Neda Semnani

Contributing Writer

Neda Semnani is a freelance writer at work on her first book. She is the former Heard on the Hill columnist and the arts and culture reporter for CQ Roll Call. Her work has also appeared in the Washington City Paper, BuzzFeed, CityStream, and more.

Remember the Paris of our dreams, not the Paris of our nightmares
Paris should be remembered for its best days, not its worst.
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Remember the Paris of our dreams, not the Paris of our nightmares

An expat's love letter to Paris
Paris
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An expat's love letter to Paris

Dark days in the city of light
A storm gathers over Paris.
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Dark days in the city of light

The poetry brothel in Paris
Folies Bergere
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The poetry brothel in Paris

Learning to live without my mother
The author's mother, Farah Ebrahimi, circa 1998.
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Learning to live without my mother

The quiet thrill of writing as a foreigner in Paris
A view of Paris.
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The quiet thrill of writing as a foreigner in Paris

How to not write about love in Paris
What is it about Paris and romance?
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How to not write about love in Paris

Between the bookstore and the gun: Life in a rattled Paris
Woman walking in Paris
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Between the bookstore and the gun: Life in a rattled Paris

The poetry brothel in Paris
Folies Bergere
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The poetry brothel in Paris

How to not write about love in Paris
What is it about Paris and romance?
Audiophile: Listen Smarter

How to not write about love in Paris

The kick of rejection
Living on love's edge.
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The kick of rejection

Adieu, Paris
Paris
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Adieu, Paris

The quiet thrill of writing as a foreigner in Paris
A view of Paris.
Audiophile: Listen Smarter

The quiet thrill of writing as a foreigner in Paris

Devastation, grief, and the aftermath of Quebec's tragic train explosion
Lac-Megantic, Quebec
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Devastation, grief, and the aftermath of Quebec's tragic train explosion

Urban warfare comes to America
A police tactical unit drives through the streets of Watertown, Mass as they search for bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on April 19.
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Urban warfare comes to America

Merry Christmas! Give a drone.
Drone
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Merry Christmas! Give a drone.

Hollywood's utter failure to accurately portray female journalists
"Sex and the City"
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Hollywood's utter failure to accurately portray female journalists