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Meet author Monique Svazlian Tallon, in a conversation with Lory Tatoulian. In "Leading Gracefully," Feminine Leadership expert and executive coach, Monique Svazlian Tallon, presents neuroscience research that tells us that women’s brains are wired for qualities like vulnerability, empathy and collaboration, which are the same qualities people are looking for in their leaders today. Through her extensive research, she has developed a visionary roadmap for women–The Feminine Leadership ModelTM—that plays squarely to women’s strengths. Tallon is a Feminine Leadership expert, executive coach, leadership trainer and speaker specializing in empowering women and closing the gender gap. Founder of Highest Path Consulting and the Women & Power Leadership Forum, her diversity and inclusion work is driven by a deep desire to help create a world where men and women hold equal positions of power.
Meet author Aris Janigian, in conversation with Lory Tatoulian. "Waiting for Lipschitz at Chateau Marmont is set in two iconic locales—Hollywood's legendary Chateau Marmont and Fresno's amazing Forestiere's Underground Garden. A bold and colorful critique of the California Dream through the perspective of screenwriter who has gone from riches to rags. A kind of Hollywood version of Waiting for Godot, Janigian's Lipchitz is a stunningly original take on the absent protagonist and what is illuminated in the void. Janigian is author of three previous novels, Bloodvine, Riverbig, and This Angelic Land. A Ph.D. in psychology, he was senior professor of Humanities at Southern California Institute of Architecture. He has published in poetry, social psychology, and design criticism. He was a contributing writer to West, the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, a finalist for the William Saroyan Fiction Prize, and the recipient of the Anahid Literary Award from Columbia University.
"100 Years Strong" chronicles the art of the Armenian Genocide poster, examining and contextualizing the diverse commemorative, social, and political aspects of depicting the Genocide issue in images and words. Encompassing the century since the Genocide and global in scope, the posters reproduced in this volume run the gamut of poster design, from highly sophisticated works signed by renowned artists to Spartan, sometimes rudimentary, yet often striking notices produced by anonymous designers. The Armenian Genocide poster tradition provides an illuminating perspective on a profoundly sensitive subject, as it tells a complex, multilayered story of struggle, survival, and hope for justice. Dicran Y. Kassouny was born in Lebanon. He moved to the US in 1988. He holds a BA in Political Science from Haigazian University; a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from University of La Verne; and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from CSUN. Kassouny is an art director and illustrator.