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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 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

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: southernct.edu/Armen 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

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