“Today the country is not involved in the military war but it is involved in political, economic and security wars — and, above all, the cultural wars.” That was Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reflecting on a movement among Iranian youth who are “curious, wired and desperate for normality.” In FT Magazine, Roula Khalaf shares a very interesting report on Iran’s Generation Normal.

+ From The New Yorker’s Amy Davidson: The Washington Post’s Jason Rezaian has been in a Tehran prison for nearly a year, without being publicly charged. Why?