From Alin K. Gregorian

Alin K. Gregorian

Editor, Armenian Mirror-Spectator Alin K. Gregorian was born in Iran, and moved to the US with her family immediately before the Islamic Revolution. She received her bachelor’s degree in international relations from Tufts University and her master’s degree in print journalism from Boston University. Before arriving at the Armenian Mirror-Spectator, she worked at several community newspapers, including as editor of the Bedford Minuteman and as assistant editor of the Belmont Citizen-Herald. During her tenure, both newspapers were nominated for and or received awards from the New England Press Association. She is fluent in Armenian and Farsi, and has also studied French and Spanish. She loves to travel, to read novels and solve New York Times crossword puzzles. She has one daughter, Tenny, and a dog, Luna.

BOSTON/YEREVAN — Many of us have heard of or used high-tech companies based in Armenia. It seems clear that those companies are doing well. However, research and pure science in Armenia are facing a dire future, one which may not even[...]

SAN FRANCISCO — If you are in the mood for good coffee, no matter how you take it, Henry’s House of Coffee has you covered. The coffee shop, in the Noriega district of San Francisco, does not just sell coffee and espresso, but soorj[...]

NEW YORK — Filmmaker Atom Egoyan and composer Mary Kouyoumdjian have partnered with the Metropolitan Museum of Art and created an original work titled “They Will Take My Island,” about the late painter Arshile Gorky. The premier[...]

LOS ANGELES — Melkon Khosrovian never thought he would be interested in the world of spirits — of the alcoholic variety. But here we are: Khosrovian, and his wife, Litty Mathew, cofounded Greenbar Distillery in 2004, the first in Los[...]

The highs and lows for Armenians around the world — the Republic of Armenia, Artsakh and the Diaspora — have been eye opening about us as a people. Of course, now, the highs seem like a thing of the past. I was lucky enough that my[...]

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — In the words of the Bard, the play’s the thing. That is even true for children, for whom plays can be the means for understanding everything from morals to science. Sina (Najarian) Skates, a playwright originally[...]

PARIS — Armenia and Artsakh face an existential threat the likes of which they have not encountered since independence in 1991. Philippe Raffi Kalfayan, a regular contributor to the opinion section of the Armenian Mirror-Spectator and an[...]

WATERTOWN — The war may be over for now, but soldiers in Armenia and Artsakh are still on duty and still need the diaspora’s help, says the co-founder of the Armenian Wounded Heroes Fund (AWHF). Razmig Arzoumanian in an interview this[...]

RIGA, Latvia — For Armenians, Komitas Vartabed, both as a man as well as a musician, remains a revered figure. His brilliant musicianship, coupled with his unimaginable suffering as a witness to the Armenian Genocide and his subsequent[...]

PARIS — Say you are visiting Estonia and get the yen for yalanchi. Robin Koulaksezian has you covered. You have your choice of Sevan Grill, Noy Grill and Zangezur Grillbar in downtown Tallinn. Similarly, yearning for some khorovats in[...]

LOS ANGELES — Speaking to Sona Movsesian one would be hard-pressed to remember that this young woman regularly appears on the popular “Conan” talk show on TBS, and is co-host, along with Conan O’Brien and producer Matt Gourley, of[...]