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Armenian Pasta: Surum

by | August 2nd, 2012 | 7 comments

In this day and age, one doesn’t normally think of pasta in terms of Armenian cookery — maybe that should change.

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The Euphrates Rises Again

by | July 19th, 2012 | 2 comments

It has been a big month for Armenian-American literature.

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Ararat Editor Aris Sevag Passes Away

by | May 3rd, 2012 | 34 comments

On Saturday, April 28 at 8am EST, Ararat editor Aris Sevag passed away at his home in Jackson Heights, Queens after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 65 years old.

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Growing up as an Armenian American in New York City Between the Two World Wars

by | March 8th, 2012 | 8 comments

It was on March 26, 1923 that I first opened my eyes in a hospital on 16th Street on the East Side of Manhattan. My parents, Aram and Elizabeth, had gotten married 20 years earlier. [...]

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A Review of Forgotten Bread: First-Generation Armenian American Writers

by | February 28th, 2012 | 14 comments

David Kherdian’s anthology Forgotten Bread is a valuable contribution to our heritage. For one thing, it establishes a canon of first-generation Armenian-American writers and offers them in a handsome and accessible volume, allowing us to [...]

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The Beauty of Cardamom

by | January 5th, 2012 | 0 comments

What a curious thing they were, these tiny paper-puff bundles that my father kept in the cupboard next to the long-handled pot that he used to make Armenian coffee. Dad always placed one cardamom pod [...]

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A Review of The Man in the Gray Flannel Skirt, by Jon-Jon Goulian

by | December 22nd, 2011 | 0 comments

Pity poor Jon-Jon Goulian, who had to endure growing up in sunny La Jolla, California in a loving upper-middle-class family of doctors and lawyers and spend his summers surfing the Pacific and attending Andover Summer [...]

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