Topic: Books

At a time of COVID 19 and chilling events in Armenia, a welcome respite may come in the form of a fun new murder mystery by one of our own. Tina Kashian grew up on the Jersey Shore where her parents owned an Armenian restaurant. Her inside[...]

The publication of this English translation of Armenian-American Sketches by Bedros Keljik is a landmark in the literary life of our community. When the Armenian-American community transitioned to being predominantly English-speaking in[...]

It would be difficult to exaggerate the importance of this series of letters that journalist and human rights advocate Raffi Joe Wartanian has recently put out in Yerevan on Zangak Publishing House. Some 60 letters in all or 30 pairs of[...]

By Dr. Arpi Sarafian In June 2020, the United States Supreme Court ruled to uphold the DACA Program which provides protection from deportation to eligible undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children. Repealing the[...]

Feast of Ashes, by Sato Moughalian Redwood/Stanford University Press, 2019 Reviewed by Christopher Atamian Special to the Mirror-Spectator Born in 1884 in the village of Mouradchai outside of Eskishehir in Western Anatolia, David[...]

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[...]

WATERTOWN — Hagop Sarkissian of Watertown died on September 14, 2020, at Seasons Hospice in Milton. He was 87. He is survived by daughter Sharon Hekimian and her husband Gregory Hekimian; son Robert Sarkissian and his wife Audrey Dow;[...]

PARIS – Among other notable historical anniversaries with significance for Armenians, this year brings the 65th anniversary of the pogroms in Istanbul on September 6-7, 1955. They had an important impact on the ethnic makeup of Istanbul[...]

SAN DIEGO — Author and composer George Kirazian’s novella, A Time for Fathers, has been released by Laurel Publications and is available on Amazon.com. In the short novel, Doug Foster, 14, is fed-up staying with his moody aunt and[...]

YEREVAN/LYON – Maxime K. Yevadian is a historian and specialist in medieval and ancient Armenian culture. Born in 1979 in Fréjus (France), Yevadian holds the chair of Armenology at the Catholic University of Lyon. He works on the[...]