Washington urges Iran to free father and son jailed on spying charges

Washington urges Iran to free father and son jailed on spying charges

  The United States on Tuesday demanded the release of an Iranian-American businessman and his 80-year-old father who were handed tough sentences in Tehran on espionage charges. Iranian-American businessman Siamak Namazi and his father, Baquer Namazi, were sentenced to 10 years in prison, a state-run judicial news agency reported earlier in the day, drawing swift […]

Washington Post reporter sues Iran over ‘cruelty, torture, abuse’

Washington Post reporter sues Iran over ‘cruelty, torture, abuse’

A US journalist who was imprisoned in Iran for 18 months filed suit Monday against the Tehran government, claiming his detention was aimed at “extorting concessions” from the United States. The lawsuit filed in US federal court by Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and his family seeks unspecified damages from Iran for, among other things, […]

Brian Dennehy To Star In Amazon Pilot ‘Cocked’

Brian Dennehy To Star In Amazon Pilot ‘Cocked’

Brian Dennehy is in negotiations to star opposite Sam Trammell in Amazon Studios’ dramedy pilot Cocked. Written by Samuel Baum and Sam Shaw, Cocked centers on Richard Paxson (Trammell), a Washington D.C. management consultant who’s estranged from his father Wade (Dennehy) and brother but is pulled back in to the fray of his family’s gun […]

Beautiful Feather Cutwork by Chris Maynard

Beautiful Feather Cutwork by Chris Maynard

American artist Chris Maynard uses delicate eye surgery tools, miniscule scissors, forceps and sharp scalpels to slice intricate bird-shaped patterns into feathers. Chris Maynard, a resident of Olympia in Washington, USA, made his first feather artwork two years ago in 2011. Since then the 58 year old artist has created 80 pieces which can take […]