As US-Iran relations continue to make headlines, Stranger’s Guide: Tehran brings readers to the streets of a city few outsiders have had the opportunity to explore. Through new works from Dina Nayeri, Jason Rezaian, and a number of up-and-coming authors, the issue explores the public and private lives of residents of the Iranian capital. Go to a night of avant-garde theater where political discourse comes cloaked in artistic metaphor; journey with two sisters as they traverse the city to attend a soccer match for the first time; discover the generation gap between old revolutionaries and young students pushing for a new future. It’s a deep and nuanced look at this complex city.
Salar Abdoh, Narges Bajoghli, Gohar Dashti, Maryam Firuzi, Jason Rezaian, Farnaz Haeri, Habibe Jafarian, Hadi Kahalzadeh, Dina Nayeri, Aeen Norouzi, Arash Sadeghbeigi, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, Mohammad Tolouei, Roxanne Varzi, Ali Araghi