Alexis Ohanian at the TEDxYerevan conference last fall, and three of his most famous logos, including (top) the Reddit alien, (right) his charity site, Breadpig, and (bottom) his newest mascot for the travel game changer site, Hipmunk. (photo via

Alexis Ohanian is a celebrity in the tech world. In 2005, at the ripe age of 22, he and a fellow alumnus from the University of Virginia, Steve Huffman, started a social news website named [...]

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After an impromptu jamming session, customers and musicians continue to share the spirit that is Calumet. / photo by the author

Smoking the Pipe of Peace

by | December 13th, 2010 | 7 comments

Just another early evening in Yerevan, and the streets are still full of people. Despite the temperature slowly dropping, their destination for a night out before the cold weather finally sets in might be predictable, [...]

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Dr. Zareh Soghomonian / photo courtesy Dr. Soghomonian

The Doctor of Electro-Magnetic Trades

by | June 20th, 2010 | 0 comments

In January 2010, Dr. Zareh Soghomonian was granted his latest of dozens of patents as an inventor in the field of electro-magnetic power conversion technology. A strong-willed Armenian who is passionate about his community, Soghomonian says there are many Armenians who go unrecognized for their achievements. “We have a lot of brain power within the Armenian community, which should be acknowledged,” he says.

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