How Realpolitik Affects Artsakh (And What We Must Do)

Special to the Armenian Weekly In the 100 years since the beginning of the Armenian Genocide and the subversion of the First Armenian Republic, we have witnessed the implosion of the Soviet Union; the founding of the second free and independent Armenian Republic, in 1991; and the creation of the de [more...]

August 25, 2017 // 5 Comments

Charlottesville: White Is Not a Color

Special to the Armenian Weekly  A friend of mine, a zoologist, once told me that chimpanzees are gorgeous animals, and that the recurrent claim they are ugly comes from a fear and a suspicion of resemblance, and not from objective evaluation. The chimpanzee, according to him, is the only animal we [more...]

August 23, 2017 // 19 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

Armenia: The Struggle for Justice (Part I)

Some Armenians, Fed Up with Injustice, Leave the Country. Others, like Shahnazaryan, Stay and Resist… An Interview with Anna Shahnazaryan by David Barsamian Mountainous and landlocked Armenia has had a long history, but as a nation state it is relatively new. Armenia declared its independence [more...]

August 14, 2017 // 4 Comments

‘Where Are You From?’ and the Huge Pile of Complexes

By Rupen Janbazian Translated from Armenian by Tatul Sonentz-Papazian ”Where are you from?’…This was not an existential query directed at us.’ “Where are you from?” “Toronto… from Canada.” “No! Before that…” This was not an existential query directed [more...]

August 10, 2017 // 5 Comments

The Armenian Church: Questions and Candles

Special to the Armenian Weekly   “So, do you believe in God these days?” It’s a Wednesday afternoon in January, and my mother asks me this. I’m home from school for winter break. We’re in the car, on our way to the yoga studio across town. We’ve just been talking about grocery [more...]

August 9, 2017 // 3 Comments

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