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.
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 […]
Early Canadian history is often plagued with dull stories that continue to propagate the old narrative that nothing really interesting happens in Canada — the problem is that it is simply untrue. One of those interesting and little-known stories is the Sharon Temple in Sharon, Ontario (formerly Hope, Ontario). Founded in the early 19th C. […]
I spotted this today after breakfast at one of my favorite neighborhood places, Egg — I shot it with my cameraphone. There’s something about this Abu Ghraib image that will forever be relevant to our visual culture. I am sure it will be re-interpreted for years (decades?) to come. I also think it is extraordinarily […]
I’m speechless but not shocked: A staffer for Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) told reporters that Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) had been spat on by a protestor. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a hero of the civil rights movement, was called a ‘ni–er.’ And Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) was called a “faggot,” as protestors shouted at him […]