The Armenian Weekly
News of general interest to the Armenian-American community, as well as editorials, political analyses, regular columns, and short stories and poems.
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 20:34:04 +0000
Armenia Needs More Women in Politics, But What Will It Take?
“A woman’s place is in the revolution” read signs carried by countless young protesters who helped oust Armenia’s autocratic President Serge Sarkisian. (For many of Armenia’s female political activists, the ruling Republican regime embodied the [...]
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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 19:42:16 +0000
Turkish: The Secret Language of My Childhood
Growing up as a child of two Syrian immigrants of Armenian descent, I had access to multiple clandestine languages that perfumed the ether of my childhood. Both my parents were Middle Eastern city-slickers, raised in [...]
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 19:18:34 +0000
Aram Manoukian Statue Unveiled in Armenia
YEREVAN—Hundreds gathered at Republic Square on Tuesday evening, July 17, for the long-awaited unveiling of a statue of Aram Manoukian, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation leader who became the first Minister of Internal Affairs of the [...]
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:56:55 +0000
Armenian Students May Have to Reject Offers to World’s Top Schools After Luys Scholarship Program Nixed
YEREVAN–Ani Khachatryan is a recent graduate in biophysics from Yerevan State University. She develops computer simulations to predict the results of genetic mutations without the need for experimentation on live subjects. The field is an [...]
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:51:57 +0000
Youth: Nature in Armenia
By Daron Pogharian, AYF-YOARF Philadelphia “Sebouh” chapter Recently, I had the opportunity to experience the natural beauty of Armenia through the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) Internship. One Sunday, we had the chance to visit Garni Temple [...]
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:31:20 +0000
Returning Blows with Writer and Performance Artist Nancy Agabian
Nancy Agabian’s work occupies a unique place in our contemporary cultural landscape. Known for being a gifted essayist, performance artist and a respected creative writing teacher, Agabian straddles many identities. Within the Armenian world she [...]
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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:12:42 +0000
A Conversation With Photographer Diana Markosian on Migration and Her Latest Project
Diàna Markosian, a 29-year-old Armenian-American photographer, has a firm grasp on what displacement can entail. At the age of seven, she moved from Moscow to America. She describes the impact of migration on her life [...]
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Tue, 17 Jul 2018 19:15:13 +0000
VAR Had Other Plans for Croatia
Last Sunday, the World Cup 2018 reached its long-awaited conclusion in a riveting match that pitted France against its unlikely opponent, Croatia. An unprecedented 6 goals were scored. Throughout the first half, the Croatian team [...]
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:18:20 +0000
Armenian Vipers Born at Saint Louis Zoo
ST. LOUIS, Mo.–The St. Louis Patch reported that on Monday, July 16, World Snake Day, the Saint Louis Zoo celebrated the birth of six Armenian vipers, a threatened species found only in the mountains of [...]
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:11:38 +0000
Henry Morgenthau III Dies at 101
WASHINGTON–Henry Morgenthau III passed away on July 10, 2018 at the age of 101. Morgenthau was the grandson of Henry Morgenthau Sr., the United States Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire during the Armenian genocide. His [...]