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EDITORIAL: What’s Next?

EDITORIAL: What’s Next?

Here we are at the much-anticipated and much-talked-about 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

April 23rd, 2015

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A First-Person Testimony About The Heroic Battle of Vasbouragan

A First-Person Testimony About The Heroic Battle of Vasbouragan

Between April 7 and May 4, 1915, the free-spirited and courageous Armenians of Van had no other means but to defend themselves in order to escape massacre and total annihilation.

April 23rd, 2015

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ASBAREZ EXCLUSIVE: Eric Bogosian on Writing ‘Operation Nemesis’ and How the Project ‘Radicalized’ and Changed Him

ASBAREZ EXCLUSIVE: Eric Bogosian on Writing ‘Operation Nemesis’ and How the Project ‘Radicalized’ and Changed Him

Eric Bogosian’s new book is not a novel or a script or a volume of monologues – the genres for which he is best known.

April 23rd, 2015

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Memoirs of an Armenian Genocide Survivor from Hadjin

Memoirs of an Armenian Genocide Survivor from Hadjin

Petitions were made via the National Union to the French Government. However, these requests to send French forces to Hadjin, remained unanswered. Each day, telegrams from Hadjin were received expressing the close proximity of the danger. The petitions would be repeated to send aid

April 23rd, 2015

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The Great Retreat from Vasbouragan (June-July 1915)

The Great Retreat from Vasbouragan (June-July 1915)

After two and one half months from the April-May battles, just as the new Armenian government was starting to operate, the Russian command suddenly—and without any explanation—decided to retreat from the areas it was occupying

April 23rd, 2015

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‘A Wreath of Violet’s’

‘A Wreath of Violet’s’

A Wreath of Violet’s is the story of survival during the 1915 Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey. It is a fictionalized account, based on the true story of Lori Berberian’s family. Following is an excerpt from the unpublished manuscript

April 23rd, 2015

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A Deconstruction Of Connected Histories In Aline Ohanesian’s ‘Orhan’s Inheritance’

A Deconstruction Of Connected Histories In Aline Ohanesian’s ‘Orhan’s Inheritance’

I must admit, picking up a book with a narrative already too familiar is a tall order. The task is made even more difficult when the narrative is one that speaks to my ethnic and communal sense of belonging. The room for disappointment is wide since so much is at stake.

April 23rd, 2015

| Posted in 2015 April 24 Special Issue, Critics' Forum | Read More »

Aline Ohanesian {in her words}

Aline Ohanesian {in her words}

Hidden Stories
It was August of 1983 and the heat of the San Fernando Valley kept us indoors. There were six of us on my aunt’s king-size bed, all under the age of nine: my brother and me and four “cousins” who were technically my aunts and uncles because they were the offspring of my grandmother’s [...]

April 23rd, 2015

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iwintness

iwintness

The iwitness public art installation by artists Ara Oshagan and Levon Parian and architect Vahagn Thomasian and sponsored by LA County Major Michael Antonovich will open April 25 at 5 pm, at the Music Center and Grand Park in downtown Los Angele

April 23rd, 2015

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The Memoir of Armenian Hero Hrant Guzelian

The Memoir of Armenian Hero Hrant Guzelian

Guzelian rescued hundreds of Armenian youths left in Turkey in the decades following the genocide, including Hrant Dink, who was his protege
The Youth Home of Istanbul: A Story of the Remnants’ Homecoming, the inspiring memoir of Armenian hero Hrant Guzelian, was published in Armenian in 2007 and was just released in English. Guzelian was a [...]

April 23rd, 2015

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Harnessing the Hundredth

Harnessing the Hundredth

It will come as no surprise that during these days of intense activity on the occasion of the Genocide’s centennial, some serious discussions occur, despite how occupied everyone is with this intense activity. Some are inspiring, others banal; some irritating, others activating; some profound, others superficial; some with the usual activist suspects, others with people who have just come on or returned to the scene; some constructive, others distracting.

April 23rd, 2015

| Posted in 2015 April 24 Special Issue, My Turn | Read More »

The Memory of the Genocide as a Moral Compass

The Memory of the Genocide as a Moral Compass

During the last few years there has been great enthusiasm for presenting the Armenian Genocide in fictional, story, form. My sense is that this notion animates all Armenians around the world. We all want our “Schindler’s List”, we all want our “Sofie’s Choice”. We want it because we cannot stop talking about the Genocide.

April 23rd, 2015

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Erdogan Became Best Publicist for Armenian Genocide Centennial

Erdogan Became Best Publicist for Armenian Genocide Centennial

A couple of years ago, when Armenians throughout the world began making plans for the Armenian Genocide Centennial, they had two major concerns: What kind of events to organize that would be most appropriate for this solemn occasion?

April 20th, 2015

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The Architect in a Box

The Architect in a Box

There was nothing but sand here. Now, a picture-perfect 21st century metropolis stands tall with pride.

April 17th, 2015

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