Monthly Archives: December 2010

From my files: Mapping Boston @ the Boston Public Library

This review of the exhibit “Mapping Boston” appeared in the April 2000 issue of artsMedia, a Boston-based magazine of the arts, which has since ceased publication.  The construction of the BPL Courtyard has been completed for a while now, and … Continue reading

Posted in Cities and towns, From My Files, Meditations, Ordinary places | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

~~Season’s Greetings~~

To family, friends, and colleagues. ~~Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year~~ ~~Շնորհաւոր Նոր Տարի եւ Սուրբ Ծնունդ~~كل عام وأنتم بخير ~~~

| Leave a comment

Notes on Eric Friedler’s Aghét:From massacre to catastrophe to genocide

The equation of German documentary film-maker Eric Friedler’s  Aghét:Nation Murder is of two parts: aghét and genocide. Aghét (whose literal meaning is catastrophe) is the word  Armenians use for the what that was visited on their ancestors, proclaims the film. … Continue reading

Posted in Armenians, Cinéphilia, Languages and readings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

From my files: Hagop Oshagan: December 9, 1883-February 17, 1948

The Armenian novelist, literary critic, dramatist, and historian of literature Hagop Oshagan (1883-1948) stands at the juncture where Western Armenian culture ends and that of the Armenian diaspora begins. His life and literary output straddle the rural world of his … Continue reading

Posted in Armenians, Cities and towns, From My Files, Languages and readings, Teaching, Those we Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Meditations on the pomegranate…

There it was, in the middle of the grocery store (a regular one, mind you, and not Whole Foods), with a huge sign announcing its discounted price, in one of these cardboard boxes with the fruits all stacked one on … Continue reading

Posted in Armenians, Breaking Bread, Cinéphilia, Meditations | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments