Thanks to Redux Extra for placing me on the cover. Great artists and stories are presented about art and culture in our metro area. Robin Rose, Martha Spak, Gaby Mizes, Bob Boilen, George Hemphill, Mary Douglas Drysdale and more in this Collection Issue. The Publisher Abe Nejad and Zoe Rastegar, the Managing Editor are doing an amazing job showcasing so many talented artists. I love this magazine focus in bringing creative stories to the community.

Barbara Januszkiewicz

We were thrilled that you visited our show and want to mention it in your newsletter. It is so kind of you to include us in your impressive magazine. In addition, we have a couple of online exhibitions a year where awards are also presented. Thank you so much for your interest in our organization. Best wishes,

Leigh Fulton, Exhibits Chair, Potomac Valley Watercolorists

The new issue of Redux Extra is a feast for the eyes with beautiful colors printed on high quality paper. It is great to keep it on the coffee table. The magazine is also unique in its role to introduce local artists and art events to the community, connecting artists, art lovers and art venues in Washington DC, metropolitan area.

Sarah Barzmehri - Artist, curator - The Exhibit 9 Gallery

This issue is absolutely beautiful and the layout is terrific. I am thrilled with the story that Redux Extra included on my own project work.

Mary Douglas Drysdale - Drysdale Design Associates Inc.

The Fall Issue 2021 of Redux Extra raised the bar even higher with the very interesting and informative articles. I specifically enjoyed the article, “Bonds and Brushes” about seven Iranian immigrants who told their challenging stories of immigration and assimilation through their art works and how their bonds and brushes have created varieties of styles in visual arts.  I also enjoyed the interview, “George Hemphill, the au courant art dealer”, as well as the article about Judith Heartsong, “the Spirited Art of Judith Heartsong” the art advocate. You can tell I am very much interested in Arts. But other articles are just as interesting and informative. Last but not least, I enjoyed the editorial by Zohreh Rastegar who cleverly weaves the seasonal events into the content of the magazine.

Nazila Khoshkhoo

The 2021 Fall issue of Redux Extra contains a variety of informative articles for a wide range of readers. It covers the worlds of science and technology, visual and culinary arts, human interest and social science mixed with quotes and pictures that celebrate the Fall season, starting with comments by the editor as she recalls memories of family and Fall season in Persia. The magazine is beautifully set up and the articles a delight to read as well as giving readers a sense of the wide range of experience, skills and artistry that Washington offers. 

James L. Evans MD

Hi Abe.
I got the magazine today. Thank you so much! I’m honored for Caffe Amouri to have such an incredible article. Great mag! Very well put together and interesting.


Dear Zoe thank you for your wonderful message in your magazine and also the great article on Sa’di. Congratulations on the Redux Extra magazine.


I only learned of Redux Extra magazine last Fall when my friend Zoe Rastegar told me about it. When I saw the Winter 2020 issue, I was delighted! The “look” of the magazine is sleek and elegant. The content is well-written and uplifting to the spirit, with stories about people from our own communities who are doing great things. These regional publications are how we celebrate our communities and they are essential to the weave of our lives. Unfortunately, we have lost so many of these voices during the last four years. And yet,….here is Redux Extra! It is an incredibly generous labor of love that the staff of Redux has undertaken. Bravo!!! May you have all the resources you need to keep up the great work!


My sincerest congratulations on your excellent publication. Redux Extra addresses a neglected void in the Washington metro area which you are filling admirably. It is elegant both in its presentation and content and covers a variety of topics that are not only interesting and helpful to your readers but also culturally inspiring. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the first two issues and am looking forward to the next one. My best wishes for your continued success in your endeavors.


My compliments to Redux Extra publishers for beautifully put together a compilation of very interesting and divers sets of articles relating to many aspects of our live, in an original and high end magazine.


It’s great to have a new magazine in oumidst. Creative articles with an eye towards the future is certainly an asset to our community.


Enjoyed the Holiday issue. Washingtonian magazine could take a page out of your Contents page: nice intro! There’s a number of articles that have no byline, but kudos to, the writers. I loved the Military Kids article. The “Power of Lipstick” reviewed the history of lipstick then brought us to COVID-19 and its impact on women’s daily routines and the cosmetics industry. Hopefully, it won’t last.


Dear Editor, I enjoyed reading the Holiday issue of Redux Extra Community magazine tremendously. I am quite impressed with the quality and appearance of the magazine as well as the content. I liked the editor’s letter to the readers and other contributors. They all seem to be quite seasoned and informed. In addition, I was impressed with low volume of advertisements and enlightened by the principles that the magazine stands by. I wish you continued success


Bravo, Zoe Rastegar, the Managing Editor and Abe Nejad, the Publisher at Redux Extra for all your efforts and incredible insights, this magazine is a gift to the community. I am so impressed with their effort and their mission statement. “Redux EXtra is a quarterly publication established as a gateway to the future, a revival, a comeback celebrating and harnessing a new world with a vision for a brighter tomorrow by heralding community collaboration.” Their focus is about our community of talented entrepreneurs, philanthropists, volunteers and the next generation game changers. This is exactly what we need at this moment of time. Please check them out!


At the time when life is on hold because the pandemic, seeing a new local magazine with quality and interesting contents coming to our homes is refreshing. While online news could be confusing and contradictory, Redux Extra is providing us information with clarity from cultural and artistic events to local businesses activities. In this way, the magazine is not only supporting local events and businesses, but also is boosting our moral about livelihood of our region in this pandemic era. Zoe Rastegar has been always active in the art and cultural scene of Washington, DC area. For many years, she provided a forum for the Iranian American generation through her media production “Accent”, introducing activists, artists, entrepreneurs and those, who made a difference in our diverse community. I wish her and the Redux Extra team the best of success.