Monthly Archives: June 2013

Remembering Vahé Oshagan (1922- June 30, 2000)

~~Today marks the thirteenth anniversary of the death of the Western Armenian poet and literary critic Vahé Oshagan, perhaps the most radical, innovative poet of his generation. A native of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, an exile who turned the condition into the … Continue reading

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From Gezi Park:facing down the tyranny of “economic regeneration”

~~On June 16, Helin Anahit sent a folder of photographs by Murat Morova depicting the demonstrations and police crackdown in Gezi Park, Taksim Square and Harbiye.  Murat, a visual artist living in Istanbul, has given permission to post some of … Continue reading

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The Streets of Istanbul–photos from Taksim and Istiklal

From time to time on this blog, I feature photos from friends and colleagues who happen to be traveling to the four corners of the world.  Less than 24 hours ago, Asbed Kotchikian, a good friend whose photos of the … Continue reading

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