This is a surprising statistic.
What Country Has the Worst Youth Unemployment? Not Spain or Greece…
The big loser is Turkey.
Despite the horror stories you may have heard about over half of Greek and Spanish youths being out of work, the reality is a bit more complicated. The above chart courtesy of the OECD (via Alan Beattie of the Financial Times) gives us a more accurate picture of youth joblessness. Instead of counting everyone under 25 who isn’t working as unemployed, it only counts everyone under 25 who isn’t working and isn’t in schol or a training program as unemployed. Things are still bad, but not nearly as bad as the headlines suggest.
A Review of Forgotten Bread: First-Generation Armenian American Writers
David Kherdian’s anthology Forgotten Bread is a valuable contribution to our heritage. For one thing, it establishes a canon of first-generation Armenian-American writers and offers them in a handsome and accessible volume, allowing us to appreciate their achievement and value. Kherdian has selected well, providing generous samplings of these poets and fiction writers that reveals their welcome diversity as well as their similarities. »
A Review of Jerusalem: A Biography
Jerusalem has been called many things, among them “a golden goblet full of scorpions,” and “an old nymphomaniac who squeezes lover after lover to death, before shrugging him off with a yawn” (Amos Oz). »
City turns down art donation for first time in 10 years
Glendale News Press, Jan. 26, 2012
An oil painting featuring the Statue of Liberty surrounded by the floating heads of popular Armenian figures recently became the first donated work of art to the city in more than a decade to be turned down.
The painting also includes flowing wheat and Mt. Ararat — a snow-capped mountain in Turkey where, according to biblical lore, Noah’s Ark came to rest. The mountain can be seen from Armenia and Iran.
… The artist, Anita Garouni, is an Iranian immigrant with Armenian ancestry who has lived in Glendale for 15 years. She told the commission that her painting, titled “Home,” represents the love she feels for the United States and her Armenian culture.
A Review of the Armenian Pavilion at Venice Biennale