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Ghosts and Demons in the Consulting Room: Psychoanalysis and the Specter of Trauma? Essays edited by Adrienne Harris, Margery Kalb and Susan Klebanoff

Christopher Atamian | Posted 12.05.2016 | Home
Christopher Atamian

While I don't usually review specialized or academic books, two recent volumes written mainly by psychoanalysts are fascinating and topical for many r...

Remembering Neery: Maverick Armenian-American Art Figure Passes Away

Christopher Atamian | Posted 07.25.2016 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

The curator and social activist Neery Melkonian passed away on July 2nd after a long and painful bout with pancreatic cancer. The world is a poorer pl...

Is Erdogan The Reason So Many Armenian Genocide Resolutions Are Being Passed?

John A. Tures | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Foreign countries interested in condemning Armenian genocide should not only draw distinctions between Turkey and the actions of the Ottoman Empire. They should make the same distinction between Erdogan and the people of Turkey, who do not always support him.

In Turkey, You Can Still Attack Armenians in Public: Parliamentarian Garo Paylan in Danger

Christopher Atamian | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
Christopher Atamian

Armenian Parliament Member Physically Attacked Former AGOS Journalist Garo Paylan, one of three ethnic Armenians in the Turkish Parliament, was attack...

"A Void": Coming to Terms with Genocide, 101 Years Later

Christopher Atamian | Posted 05.13.2016 | Entertainment
Christopher Atamian

New Jersey-born oud player Ara Dinkjian travels the world playing Ottoman Armenian music along with a small coterie of like-minded musicians. Raffi W...

U.S. Leadership Amiss in Resolving the Armenia-Azerbaijan Clash over Nagorno-Karabakh

Dr. Ariel Cohen | Posted 04.13.2017 | World
Dr. Ariel Cohen

The fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh is like a chronic affliction that simmers down but never really stops. Escalations in the level of hostilities regularly arrive with melt-offs of the mountain snow. However, the eruption that began on April 2nd has flared up to levels unseen since the 1990s.

For Mom, the Yia Yia (Grandmother) of All Pontians

Thea Halo | Posted 06.28.2015 | Impact
Thea Halo

When I die, don't weep for me as if I am gone. Whisper my name to someone beside you. Whisper it loud, so my name will be carried on the air to all corners of the earth.

Loss and Mourning in Aida Zilelian's The Legacy of Lost Things

Christopher Atamian | Posted 04.28.2015 | Home
Christopher Atamian

What ensues is a tragic and powerful tale of love and hate, tragedy and rebirth. Zilelian's prose is lyrical at times, but for the most part she crafts a purposely flat realism that perfectly complements her subject matter.

Meline Toumani, the Armenian Genocide and the Politics of Appeasement

Christopher Atamian | Posted 03.30.2015 | Home
Christopher Atamian

Meline Toumani's puzzling and sometimes maddening first book There Was and There Was Not: A Journey Through Hate and Possibility in Turkey, Armenia and Beyond purports to analyze the hatred still separating Armenians and Turks on the eve of the one hundredth commemoration of the Armenian Gencocide.

Has Syria's Famous Brocade Survived?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.09.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

It dawned on me that period piece attire worn in popular Arabic TV serials resembles the elaborate and beautiful brocade designs I used to see in the ...

Talking Turkey: Gezi Park, Sevan Nišanyan and Old Armenian Ladies

Christopher Atamian | Posted 09.29.2013 | World
Christopher Atamian

Turkey has recently taken two steps forward and he would take it three steps back into religious intolerance and obscurantism. It's time for Erdogan to go, if you ask me, just the was it was time for Morsi to take a hike as well.

The American Dream Runs Amok in Aris Janigian's This Angelic Land

Christopher Atamian | Posted 06.15.2013 | Home
Christopher Atamian

Janigian's perceptive and sometimes gripping novel brings together some of LA's many tribes -- African-American, WASP, Korean, Armenian, Jewish -- into an emotional and intellectual conflagration that mirrors the burning and looting that the city suffered.

Lucia Topalian: Running An Art Oasis in Kuwait

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.26.2013 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

Mention Kuwait and you elicit talk of oil wealth, desert sands, and Iraq's invasion of the emirate in 1990. Interestingly, it's been a center for art and culture since before the aggression.

April 24th: Remembering the Armenian Dead

Christopher Atamian | Posted 06.24.2012 | World
Christopher Atamian

Turkey can delay, it can hem and haw and try to dissimulate, but the reality is that Armenians -- and their Greek and Assyrian counterparts -- have truth on their side; and as we have seen before in the course of human history, truth has a strange way of winning out, eventually.

US-Turkey Relations: A Real Cliffhanger

Elcin Poyrazlar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elcin Poyrazlar

In 2010 there were so many bumps on the road that two countries' ride became distinctly unpleasant. It looks like 2011 will be tough as well, if relations do not dive into an abyss.

Do Women Have to Be Hairless to Be Sexy?

Leslie Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Leslie Goldman

I was shocked when I read Kim Kardashian's recent proclamation that "I am Armenian, so of course I am obsessed with laser hair removal!" It makes me sad that we live in a society where women punish themselves in such painful and bizarre ways.