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First Genocide of the 20th Century

By Alan Whitehorn In these troubled times when our streets are filled with human rights protests about discriminatory violence against minority ethnic and racial groups, it is not enough to march. We also need to rethink our conceptualizations ...

Abdullah The Lizard

By Raffi Bedrosyan This is a story told by Hrant Dink. Undoubtedly a true story. It can partially explain the deep trauma of the Armenians who survived the 1915 genocide but had nowhere to go and stayed in Turkey. It can partially explain the ...

Armenian Cognac Might Be the Booze World’s Best Secret

Stalin and the Soviet Union brought Armenian brandy to the masses—and with it, a complicated legacy that’s been hard to shake ever since. By Benjamin Kemper  (Daily Beast)- When you take the number 201 bus into Yerevan from Zvartnots ...
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Western Armenian Renaissance – Update 2.1

By: Shahen Araboghlian My colleague put it perfectly on the fourth episode of the Meet the Revolution podcast. "When it comes to language, the Armenian language, there's been some sort of online virtual renaissance, almost like a virtual զար...

How Social Distancing Is Affecting Your Life

As the COVID 19 pandemic continues to affect millions of lives all over the world and as we are coming to terms with being increasingly cut off from our social circles, we asked our readers how they are coping with the unprecedented situation. ...

Testing for Covid-19

By Alan Whitehorn   Last Thursday my family doctor was talking with me on the phone and going over my prescription renewals, when I told him about not feeling well for the past ten days. Then he said the words I really did not want to ...

How Is Armenia Coping With Covid 19 Pandemic? What Are The Economic Fallouts Of The Emergency Situation?- EVN Report Maria Titizian Explains

EVN report editor-in-chief Maria Titizian   TorontoHye’s Interview With Editor In Chief Of EVN Report Maria Titizian   TorontoHye- Emergency situation has been declared in Armenia due to COVID 19 pandemic. Can you talk about what ...
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Troubled Times

By Alan Whitehorn People kindly ask if we are doing OK amidst this novel pandemic of 2020. Actually, as seniors in our seventies, we are quite used to being at home, mostly reading and resting. At my age, several colleagues have recently died ...

Defining Moments

By Alan Whitehorn As we start week three of the COVID-19 self-quarantine, I think back about the defining moments of historic crises that I have experienced. Each has left a profound impact on me. The first was the assassination of JFK in 1963. ...

Race for the COVID-19 Vaccine: 7 Questions for Moderna Chairman Noubar Afeyan

By Syuzanna Petrosyan As dozens of research groups around the world race to create the first vaccine for COVID-19, in late February, Moderna, a Massachusetts-based biotechnology company, announced that it had shipped the first batch of its clinic...