Books & Art

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


Letter to Hrant 

The following poem by Khatchig Mouradian appeared in the Armenian Weekly on Feb. 3, 2007, days after Agos Editor Hrant Dink’s assassination in Istanbul on Jan. 19, 2007. We would like to share it with our readers once again on the anniversary of Hrant’s death. Hrant Dink was assassinated [more...]

January 19, 2016 // 1 Comment

Listed as a transit camp in a September 1915 guideline organizing the re-deportation process of Armenians arriving in Syria,  Meskeneh had operated as such from the onset of the deportations, but its importance grew with the closing of camps around Aleppo city in late 1915 and early 1916.

Mouradian: The Book with a Black Cover

  They arrived [in Meskeneh] by the thousands, but the majority left their bones there. —Auguste Bernau, German employee of the American Vacuum Oil Company[1] ISTANBUL, Turkey (A.W.)—The Turkish translation of Aram Andonian’s monumental book Ayn Sev Orerun (In Those Black Days) was [more...]

January 13, 2016 // 4 Comments


Yessayan’s Literary Testimony Details Adana Massacres

Special for the Armenian Weekly In the year of the Armenian Genocide Centennial, we saw hosts of books published on the genocide, attended many inspiring presentations, and begun what we hope will be productive conversations to chart a course toward reparations. The Adana Massacres that began in [more...]

January 7, 2016 // 11 Comments

‘Sojourn at Ararat’ Released on CD and DVD

‘Sojourn at Ararat’ Released on CD and DVD

  ‘Sojourn at Ararat’ Released on CD and DVD On Dec. 9, a day recently marked as the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime, Nora Armani, a New York-based writer, actress, and filmmaker, released “Sojourn [more...]

January 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

Kirk Kerkorian was 98 when he passed away, leaving a remarkable imprint on the lives of those who were closest to him, as well as the world at large.

Kirk Kerkorian Leaves a Legacy of Honesty, Humility and an Epic Film

The following article was originally published in Asbarez on Dec. 31, 2015. On June 15, the Armenian nation lost one of its greatest sons—a man who, through his brilliance, humility, and honesty, rose to become a symbol of generosity to the Armenian nation and an icon of business in the [more...]

January 5, 2016 // 5 Comments

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