December 16, 2019
  • Music

    Music is the Language of the Soul

    When you encounter a musician like Raffi Wartanian, you are immediately reminded of the talented Armenian musicians that exist throughout the diaspora and the importance of supporting them in their art. His latest project provides [...]
  • Memoir

    Light and Momentary Troubles

    When I think about it now, it’s fitting that I first met Raya near a railroad. I didn’t know it at the time, but for her, trains hold many memories. They are a symbol of [...]
  • Travel

    The Name of This Place

    The Opening Over the course of ten months in 2014-2015, I traveled to Turkey three times. I went to reconnect with the land where my grandparents had been born and the places they had fled—my [...]
  • History

    Happy Birthday, Anna

    Ninety-nine years ago, on December 6, 1920, in Detroit, Michigan, a little girl named Anna Der-Vartanian was born into a family of Armenian refugees. When the proud parents Mateos and Arousiag held their newborn baby, [...]