Absurd Azerbaijan Propagandist Blames California Armenians

  Not a week passes without another propagandist for Azerbaijan writing anti-Armenian disinformation against either Armenia or the Diaspora. The latest such article was written by Andrew Korybko, an individual described as an “American Moscow-based political analyst.” We don’t know what [more...]

October 10, 2017 // 15 Comments

Wining Armenia

  I’ve often advocated expanding Armenia’s tourism, specifically eco- and adventure-tourism. But now, I’ve come upon what can be linked to that or stand on its own—oeno-, or vini-tourism. That’s a wine-drinking trip, in simple English. You have probably noticed lately a lot of news [more...]

October 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Meet the Legendary Margaret Lafian of Detroit

    Multi-talented, and a noted beauty, Detroit-born Margaret Lafian could have sought the limelight in New York or even Hollywood, but this only child of Armenian Genocide survivors keenly felt the responsibility toward her parents to remain, and eventually become their caregiver. Currently, [more...]

October 3, 2017 // 2 Comments

Ardavazt’s Progeny

  We’re on the cusp of Armenian Culture Month, October, based on when the translation of the Bible into Armenian is honored with a church holiday, “Tarkmanchatz” (“Translators'”). While it may seem pathetic that a church holiday has given rise to this tradition, [more...]

September 29, 2017 // 1 Comment

Aliyev Lies before the Whole World at UN General Assembly

  There were plenty of Azeri commentators and officials who criticized Armenian President Serge Sarkisian’s speech at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly last week, but I did not come across any Armenian commentators or government leaders who attacked Azerbaijani President Ilham [more...]

September 26, 2017 // 6 Comments

The Lament of the Armenian Lady Farmer: How Green Is My ‘Bardez’

    The old country is never too far from this transplanted exile Armenian-American Keghetzi deegeen’s (lady’s) heart. It’s July as I write, and gardens everywhere are flourishing because of warm summer days and abundant rainfall. Those two vital elements have proven to be the [more...]

September 22, 2017 // 1 Comment

Checking in on the 26th

  Twenty-six years ago, on Sept. 21, the current Republic of Armenia (RoA) came into existence. It was the third manifestation of an Armenian republic. Since anniversaries of this sort are opportunities for reflection, I thought I would assess, on my own scale, how our still-nascent state is [more...]

September 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

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

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