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Worldcrunch Magazine #49 — Eye On Iran, One Year Later

September 11 - September 17, 2023

Worldcrunch Magazine #49 — Eye On Iran, One Year Later

Here's the latest edition of Worldcrunch Magazine, a selection of our best articles of the week from top international journalists, produced exclusively in English for Worldcrunch readers.


Our cover story, by Roshanak Astaraki for London-based Persian-language Iranian online media outlet, Kayhan London, begs the question of whether or not protests will reignite in Iran as the one year anniversary of Mahsa Amini's death approaches. Amini's death at the hands of the Iranian morality police for wearing a loose hijab, fuelled mass protests throughout the country, opposing Iran's harsh laws against women.

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Table of Contents

Tensions Amidst The Anniversary Of Mahsa Amini’s Death | Kayhan London By Roshanak Astaraki

China’s Bet On A Bigger & Nastier BRICS To Challenge The West | Clarín By Marcelo Cantelmi

Fear & Sandbags For Russians Going Back To School Near Border | Important Stories By Vazhnyye Istorii

Albania, The Brutal Demographics Of A Neverending Exodus | Les Echos By Basile Dekonink

How Argentina Got Hooked On Overfishing - And How To Get Free | Clarín By Gonzalo Sánchez

Why Have Hong Kong’s Hearing Impaired Been Left Behind? | The Initium By Shi Wanping

When Patriotic Lyrics Of The Past Hit Wrong Notes Today | Worldcrunch By Yannick Champion-Osselin

My Seven-Day Romance With An AI Girlfriend | La Stampa By Nicolas Lozito

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How Parenthood Reinvented My Sex Life — Confessions Of A Swinging Mom

Between breastfeeding, playdates, postpartum fatigue, birthday fatigues and the countless other aspects of mother- and fatherhood, a Cuban couple tries to find new ways to explore something that is often lost in the middle of the parenting storm: sex.

red tinted photo of feet on a bed

Parenting v. intimacy, a delicate balance

Silvana Heredia

HAVANA — It was Summer, 2015. Nine months later, our daughter would be born. It wasn't planned, but I was sure I wouldn't end my first pregnancy. I was 22 years old, had a degree, my dream job and my own house — something unthinkable at that age in Cuba — plus a three-year relationship, and the summer heat.

I remember those months as the most fun, crazy and experimental of my pre-motherhood life. It was the time of my first kiss with a girl, and our first threesome.

Every weekend, we went to the Cuban art factory and ended up at the CornerCafé until 7:00 a.m. That September morning, we were very drunk, and in that second-floor room of my house, it was unbearably hot. The sex was otherworldly. A few days later, the symptoms began.

She arrived when and how she wished. That's how rebellious she is.

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