Tag Archives: Beirut

Varoujan Khedeshian: A Remembrance

~~Varoujan Khedeshian has died. In the 1960s, when I lived in Beirut, Khedeshian burst on the Armenian theater scene like wild fire. His productions were Armenian renditions of contemporary European and American dramatic works–Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Crucible, … Continue reading

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Aleppo burning, Aleppo remembered

Aleppo burns–the souk where we have wandered many an afternoon; the Sisi House where we have dined on the most delectable food in the hemisphere; the Kala’a in whose bowels we have been awed and made small; but most of … Continue reading

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Reading Karsh: The excluded and the included…

At first, the most striking thing about the exhibition, Yousuf Karsh: Celebrating Humanity, is how familiar these photographs are to a certain generation that grew into maturity in the 1950s and early 1960s.  The exhibition is at the Armenian Library … Continue reading

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The high price of bargains

A friend calls me from Costco.  Her voice, unclear as it is on the cell phone, is full of excitement. “I am at Costco,” she says. “There are these–“ I know what’s coming next. I have been in that situation, … Continue reading

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