Yegparian: Misdirected Vengeance

  Nov. 8 treated the U.S. and the world to quite the earthquake, shock, upset, headscratcher, statistical outlier, unexpected outcome.  Lots of analysis has been devoted to this outcome, and I’ll add my own brief take on the still-unfolding results (as of this writing, Donald Trump is the [more...]

November 18, 2016 // 13 Comments

Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (Nov. 19, 2016)

Occult Exposure Mockery is at the heart of Satanism. …Michael Hoffman   In and Out In the ranks of our Armenian organizations, there are a significant number of self-promoters who know how to talk themselves in. Unfortunately for them, they don’t know when to stop, and eventually talk [more...]

November 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

‘Lav, Pav, Tsav’

It was a tough choice—write about Turkey’s latest mess with its ludicrous arrests of HDP parliamentarians or the U.S. election. Erdogan’s shenanigans won for two reasons: Some election results are still too close to call with many uncounted ballots remaining and inspired by the trend of [more...]

November 15, 2016 // 1 Comment

Vartabedian: My Final Column

After a courageous battle with liver cancer, longtime Armenian Weekly columnist Tom Vartabedian passed away last night. Tom Vartabedian (Photo: WSJ) Vartabedian’s name is no stranger to the pages of the Armenian Weekly—he has volunteered his services as a columnist and correspondent with the [more...]

November 13, 2016 // 42 Comments

Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (Nov. 12, 2016)

Armenian Folk Music History Gomidas Vartabed created the 300-member “Kusan” Choir and gave concerts in various places in the Ottoman Empire and Egypt. Five of its members (Parsegh Ganatchian, Mihran Toumajan, Vartan Sarxian, Vagharshag Servantsdiantz, and Haig Semerjian) took classes of music [more...]

November 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

A Dictator Obsessed with Power and Wealth: Erdogan’s 12 Scandals

With each passing day, Turkish President Erdogan is becoming increasingly dictatorial. The arrest of 11 members of the opposition pro-Kurdish party, HDP, is the latest in a long string of Erdogan’s dictatorial policies. Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Photo: Nanore Barsoumian) Michael Rubin, a former [more...]

November 9, 2016 // 6 Comments

Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (Nov. 5, 2016)

Apegha In the Armenian Church the term apegha serves to designate a celibate priest who has fulfilled his final vows, but has yet to complete his doctoral dissertation to be ordained a vartabed. In the history of Armenian music Apegha, a novice, is the title character in Armenian composer Parsegh [more...]

November 1, 2016 // 1 Comment

Armenia and Diaspora in Quest for a New Start

Ever since Armenia’s independence, the Armenian world has been divided into three loose categories: those supporting or in some capacity interacting with the government; various opposition groups; and those who are independent or inactive. Regrettably, there has been hardly any effort to bridge [more...]

November 1, 2016 // 6 Comments

WikiLeaks Reveals Hillary Clinton’s Email Exchanges on Armenian Issues

The whole world is following with great interest the flood of internal emails released by WikiLeaks: over 400,000 emails of the Turkish ruling party (AKP), 2.8 million U.S. diplomatic emails, over 30,000 emails sent or received by Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State, and 27,000 emails [more...]

October 25, 2016 // 11 Comments

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