I am reading three articles that may interest you:
A view from the booming, modern city of Tehran
MoonofAlabama's take on what "officials say" according to Joby Warrick's WaPo article on how Iranians are out to assassinate Americans.
Yousaf Butt's article on how the US is using the nuclear issue as a pretext for regime change.
Daniel Joyner on the effects of the Iran sanctions:
To put it simply, the West's sanctions program is the reason that Iran pulled back from the negotiating table in the first place.
To now claim that Western sanctions have had the successful effect of bringing Iran back to the negotiating table is to ignore this broader view of the history of the crisis over Iran's nuclear program, and the material role that Western sanctions have played in actually creating and intensifying the crisis.