When Diana Markosian was 7 years old, her mother left her father and took Markosian and her brother from their home in Moscow to start a new life in California. “We hardly ever spoke of my father,” Markosian says. “I had no pictures of him, and over time forgot what he looked like.”
On August 8, 2008, the Beijing Olympic Games began. The choice of China as a host country was the subject of criticism by politicians and NGOs concerned about China’s human rights record.The Games saw 43 new world records and 132 new Olympic records set. Chinese athletes won 51 gold medals altogether, the second largest haul by a national team in a modern, non-boycotted Summer Games.The local Beijing people gave up the most for the Games. The homeless were banished from the city. The poor were covered by constructed walls. The culture was diluted to welcome Western tourists.
Aaron Blum continues to show a deep love for Appalachia with The Prevailing Winds of Hills and Heritage, a theological and mystical translation of his relationship with the region. Shrouded in the warmth of a golden hour, with the taste of saccharine and