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Tehran’s Red-Light District

Sadaf Tabatabaei | Failed Architecture | 6th July 2022

The Shahrinaw area of Tehran served as the city's red light district until it was destroyed during the 1979 revolution. It had been contentious for decades: in 1953 the neighbourhood was enclosed in a tall brick wall with a single gate. Its 600 houses were demolished in three days and the area is now occupied by a park and a cultural centre, but remnants of its old fabric can still be found (3,098 words)


The World Needs Uncles, Too

Isaac Fitzgerald | GQ | 7th July 2022

On the decision not to have children. It is both a selfish and an unselfish one. He contributes to the community that raises children by being a good uncle and a helpful neighbour, always ready to step in. This, in turn, benefits him too. "I feel a lightness of being — an unanchoring in my heart — that seems harder and harder to come by these days. It’s a feeling I relish. I revel in it" (3,538 words)


We can't unanchor your heart; but we can put a fair wind in the sails of your mind. Five articles a day, plus a video and podcast. (Bottles of rum not supplied.)

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