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But what do you do for fun?

(Any additions to the following appreciated... within bounds!)

Iranian Culture

Barzin
Kiosk
E. G. Browne's A Year Among the Persians
My blog on Iranian politics.
My blog on Iranian and neighboring culture and history.

Georgian and Caucasian Music

Abkhazian Music
Abkhazian Dance
Georgian Legend Video
Erisioni Troup performance
Georgian National Ballet Troup Sukhishvili
Georgian polyphonic singing
Soviet-era videos of Georgian polyphonic singing
Film on a Georgian hero in the resistance to the Safavids
The Color of Pomegranates, a masterpiece by Sergei Parajanov.

Azerbaijani Culture

Azerbaijani Music
Caucasian Azerbaijani Wedding Dance
Chechen-Ingush Dance
Nuriyye Huseynova, Segah tesnifi
Rashid Behbudof
Arhsin Mal Alan
Arhsin Mal Alan (Russian voiceover with English subtitles)

Politics

Juan Cole on Politics in the Middle East
+972: The Other Israel
Political Research Associates
Democracy Now!
The Daily Cos
Empty Wheel
Talking Points Memo
Salon
Huffington Post
Crooks and Liars
Atrios
Fire Dog Lake

Religion

Hirhurim
Torah Musings
E. G. Browne's A Year Among the Persians
My blog on Iranian politics.
My blog on Iranian and neighboring culture and history.

Georgian and Caucasian Music

Abkhazian Music
Abkhazian Dance
Georgian Legend Video
Erisioni Troup performance
Georgian National Ballet Troup Sukhishvili
Georgian polyphonic singing
Soviet-era videos of Georgian polyphonic singing
Film on a Georgian hero in the resistance to the Safavids
The Color of Pomegranates, a masterpiece by Sergei Parajanov.

Online Commentary, Satire, Humor

Stephanie Miller--Just click on the MP3 links.
... like Ring of Fire
... or The Young Turks--I'm a huge fan!
... or Rachel Maddow
... and her ex-side-kick, Kent Jones
The great Jean Shepherd, who had such an impact on my life
And just for fun...
Gather around the bong and listen to Firesign Theater
Bob and Ray
I don't get it, but it's funny.

Music

The Classics:

Scarlatti the way it was meant to be played.
Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata
Brahms, Cello Sonata No. 1
Bartok plays his Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm
Bartok plays his Rumanian Folk Dances
Bach's Goldberg Variations 1-7 by Glen Gould

From the CBGB movement:

Blondie, Dreaming
Annie Golden and the Shirts--a buried treasure
Iggy Pop, The Passenger
Tom Verlaine and Television, Marquee Moon
The Laughing Dogs--another lost treasure
The Talking Heads, Once in a Lifetime
Richard Hell and the Voidoids--OK, they're a bit extreme

Two-Tone, Ska, Etc.

The English Beat--Hear "Tears of a Clown" the way it should be!
The Selector
Madness--"One step beyond!"
Bad Manners
And from this side of the pond:
The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones

Stiff:

Elvis Costello, Watching the Detectives
Nick Lowe, So It Goes
Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part III

Art Rock:

The Velvet Underground, Black Angel's Death Song
Lou Reed
Roxy Music
David Bowie
Brian Eno

Miscellany:

They Might Be Giants
The Laughing Dogs, Get 'Im Outta Town
The Go Gos, We Got the Beat
Kim Wilde, Kids in America
Buggles, Video Killed the Radio Star
Devo, Jocko Homo

Welcome to my world.

I am a PhD in mathematics and am teaching at John Jay College.

I am also interested in Middle East studies. I am posting some of the articles I have published elsewhere, with some updating (a process I will continue.) I invite you to read them and to send me your comments. They can be accessed through my (see below). The first volume of my translation of Ahmad Kasravi's History of the Iranian Constitutional Revolution has just come out, with two more volumes on the way. (See this interview with Deutche Welle and my appearance on Voice of America.) See also an online copy of an article on Google Scholars.

I have posted my resume so that you can learn a little more about me.

If you want to contact me by email, contact me at Evan_J_Siegel@yahoo.com

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