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Why the World Needs ‘The Promise’

By Slewo Oshana Much digital ink has been spilled over the recent release of “The Promise” and the attempts by trolls of Turkish origin to bury the film in a sea of bad reviews. Now whether the film is bad or good is ultimately up to the eye of the beholder; however, it is a film that [more...]

October 17, 2017 // 1 Comment

‘Echoes of Survival’: A Creative Take on the Armenian Genocide

The narrative of the Armenian Genocide has been on repeat—both in media and in the minds of Armenians all over the world—for over 100 years now. There are countless chilling facts about the atrocities carried out by the Ottoman Empire of 1915, but one in particular has stuck with Los [more...]

October 16, 2017 // 1 Comment

Letter to Yerevan (Part VI)

Letter to Yerevan (Part VI) The Armenian Weekly is periodically publishing the English translation of Andranik Tzarukian’s epic 1945 poem ‘Tught ar Yerevan’ (‘Letter to Yerevan’) Having crossed seas of blood and sorrow, Our eons-old capsizing vessel, Hoisting sail for a last time, Has now [more...]

October 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Letter to Yerevan (Part V)

Letter to Yerevan (Part V) The Armenian Weekly is periodically publishing the English translation of Andranik Tzarukian’s epic 1945 poem ‘Tught ar Yerevan’ (‘Letter to Yerevan’). And still, from the orchards of letters, Hauling hell instead of dreams, Instead of harp, trumpet of copper, [more...]

October 2, 2017 // 2 Comments

Eye of the Beholder

  Special to the Armenian Weekly Fiction “It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life” —Joseph Campbell The winter snows had been light; now, the spring rains few and far between. Even a small garden would be a challenge to maintain this year, thought [more...]

September 29, 2017 // 3 Comments

Letter to Yerevan (Part IV)

Letter to Yerevan (Part IV) The Armenian Weekly is periodically publishing the English translation of Andranik Tzarukian’s epic 1945 poem “Tught ar Yerevan” (Letter to Yerevan) Are those dogs? And was he a dog, The proud fedayee, embracing a cold weapon Instead of his [more...]

September 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

Poem: Liberty

  The Government Building in Yerevan (Photo: Araz Chiloyan) Liberty By Mikael Nalbandian Translated by Alice Stone Blackwell When God, who is forever free, Breathed life into my earthly frame,— From that first day, by His free will When I a living soul became,— A babe upon my mother’s [more...]

September 21, 2017 // 1 Comment

Pete Najarian: Still Chasing but Not Catching

The Naked & The Nude: A Nonfiction Novel By Pete Najarian Regent Press (June 30, 2017), 454 pages ISBN-10: 1587903954 Paperback, $25 The cover of Pete Najarian’s The Naked & The Nude (Regent Press, 2017) Pete Najarian’s The Naked & The Nude (Regent Press, 2017) is a nonfiction [more...]

September 8, 2017 // 1 Comment

Third-Generation Armenian-American Uses Song to Help Teach Armenian

My First Armenian Songbook to Serve as a Cross-Cultural Bridge and Learning Tool for Children Growing Up with English and Armenian LOS ANGELES—Dr. Karenn Chutjian Presti, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Herb Alpert School faculty member who teaches Italian, German, French, Spanish, [more...]

August 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

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