A short history of Life: Afghanistan’s lost magazine (BBC News)

BBC News: A short history of Life: Afghanistan’s lost magazine. “Bright, busy and colourful, newly digitised pages of Zhvandun magazine – Life, in English – reveal the aspirations of Afghanistan’s elite during decades of political and social change. It rolled off presses through most of the second half of the 20th Century, mixing articles on global affairs, society and history with fun stuff on film stars and fashion. Think, perhaps, of Time magazine with added poetry and short stories.” There are so many images in this story it’s a little annoying, but keep scrolling, there IS an archive link.