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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 // 4 Comments

Shi-Shi Beach, United States

Poem: Without the Sea

Like golden suns the garden sunflowers soar in the stormy firmament entranced my eyes   trail their motions… In my smile-filled days of childhood from my modest room I watched the sea blue-green   painted with colors of tinted china… The enticing sea aroused as a girl of [more...]

January 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

There is Only the Earth - feature

Book Review: Tufankjian’s ‘There Is Only the Earth’

Special for the Armenian Weekly Cover of Tufankjian’s There is Only the Earth Scout Tufankjian received photographic repute by becoming the only independent journalist to follow then-Senator Barack Obama from his initial candidacy through to his victory on election night in 2008.The images [more...]

December 29, 2015 // 1 Comment

The 25th Anniversary Edition of Kherdian's The Dividing River / The Meeting Shore

Kherdian’s 1990 Book of Poetry Makes a Comeback

The 25th Anniversary Edition of Kherdian’s The Dividing River / The Meeting Shore In December 1990, David Kherdian’s The Dividing River / The Meeting Shore was published by Santa Fe’s Lotus Press. Now, Beech Hill Publishing Company is releasing the 25th Anniversary Edition of this [more...]

December 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

In The Ruins

AIWA Press Publishes Zabel Yessayan’s ‘In the Ruins’

First-Hand Account of Aftermath of 1909 Massacre of Armenians Cover of In the Ruins BOSTON, Mass.—The Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA) Press recently announced the publication of the first full-length English translation of In the Ruins written by 20th-century female author [more...]

December 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Guest Room - feature

Bohjalian’s ‘The Guest Room’ to Be Released in January

Award-winning author Chris Bohjalian’s latest novel, The Guest Room, a book that touches upon several issues including human trafficking and sexual slavery, is scheduled to be released on Jan. 5, 2016. The Cover of Bohjalian’s The Guest Room The Guest Room is a captivating thriller about a [more...]

December 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Mary Balian

Mary Balian Releases New CD ‘Hooysus Es’

Mary Balian Singer/songwriter Mary Balian recently released her second CD of Armenian Christian contemporary music. “Hooysus Es” (You Are My Hope) is now available on CD. Digital downloads on iTunes will be available in December. The album is a compilation of modern worship songs and hymns, as [more...]

December 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Filmmaker Stephanie Ayanian, right, is joined by partner Joseph Myers and John Sweers, a volunteer from Madison, Wis., during a shooting session in Armenia for her upcoming documentary ‘A New Armenia,’ which is a year into the works.

A Genocide Film with Vision—and Hope

BRYN MAWR, Pa.—Filmmaker Stephanie Ayanian is on a long, yet relentless journey toward fruition. Ayanian is a year into her hour-long documentary called “A New Armenia,” combing the roads and byways for engaging stories about Armenians in the diaspora. Filmmaker Stephanie Ayanian, right, is [more...]

November 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Cover of Paramaz: Twenty Executions of Bayazit

Echoes of the Twenty from Istanbul

By Daniel Varoujan Hejinian On Oct. 29, I received an e-mail from Istanbul in which a representative of the Evrensel Publishing House asked my permission to use, as a book cover, my painting “The Twenty Executions,” which I had painted in 1976. The letter states: “As to the book for which [more...]

November 20, 2015 // 2 Comments

Musician Danny Bedrosian comes from a rich Armenian cultural heritage.

Bedrosian Blends Heritage with Music

LAWRENCE, Mass.—The smiling, beard-covered face of international super producer and musician Danny Bedrosian hides the tragedy his family faced. A native of Lawrence, his family was from the Kharpert province, which was known as the “Slaughterhouse Province” during the Armenian Genocide. It [more...]

November 11, 2015 // 1 Comment

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