Daily Archives: Wednesday, 13 February, 2013

Of all the Places: Finding Armenia in Spain

You know the feeling. You are on a holiday in a foreign land on the other side of the world, doing whatever it is you do when you are on a holiday in a foreign land on the other side of the world. Then, you bump into an Armenian. Oor deghen oor? Of all the […]

Chookaszian Revives Artist Fetvadjian

Chookaszian Revives Artist Fetvadjian

BELMONT, Mass.—He documented monumental, now-vanished Armenian architecture. He painted representations of our women in folkloric dress. His reproductions launched public awareness of Armenian manuscript illumination. He illustrated the creativity of Armenian ornamental inscription and sculpture. And he designed the currency and postage stamps of the First Republic of Armenia in a way that celebrated our […]

Genocide Is the Right Word, Justice Is the Ultimate Goal

Genocide Is the Right Word, Justice Is the Ultimate Goal

President Serge Sarkisian’s comments on Feb. 5 generated much controversy when he reportedly stated at a campaign stop in Yerevan that “tseghasbanoutyoun” (genocide) and “yeghern” (atrocity) are synonymous. He asserted that President Barack Obama, without uttering the word “genocide,” had said “everything.” The Armenian head of state was referring to Obama’s use of the term […]

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