowledge human rights.