Books & Art

The Guest Room

Book Review: ‘The Guest Room’

Special for the Armenian Weekly The Guest Room By Chris Bohjalian Doubleday, New York (Jan. 5, 2016), 336 pages ISBN 978-0385538893; Hardcover, $25.95 The Cover of Bohjalian’s The Guest Room New York Times best-selling author Chris Bohjalian’s latest novel, The Guest Room, is a page-turner [more...]

February 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Theatrical poster for 'Houses without Doors'

Houses without Doors: A Journey of a Hundred Years

A Film Review Special for the Armenian Weekly  “Houses without Doors” (Syria, Lebanon) 2016, color, 1:28 In Armenian, Arabic, French, and Spanish, with English subtitles Director: Avo Kaprealian Producer: Bidayyat & A. Kaprealian Distributor: Bidayyat Productions Theatrical poster for [more...]

February 19, 2016 // 1 Comment

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Poem: Under the Star of the Illuminator

Thus, I serenely stroll under the star of the Illuminator… And, like mellow drops of honey, his light drips into my soul… The star-studded night hums like an immense silver organ… The white light of the new moon spills onto the snow… Now, without a sound, stroll the specters of my forebears [more...]

February 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

One of the photographs appearing in 'Mirror' (Photo: Ara Oshagan)

‘Mirror’ Merges Photography and Music

GLENDALE, Calif.—Tufenkian Fine Art Gallery is pleased to present “Mirror,” an interactive exhibit and book that merges photography by artist Ara Oshagan and music by Gor Mkhitarian. Employing the latest interactive technology, a free mobile app enables the audience to hear Mkhitarian’s [more...]

February 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

Tom Vartabedian, left, and Haverhill High teacher E. Philip Brown show off the book they co-produced on Armenians in the Merrimack Valley. (Photo: Amy Sweeney/Haverhill Gazette Staff)

New Book: ‘Armenians of the Merrimack Valley’

By Breanna Edelstein Title: Armenians of the Merrimack Valley Release date: Feb. 8, 2016 Includes: 128 pages, 179 photos Price: $21.99 HAVERHILL, Mass. (Haverhill Gazette)—When it comes to the written word, they are a dynamic duo of sorts. Cover of Armenians of the Merrimack Valley Tom [more...]

February 10, 2016 // 1 Comment

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New Book: ‘The Festal Works of St. Gregory of Narek’

Abraham Terian’s The Festal Works of St. Gregory of Narek: Annotated Translation of the Odes, Litanies, and Encomia (Liturgical Press) is the first translation in any language of the surviving corpus of the festal works of St. Gregory of Narek, a 10th-century Armenian mystic theologian and poet [more...]

February 9, 2016 // 0 Comments


Antranigian Story Defines Horrors in Keghi

MENDON, Mass.—From Hell to Heaven is not your ordinary book because it was actually written by a man who experienced the genocide first-hand and lived long enough to compile his own memoirs. What’s left of St. Gevork Armenian Church in Keghi where Armenag Bedigian-Antranigian lived as a young [more...]

February 6, 2016 // 9 Comments

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Book Review: ‘The Paintings of Art Pinajian: A Family Story’

The Paintings of Art Pinajian: A Family Story By Peter Najarian Regent Press, Berkley, California (July 1, 2015); 228 pages ISBN 978-1587903212; Paperback $20.00   In March 2013, the New York Times, the Telegraph, and dozens of other websites and news shows reported that a trove of art, valued [more...]

February 3, 2016 // 1 Comment

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