Articles by Garen Yegparian

About Garen Yegparian (269 Articles)
Garen Yegparian is a fat, bald guy who has too much to say and do for his own good. So, you know he loves mouthing off weekly in the Weekly about anything he damn well pleases to write about that he can remotely tie in to things Armenian. He's got a checkered past: principal of an Armenian school, project manager on a housing development, ANC-WR Executive Director, AYF Field worker (again on the left coast), Operations Director for a telecom startup, and a City of LA employee most recently (in three different departments so far). Plus, he's got delusions of breaking into electoral politics, meanwhile participating in other aspects of it and making sure to stay in trouble.
The cover of Truth Held Hostage

Yegparian: The Ambassador’s Ten Points

The cover of Truth Held Hostage Ambassador John Evans’ book Truth Held Hostage was recently published and ends with ten suggestions that are a great starting point for discussion. I will address them here, one at a time. They are a mixture of sublime, no-brainers, bad, and thought provoking. I [more...]

May 27, 2016 // 0 Comments


Malevolently Mendacious Mealy Mouthed Murinson

A hack by the name of Alexander Murinson has finally gone far enough (a la Donald Trump) to elicit a response, hopefully so scathing as to cause him to disappear from the public sphere… yes, I know, that’s wishful thinking. This guy, who got a Ph.D. from the School of Oriental and African [more...]

May 23, 2016 // 0 Comments


Yegparian: Hum-drum One-oh-one

Bluntly, we blew it. We did not succeed in harnessing, perpetuating, and building on/with the enthusiasm and energy that had coalesced on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Here we are, a year out, and I don’t think anyone would disagree. Of course, I did not expect [more...]

May 16, 2016 // 1 Comment

The cover of Truth Held Hostage

Book Review: ‘Truth Held Hostage’

Truth Held Hostage: America and the Armenian Genocide – What Then? What Now? By John M. Evans Gomidas Institute, London (April 18, 2016); 170 pages ISBN 978-1-909382-26-8, Hardcover; $32.00 By Garen Yegparian  The cover of Truth Held Hostage Written in three parts, Truth Held Hostage by [more...]

May 12, 2016 // 1 Comment

An overhead shot of the more than 60,000-strong crowd at Sunday’s Rally for Justice at the Turkish Consulate in LA (Photo: Asbarez)

Yegparian: 101

My annual recounting—missing the last two years—of various genocide related events in Los Angeles was a bit harder than usual to prepare this year, but this critique and other observations are material for a separate opinion piece. For now, a simple recounting of the events I was able to attend [more...]

May 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

The cover of Proud son of Hadjin

Tidings from the Taurus

The cover of Proud son of Hadjin I was honored and excited a few weeks ago when Asbarez editor Ara Khatchatourian asked me to review Proud son of Hadjin, the memoirs of Asadour Chalian. This publication has been a long time coming and adds to the English language resources available to those [more...]

May 4, 2016 // 3 Comments

Genetic Research Charitable Trust ArmGenia is a non-for-profit organization that is established in Armenia to do innovational research and scientific studies in genetics, health, and other relevant public disciplines.

Dzeenashark—and Family Reunions?

  I’m really intrigued and excited by the ArmGenia project. This project has been in the mill since 2014. Initiated in Armenia, UCLA came on board, and it was formally kicked off two months ago. It proposes to do nothing less than sequence the Armenian genome. Genetic Research Charitable [more...]

May 4, 2016 // 2 Comments


The Usual Suspects, and…Not

Almost 100 Armenian dead in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (rendered still with the disgusting Soviet era, Russian-influenced spelling), at least 500 on the Azerbaijani side, war crimes (everyone’s seen the gruesome pictures of the 3 dead elderly Armenians and read about the mutilation of the [more...]

April 20, 2016 // 2 Comments

'My point is not to bash any of the presidential candidates.'

2016 Elections

There is so much going on, especially in Turkey, that it was difficult to choose an issue to address in this week’s column. But the chaotic, not-yet-assessable, turn of events in, around, and about our homeland’s occupier led me to choose another very timely, but not yet complete, matter: the [more...]

April 11, 2016 // 1 Comment

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Silenced Press, Scapegoated Minorities, Civil War

No, the title is not some veiled reference to the political climate of the United States in these presidential primary days. It refers to another place that somehow eludes, evades the attention its current plight deserves. It is a place where the government is run by people who seem to be [more...]

March 23, 2016 // 1 Comment

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