Americana Executives and ANCA Meet to Resolve a Contentious Relationship

  Representatives of the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) and senior executives of Americana shopping mall in Glendale met on Sept. 5 and agreed to put their future relationship on a better footing. The Americana at Brand (Photo: Fourbyfourblazer) This was the first meeting in [more...]

September 20, 2017 // 0 Comments


  This is one of those infrequent articles that addresses a happy, positive theme in our Armenian reality. Jadrag (Chatrak in its Eastern Armenian pronunciation) is the word for chess. It is not “shakhmat” which is yet another, totally avoidable, Russian intrusion into the daily usage of [more...]

September 15, 2017 // 4 Comments

Third Republic

  No, this piece’s title is not a veiled reference to Nazi Germay or one of French statehood’s manifestations. It’s about the Republic of Armenia and the U.S. “No, this piece’s title is not a veiled reference to Nazi Germay or one of French statehood’s manifestations. It’s [more...]

September 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

They’re All Wet

  Some two weeks shy of 12 years ago, I referred to hurricane Katrina for the first time. It was, unsurprisingly, in the context of environmental negligence and destructiveness with which we have behaved. Here we are, a dozen years later, bearing the bluster of hurricane Harvey, and we have [more...]

September 6, 2017 // 1 Comment

Viewing Ukraine from Armenia

  Prompted by the New York Times reporting that North Korea may have gotten some of its best missile technology from a factory in Ukraine, I realized there was a longstanding gap in my understanding of where that country fell in the Armenian scheme of things. So, I did a bit of reading, by no [more...]

August 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

Language vs. Spirit

  The last few years have seen a resurgence of attention paid to the importance of Armenian, its use and continued viability, especially in the Diaspora and with a bit more emphasis on the Western branch of the language. As with all matters, as solutions and ways forward are sought, not all [more...]

August 18, 2017 // 1 Comment

Turkish Activist Admits Major Blow When Texas Recognized Armenian Genocide

Armenian-Americans knew they had scored a major victory for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide when Texas became the 46th state to recognize it. What Armenian-Americans did not realize is that the recognition by Texas had a devastating impact on the Turkish community’s lobbying efforts in [more...]

August 15, 2017 // 18 Comments

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