This past year saw a huge groundswell of support for protests, most notably for Black Lives Matter. Protests for Palestine, Artsakh, and Pride were also some of the other campaigns that garnered attention on our screens and in the streets of our cities.
Last Thursday, many of us got together to honor Neery Melkonian, the beloved Armenian American art critic and curator, with a memorial evening at AGBU Central Office in Manhattan. Emceed by Houry Guedelekian and Nancy Agabian, the evening started with artist Aram Jibilian sharing the contours of his friendship with Neery, and an overview of her career, philosophy, and […]
In the Public View section of AGBU News magazine (published 12/21/2006) by Hrag Vartanian For the last few years, Turkey’s courting dance with the European Union has had some missteps and at the center of the latest wave of controversy is the humble Istanbul-based Armenian newspaper editor, Hrant Dink, who is drawing the ire of Turkish and […]
In yesterday’s Vancouver Sun, I discovered this hilarious story: Victoria-raised [filmmaker Atom] Egoyan, 49, laughs as he recalls a surreal experience at the Guadalajara Film Festival. A showing of Next of Kin, his 1984 drama about a troubled young man who impersonates an Armenian couple’s long-lost son, was planned as part of a retrospective, but the […]
Now that Iran has focused the spotlight on human rights in West Asia and the semi-democratic nations of the region, I thought it was only appropriate to highlight a lecture by a human rights activist friend of mine who is one of the speakers at this event. He will be talking about human rights in […]