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The Power of a ‘Losh’ Kebab

Today’s question is one that bears a little scrutiny. Granted, it doesn’t have the impact of a presidential election or the fluctuating economy, but it does hold its place in […]

Now Embarking: An Artistic Interpretation of the 1947 and 1949 Armenian Repatriation

Now Embarking: An Artistic Interpretation of the 1947 and 1949 Armenian Repatriation

I was born in 1960, in Yerevan, Armenia, yet spoke little Armenian and what I did speak was Western Armenian. As a young child, I always wondered why I came […]

Undernutrition in Armenia: A Matter of National Security

An estimated 171 million children under the age of 5 are stunted in the world, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Of those 171 million, 115 million suffer from […]

Encounters with Syrian-Armenians in Yerevan: 1970 and Today

There’s talk here in Armenia about what’s going on in Syria and what this means for Armenians living there. Open a newspaper or listen to the radio and you’ll see […]

Postcard from Armenia: Shopping Like a Local, and “Shnorhakalutyun, France!”

Postcard from Armenia: Shopping Like a Local, and “Shnorhakalutyun, France!”

A man wearing khaki shorts and sunglasses was blocking my way. In the cramped space between the meat deli and the shelves of neatly stacked lavash, or soft paper-thin layers […]

Virtuous Victims? Imagining Armenians in the West

During the winter of 1902-03, small groups of Armenian refugees began arriving in Sweden, survivors of the 1890’s Abdülhamid massacres,1 and according to newspaper reports some even made it all […]

Americans Become Familiar with Sun-Ni Armenian String Cheese

PHILADELPHIA — For many Armenians, food is one of the most fundamental elements of their identity. Thus, making Armenian food accessible and known in the United States contributes in a […]

Houshamadyan: Recreating Armenian Life in the Ottoman Empire

Houshamadyan: Recreating Armenian Life in the Ottoman Empire

An Interview with Vahe Tachjian Historian Vahé Tachjian earned his Ph.D. in history and civilization at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. His research covers […]

A Good Day for Homophobia in Yerevan

There has been much talk of the LGBTI community in Armenia lately. A bar, widely considered to be a gathering spot for those who think and act differently than most […]

The story of Armenian Jerusalem to come to life in feature film

Jerusalem – The story of the Armenians of Jerusalem, a fascinating tale of courage, hope and endurance, sprinkled with the inevitable grains of turmoil and tragedy, is planned to be […]

‘To Know Wisdom and Instruction: Library of Congress’ Exhibit Celebrates 500th Anniversary of Armenian Printing

‘To Know Wisdom and Instruction: Library of Congress’ Exhibit Celebrates 500th Anniversary of Armenian Printing

WASHINGTON — The 500th anniversary of Armenian printing this year provides an opportunity to highlight the prominent early role Armenians, who at that time already had lost statehood and had […]

Armenia: Symbols of Status, Culture in Crisis

With the fall of the Soviet Union and the emergence of an independent Armenian Republic, the tectonic landscape of Armenia, culturally, economically, socially, and of course political, has drastically shifted. […]

Western Armenian Is Nearing Extinction

“We must know the white man language to survive in this world. But we must know our language to survive forever.” (Darryl Babe Wilson, a Native American). The recent well-justified […]

Armenian Specialist at Library of Congress: “Who’ll replace me when I retire?”

Armenian Specialist at Library of Congress: “Who’ll replace me when I retire?”

Dr. Levon Avdoyan has been diligently working away at the U.S. Library of Congress since 1992. His current position is Armenian and Georgian area specialist in the Near East Section […]

Campaign for Anahit’s return to Armenia from British Museum

I am a Pre-Med student at the University of California, Irvine studying Biological Sciences. I was born and raised in Yerevan, Armenia. As a child I was taken to every […]

Armenian Songstress Sibil Mesmerizes New Jersey Audience

Armenian singer Sibil performed to a sold out crowd in Hackensack NJ over the past weekend. Her angelic voice mesmerized the audience: An audience made of from the NY/NJ Tri-State […]

First chance to buy brandy that Stalin served Churchill

First chance to buy brandy that Stalin served Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill’s favourite Armenian brandy — said to have played a key role in the shaping of postwar Europe — has gone on sale in Britain for the first […]

Anush Hovannissyan

Anush Hovannissyan

“Anush Hovhannisyan is a young Armenian soprano graduated from Yerevan State Conservatory with high distinction in 2010. In the same year she won the Silver Medal in the international competition […]

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