The Islamic Republic of Iran is currently going through another, more under-the-radar revolution: Muslim-born ethnic Iranians are converting to Christianity at a pace previously unseen and are facing often life-threatening risks. Read more at the New York Times.
Mark Dimmitt: King of Rare Plants
Meet the obsessive botanist who became king of rare specimens at The Guardian
Los Angeles Magazine
At Club Nur, Middle Eastern gay patrons can be themselves in more ways than one. Read more atLos Angeles Magazine.
Cannabis for Elders
Uncovering the perplexing challenges associated with medical marijuana usage for seniors, especially those resided in assisted living facilities. Read more at The Atlantic.
There’s only one lab equipped to handle crimes against nature. (Just don’t ask the scientists to find Bigfoot.) Read more atMental Floss/March/April 2013 issue.
One of the country's largest homeless populations celebrate Nowruz or Persian New Year on the streets of Skid Row. Read more at BBC Farsi.
Roads & Kingdoms
L.A's Tomb Tourists
Death Hags: The unofficial ambassadors of L.A.’s underbelly. Read more at Roads & Kingdoms.
Breaking the Grip of the Oligarchs
How a tragic twist of fate is fueling a revolt against Armenia’s overweening tycoons. Read more at Foreign Policy.
Long Persecuted Yazidis Find a Second Homeland in Armenia
Happy in their adopted home in the South Caucasus, the religious minority watches in horror as ISIL pursues their people. Read more at Al Jazeera.