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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

Made of Flesh, a Man

Special to the Armenian Weekly Note: The author’s roots can be traced back to Cilicia, Everek, and Yozgat. The Armenians of Yozgat were known for their wrestling (ըմբշամարտ) skills. This piece of fiction is based on the oral history of the author’s family. “With each step, Avo [more...]

August 22, 2017 // 5 Comments

The Art of Narrating a Trauma

Film Review: ‘The Promise’ Special for the Armenian Weekly Reconstructing the history of a crime, reorganizing the narrative of a tragedy, resetting the scene of a murder, or simply pointing toward a criminal hidden behind the thick layers of the past. Those are some of the roles of a filmic [more...]

August 16, 2017 // 4 Comments

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