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The End of Romanticism in Tehran

I must have been about ten when my mother and I were called into a cubicle at the American embassy in India, where we had traveled from Iran as part of our visa application, and in light of the absence of diplomatic relations between Tehran

Freestyle

There are public pools in Tehran, Shiraz, and Isfahan, no doubt elsewhere in Iran, too, but those are the cities I visited at the end of 2015. Before I left for Khomeini Airport, I had discovered the existence of a Jewish sports center in Tehran,

The Beatles as Artists

Professor James Winn, who taught in the University of Michigan’s English Department from 1983-1998, passed away yesterday.  MQR Editor Emeritus Laurence Goldstein remembers James as “a complex, provocative figure and a brilliant conversationalist,” and describes his essay, “The Beatles as Artists,” as a “standard reference

The Funeral Tourist

“The Funeral Tourist,” by Andrew J. Skerritt, appears in the Winter 2019 Issue of MQR. Everyone who leaves home and visits another place or country for any purpose other than business is considered a tourist. If you are a native of a Caribbean island but live