Young Filmmakers in Vanadzor Ask, ‘Where Are We Going?’

A still from the film “Where Are We Going?” by Grigor Poghosyan, where the main character, Aren Voskanyan, discusses hardships young artists face in Vanadzor with filmmaker and musician, Erik Khanoyan. Special to the Armenian Weekly Grigor Poghosyan, a 21-year-old filmmaker from [more...]

November 17, 2017 // 5 Comments

Sonentz: In Memory of General Dro

WATERTOWN, Mass. (A.W.)—On the eve of Veteran’s Day, the Armenia Tree Project (ATP) and the Kanayan family hosted a special dinner in Watertown, honoring Armenian hero General Drastamat “Dro” Kanayan, who led the triumphant Armenian forces at the Battle of Bash Aparan in May 1918. In 2000, [more...]

November 16, 2017 // 7 Comments

Why Does a Nonprofit Need a Comedy Show?

1A’s new show “The Spyurk Report” features stars, Sergey Sargsyan and Narek Margaryan; two comedians who have become local celebrities in recent years for their poignant take on Armenia’s oftentimes cartoonish politics. (Photo: ONEArmenia) With the launch of its latest project, [more...]

November 8, 2017 // 3 Comments

Aram’s Café in Belmont Offers Glimpses into the American Dream

Special to the Armenian Weekly   It’s an unseasonably warm, sunny Sunday in October when my friend Rupen and I meet for breakfast at Aram’s Café in Belmont. The place is packed. It is the quintessential American diner—the kind you might have thought existed only on movie sets. [more...]

November 7, 2017 // 15 Comments

Short Story: Flying across Oceans

  Special to the Armenian Weekly The Cranes had tried, several times, to bring new life into the world, but failed. Mrs. Crane suggested that perhaps Mr. Crane leave her and try his luck with another willing female. “I know having children is important to you, I don’t want you to resent [more...]

November 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

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