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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 // 5 Comments

Three Apples: The Relic

Once there was and there was not… that place 100 years ago that my ancestors survived, where teenage boys were hastily dressed as girls, young women married off to foreigners, and infants given up to Kurds so  they might all be spared. Those handful of survivors, who wanted to live at any [more...]

August 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

A Transition: From Boston to D.C.

By Taleen Simonian Boston University, Class of 2019 ANCA Leo Sarkisian Internship Participant, 2017 Being a Bostonian means having a handful of inherent characteristics: a devotion to local sports teams, a sense of independence, and, most important, an unshakable devotion to your city. As a native [more...]

August 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

The (ANCA LSI) Summer of ’17

  By Shant Eulmessekian ANCA Leo Sarkisian Internship (LSI) Participant, 2017 Glendale Community College I apologize in advance if what you are about to read is too sentimental or dramatic, but as I sit in the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Aramian House on the final day of my [more...]

August 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

ATP Leadership Provides Update on Forest Fires in Armenia

  The following is an update penned by Armenia Tree Project (ATP) founder Carolyn Mugar, ATP Executive Director Jeanmarie Papelian, and ATP Armenia Director Lucineh Kassarjian on the forest fires in the Khosrov Forest State Reserve in Armenia. *** We were saddened to witness the forest fires [more...]

August 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Letter to the Editor: Armenia Will Always ‘Feel Like’ Armenia…

Letter to the Editor A view of Yerevan from the Cafesjian Museum of Art (Photo: Serouj) Don’t have expectations of Armenia to make you feel a certain way. She doesn’t owe us any particular experience when we choose to visit… In the article “Why Did Armenia Not Feel Like Armenia?” the [more...]

August 11, 2017 // 17 Comments

Why Did Armenia Not Feel Like Armenia?

  Why did Armenia not feel like Armenia to me this time? That is the question I have been trying to answer for the past few days… Could it be because I did not go sightseeing? Could it be because I did not meet many new Armenians from other regions? Could it be because most our time there [more...]

August 11, 2017 // 21 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

Washingtonian Vitruvianism

  By Leonardo G. Torosian McGill University, Class of 2018 ANCA Leo Sarkisian Internship Participant, 2017 When I saw Washington for the first time, last month, the first thing that struck me was the omnipresent neoclassical architecture superimposed on the Cartesian layout of the city. [more...]

August 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

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