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Buried Treasure: Vahé Oshagan

Western Armenian poet, writer, and literary critic Vahé Oshagan is one of the most radical voices of Armenian literature.
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Picking the Battle: Lights.Camera.Reaction

April 4, 2018

Blood diamonds. Censorship battles. The role of lawyers behind the scenes. Ethics, shmethics, and sexual assault.

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Creative Armenia

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Don't be

a Dolly

March 9, 2018

Brief Encounter, directed by David Lean, begins with a comedic scene and ends with a tragic one. This would not be interesting, except that the scenes are exactly the same.

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Creative Armenia

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Interview with

Christopher Atamian

February 27, 2018

Christopher Atamian is a writer, filmmaker, poet, and contributor to this magazine. We asked him a few questions about this unusual work and its background.

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Creative Armenia

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Winners of Serj Tankian's

$5,000 music challenge

February 16, 2018

Alpha Lighting System, Mariam Petrosian share Serj Tankian's $5,000 prize

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Creative Armenia

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Peleshyan's Style - 

and his Sheep

January 31, 2018

Cannes-winning director Serge Avedikian has chosen his perfect scene from The Seasons (1972) by Artavazd Peleshyan. We asked the prominent director to take us through the scene.

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Creative Armenia

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Burden of the

Bear

January 23, 2018

Bear hunting is no more a means of livelihood. But how is it reflected in the Armenian and American cultures?

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Vahram Danielyan

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Bad, Bad

Review

January 9, 2018

Did your debut novel get a bad review? Was your first film a flop? We have just the medicine for you.

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Vera Lowe

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Gollum is

Armenian!

December 26, 2017

And a few other ethnic sightings, just in time for the holidays.

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Creative Armenia

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Cutting Rooms

and Cognac

December 12, 2017

We recently hosted a masterclass with the Oscar-winning filmmaker of Hotel Rwanda and The Promise. These are 19 takeaways.

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Creative Armenia

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Peleshyan vs.

Von Trier

December 5, 2017

Two directors take on agony and ecstasy – but it's often impossible to tell the difference between them.

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Karen Avetisyan

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Culture Check:

March 2018

March 29, 2018

If you didn’t follow the arts news this month, Creative Armenia is here to tell you about the most interesting cultural happenings in March.

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Creative Armenia

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One Big Box of

Beautiful Things

March 6, 2018

The acclaimed Dutch filmmaker Jos Stelling talks about his “perfect scene.” But then aren’t all scenes perfect in Federico Fellini’s 1973 film Amarcord?

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Creative Armenia

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Interview with

Mariam Petrosian

February 20, 2018

The co-winner of Serj Tankian’s  7 Notes music challenge Mariam Petrosian talks about her winning composition, main influences, and future plans.

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Creative Armenia

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Serj Tankian unveils 7NotesExperiment.com

February 7, 2018

The new platform features 500 songs, including the Top 100 submissions to his $5,000 music challenge. The announcement of the winner is forthcoming.

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Creative Armenia

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Culture Check:

January 2018

January 30, 2018

The first month of the new year was filled with cultural events. Here are some of them that might have escaped your attention.

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Creative Armenia

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Train of Thought

#1

January 18, 2018

How do we get from legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock to Armenian pop star Sirusho in 7 stops? Watch the video or follow the train by text below.

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Creative Armenia

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White vs. Red

Christmas

January 4, 2018

Christmas is everywhere. But depending on which side of the Iron Curtain you grew up on, you'd be watching very different movies.

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Karen Avetisyan

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Christmas with

Leonardo

December 21, 2017

Sometimes we find moments when there isn't one. Leonardo da Vinci would know. For hundreds of years, we’ve been scavenging his famous fresco for secrets.

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Creative Armenia

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Children of War hits the

festival circuit

December 11, 2017

Creative Armenia’s innovative anthology showcases powerful visions by filmmakers Vahe Terteryan, Anna Maria Mouradian, Aram Shahbazyan, Asier Urbieta, and Andoni di Carlos.

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Creative Armenia

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Interactive

Rembrandt

November 30, 2017

This is a painting about an apostle and his muse. But the devil hides in the details.

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Creative Armenia

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Star filmmakers at

summit on human rights

March 19, 2018

Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino receives the Promise Institute Award for Contribution to Human Rights through the Arts.

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Creative Armenia

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Culture Check:

February 2018

February 28, 2018

Want to catch up with the culture? Creative Armenia has selected the most interesting things in the field of arts happened in February.

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Creative Armenia

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Interview with

Alpha Lighting System

February 20, 2018

In their interview to Creative Armenia, Alpha Lighting System, co-winners of the 7 Notes music challenge, explains the title of their song, their extraordinary style, and future ambitions.

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Creative Armenia

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3 Armenians walk

into a bar

February 6, 2018

Louis Armstrong has done it. Family Guy has done it. And Al Pacino has done it – twice.

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Creative Armenia

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Mirror  Selfie by

Jan van Eyck

January 25, 2018

They say art reflects the world as we know it. They're wrong.

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Creative Armenia

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4 Shots of 

John Ford

January 16, 2018

What is the perfect scene for the powerful Mexican director Arturo Ripstein? It's the conversation between the Sheriff and the Driver in John Ford’s classic Stagecoach (1939). Ripstein explains his choice.

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Creative Armenia

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Culture Check:

December 2017

December 28, 2017

Want to be the cultured one at your holiday party? We've selected the most interesting things in the field of arts happened in December.

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Creative Armenia

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Scrooge vs.

The Grinch

December 19, 2017

Why these two Christmas “villains” were actually prophets of our time

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Corey Garriott

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William Saroyan's

Profound Egg

December 7, 2017

What is the most important moment in a young boy's life? William Saroyan didn't need a thousand words to paint it. He captured it in a single sentence.

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Creative Armenia

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Serj Tankian's music 

challenge jury announced

November 29, 2017

System of a Down frontman will lead a world-renowned jury for his 7 Notes music challenge – deadline December 15.

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Creative Armenia