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Rough beauty…

Apples are ordinary; strawberries and figs are explicit; pears are restrained, even hesitant.  Watermelons, cantaloupes, and honeydew possess the self-consciousness of the corpulent.  But the peach is in a class by itself. On an August afternoon, a peach or two … Continue reading

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Armenian skies…

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The Eyes of Yerevan

This essay of mine appeared in Agni Review, #49, 1999. Given all that has happened in Armenia in the last 15 years or so, not to mention the urban and human transformation of Yerevan during this period, the essay is … Continue reading

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The Cinema of Sergei Parajanov by James Steffen

~~Sergei Paradjanov was one of the most original film-makers of Soviet cinema. He was also one of the most vulnerable to ideological assaults that tried to interpret his illusive, highly stylized body of work to fit a certain agenda. These … Continue reading

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Barely photographs–Ara Oshagan’s transit

From time to time, I post photographs of distant places on my blog.  These are usually images of travel, of discovery taken by friends or friends of friends.  These “photographs” by documentary photographer Ara Oshagan were also taken in passage–to … Continue reading

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