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Persepolis Hits the Red Carpet

Just what we've all been waiting for: the animated version of Persepolis is being screened at Cannes this week, and that means it should get a general release later this year. There are some great trailers on Satrapi's MySpace page that include some pretty sweet air guitar and "Eye of the Tiger" renderings by the [...]

Chapati Review: Chicken with Plums

Chicken with Plums, by Marjane Satrapi (Pantheon Books, 2006), $16.95. _____________________________________________________________ Gadzooks! Every time you turn around these days there's a new Marjane Satrape graphic novel for sale. The graphic novel translator's league must be burning the midnight oil at HQ in the North Pole churning out translations of our favorite French cartoonists in English, [...]

g∞g∞sh

Was I the last person to find out that the Iranian pop diva Googoosh is making a comeback and living in the United States and Canada now? I have painted her portrait in honor of this exciting news. There are all sorts of delectable websites devoted to Googoosh, including her own, official site, and Googoosh [...]

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