Author Peter Balakian

Interview: Pulitzer Winner Balakian’s World of Poetry

Writer Peter Balakian grapples with a world of complexity and paradox in his latest book of poetry, Ozone Journal (2015), which won him a Pulitzer Prize two weeks ago. “[Poetry] is a transformed and compressed piece of language,” he says in a phone interview with the Armenian Weekly. [more...]

May 7, 2016 // 3 Comments

Guarding Talish (Photo: Ani Avetyan/The Armenian Weekly)

A Fighting Spirit and Mind: The Unwavering Will of the Karabaghtsi

An Interview with Antranig Kasbarian on the Latest Developments in Artsakh Special for the Armenian Weekly Overnight on April 1-2, Azerbaijan launched a full-blown attack on multiple positions of the Nagorno-Karabagh Republic (NKR/Artsakh) Line of Contact (LoC). The Azerbaijani Army employed tanks, [more...]

May 2, 2016 // 6 Comments

ARS Artsakh members organizing the supplies on April 7 (Photo: ARS CEB)

‘From the People to the People’: ARS Emergency Relief Efforts in NKR

An Interview with ARS Central Executive Board Chair Caroline Chamavonian On the morning of April 6, the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) Chapter in the Nagorno-Karabagh Republic (NKR/Artsakh) received the first vanload of essential supplies—including food, medicine, bottled water, socks, blankets, [more...]

April 7, 2016 // 2 Comments

NKR Representative to the U.S. Robert Avetisyan (photo: Public Radio of Armenia)

Interview: NKR Representative to US Discusses Baku Aggression

As Azerbaijan’s assault on the Nagorno-Karabagh Republic (NKR/Artsakh) continued, the Armenian Weekly Editor Nanore Barsoumian spoke with NKR Representative to the U.S. Robert Avetisyan by phone on April 4 about the recent developments. *** Nanore Barsoumian—How do you assess Baku’s [more...]

April 5, 2016 // 5 Comments

Gebeshian now has the chance to make history by becoming the first Armenian female gymnast to qualify for the Olympic Games.

Gebeshian Looks to Make History Chasing Her Olympic Dream

CLEVELAND, Ohio—At age 26, gymnast Houry Gebeshian is determined to finally make her Olympic debut this summer. “Gymnastics is definitely a sport for younger athletes,” Gebeshian says, speaking to the Armenian Weekly. “Most gymnasts will peak around the age of 16.” Knowing that the [more...]

March 21, 2016 // 6 Comments

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Demirbaş: I’ll Fight for Freedom Even if I’m Jailed for 1,000 Years

The Armenian Weekly’s Exclusive Interview with Diyarbakir’s Former Mayor Abdullah Demirbaş Translated by Tsoler Aghjian In light of the recent violence in Turkey, particularly the Turkish state’s assault on the mostly Kurdish cities and towns in the southeast, the Armenian Weekly spoke [more...]

March 4, 2016 // 4 Comments

A painting by Susan Kricorian

‘This Little Light of Mine’: A Conversation with Susan Kricorian

By Bethel Bilezikian Charkoudian The confluence of cultures, white and black, ancient and present-day Armenian, are represented in the art of Susan Kricorian. Her childhood with her grandmother, her hours in her grandmother’s garden, her hours in the Armenian Brethren Evangelical Church, her [more...]

February 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Theatrical poster for 'Condo Hell'

A Horror Film with an Armenian Touch

  Amy (Harootian) Wade stands by a billboard promoting her new film ‘Condo Hell’, which premiered in Rhode Island and is headed for the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival in California. NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I.—Contrary to public speculation—and film innuendo—Armen Harootian is [more...]

February 19, 2016 // 1 Comment

By posing for a forbidden Christmas celebration photo, Marsoobian's family and refugees bravely show their defiance. (Photo courtesy of Armen T. Marsoobian)

An Unstated Promise: Armen Marsoobian’s ‘Memory Project’

Special for the Armenian Weekly Marsoobian holding an original glass negative of the photo below—one of 600 in his possession (Photos: T. Marsoobian) Armen T. Marsoobian’s two uncles began gathering family photographs, memoirs, and letters in the 1980’s—anything that [more...]

February 12, 2016 // 3 Comments

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