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Andrew Kevorkian

A Review of Mark T. Mustian’s The Gendarme

by | December 13th, 2011 | 2 comments

When Kim Novak, a “method”-trained actress asked Alfred Hitchcock what her motivation was to go up the tower in the film “Vertigo,” Hitchcock answered, “Just go up, dearie, it’s only a movie.” That anecdote comes [...]

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A Loyal Bolshevik Tells His Story In “How Did I Survive?”

by | July 11th, 2011 | 0 comments

Although written in the late 1980s and early 1990s and not translated and published until recently, Artavazd M. Minasyan’s short autobiography makes for interesting reading because the author’s life span (1913-1993) encompasses the life of [...]

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US Ambassador to Armenia’s Report Is That of a Friend

by | November 8th, 2010 | 0 comments

When she was not commenting on the political situation between Armenia and Azerbaijan and Armenia and Turkey, but was limiting her report to the diplomatic relations between Armenia and the United States, America’s ambassador to [...]

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The 1922 Burning of Smyrna Told Through Its Citizens

by | November 2nd, 2010 | 0 comments

When Marjorie Housepian decided to write a novel based in Smyrna during the period of the “Burning,” she knew that she had to do quite a bit of research for what she called “background” information [...]

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But, They Are Not In Ani

by | September 14th, 2010 | 2 comments

It was the title — The Thousand and One Churches — that drew me to the book. “A book about Ani,” I thought to myself.  “And, by two distinguished archeologists — Sir William A. Ramsey and Gertrude L. Bell.” Wondering why I had not heard of it before, I quickly acquired a copy.

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Reflecting on Arshile Gorky’s Retrospective at Philadelphia’s Museum of Art

by | June 24th, 2010 | 1 comments

A much-lauded retrospective exhibition of the works of Arshile Gorky was held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from October 21, 2009 to January 10, 2010. In a word, it was well worth the effort of East Coast Armenians to visit it, to see and understand why Gorky is now recognized as the father of Abstract Expressionism.

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