Arts & Culture

NEW YORK — At first glance, the Armenian Genocide would be an unlikely context for a compelling love story. Yet, one author has proved it cannot only be done, but done extraordinarily well — and is quickly captivating readers across[...]

The Armenian Genocide in Literature: Perceptions of Those Who Lived Through the Calamity, by Rubina Peroomian, Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, 2012. By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Reading Rubina Peroomian’s new book is not easy, nor is it[...]

LOS ANGELES — The Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance (ADAA) announced the three finalists as well as an upcoming event for its third biennial $10,000 William Saroyan Prize for Playwriting Award. The finalists are: “Doon,” by Sevan[...]

By Katrina Stanislaw MEDFORD, Mass. — The following is an interview with Ina Baghdiantz McCabe, Tufts Professor of History and Darakjian and Jafarian Chair in Armenian History, regarding her studies of diasporas and her insight on the[...]

GLENDALE, Calif. — Glendale’s Central Library buzzed with excitement on the evening of July 25, as the crowd poured into its second floor auditorium to hear Dr. Arda Arsenian Ekmekji, dean of Arts and Sciences at Haigazian University.[...]

It took seven years living in Los Angeles to realize it was not the city that Adam, whose dearest friend “believed him to be mad,” had admired as a young boy in Lebanon. Much as it gave him a feeling of normalcy and of belonging, the[...]

By Hazel Antaramian-Hofman 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 from such an exotic place when my father was born in[...]

WATERTOWN, Mass. — Bestselling author Chris Bohjalian will discuss his eagerly-awaited 15th book, The Sandcastle Girls, an epic novel set against the backdrop of the Armenian Genocide, on the evening of Thursday, July 26, at the Armenian[...]

By Daphne Abeel Special to Mirror-Spectator Last year, photographer Yousuf Karsh’s repu- tation in the Boston area received a special boost when his widow, Estrelita, made a gift of 27 of his best-known images to the Armenian Library and[...]

WOODSIDE, N.Y. — On Thursday, April 12, at the Armenian Center here, four female writers of the diaspora presented their works at Literary Gems and Wine — a program sponsored by the New York Chapter of the Hamazkayin Cultural[...]

By Tom Vartabedian BOSTON — Armenian clarinet prodigy Narek Arutyunian refused to become intimidated by one of the world’s leading[...]