Orly Minazad is a freelance writer and bad cook based in Los Angeles, California. Her writing explores many subjects from Los Angeles’s arts and culture scene to examinations of her personal life growing up with Jewish Iranian immigrant parents, and their love-hate relationship with the United States and premade tea bags. She is a contributor to LA Weekly and Emmy magazine and has shared her personal stories on The Nervous Breakdown, Blunt Moms, and Zócalo Public Square. She has a master’s degree in professional writing from USC and lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son.
Serious Laughing Matter: Bassem Youssef on Comedy and the Arab Spring
Orly Minazad speaks to newly LA-based Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef, author of “Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through the Arab Spring.”...
Not Dead Yet: An Interview with Scaachi Koul
Orly Minazad interviews Scaachi Koul about her first book, “One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter.”...
It’s All in the Game
Orly Minazad talks to Navid Khonsari about his new game, "1979 Revolution: Black Friday."...
BLARB BLOG POSTS
Iranian Icon Googoosh Makes History at the Hollywood Bowl
The Farhang Foundation 9th Annual Short Film Festival
Nowruz at UCLA
Iranian “Fan” Takes Home Top Prize at Farhang Foundation’s Short Film Festival