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

‘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

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

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

One Man’s Survival Journey Reflects Grit

  Hrant Russian defied the odds he faced during the genocide. LEXINGTON, Mass.—Hrant’s Story: A Journey to Survive is a true eyewitness account of one man’s life and survival in the Armenian Genocide during the early part of the 20th century. Traveling from Kharpert to freedom, his [more...]

January 13, 2016 // 1 Comment

Bohjalian Discusses New Book, Armenia in Weekly Interview

Bohjalian in Armenia (Photo: Aaron Spagnolo) Acclaimed novelist Chris Bohjalian’s latest book, The Guest Room, will be released just in time for Christmas…specifically, Armenian Christmas. “My non-Armenian friends are frustrated that the book won’t be ready for the December holidays,” he [more...]

December 14, 2015 // 2 Comments

Surviving Aleppo: An Interview with Nerses Sarkissian

WATERTOWN, Mass. (A.W.)—As the Syrian Civil War approaches its five-year mark, the historic Armenian community of Syria continues to be caught in the ongoing conflict. Yet, Armenians have found a way to continue their everyday life in Syria—with minor adjustments, of course. “We weren’t the [more...]

December 9, 2015 // 5 Comments

Lyricism, Magic, and Graphic Medicine: An Interview with Dana Walrath

Special for the Armenian Weekly Meet author Dana Walrath. Born in Greensboro, N.C., and raised in New York City, Walrath’s heart has always been in Palu, her ancestral homeland. Her latest book, Like Water on Stone, is a heartfelt homage to the old country; a story of loss and new opportunities. [more...]

November 20, 2015 // 1 Comment

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