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Amalia Negreponti
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Amalia Negreponti is a writer and journalist living in New York. Her fiction has recently been published in the French review “Regle du Jeu” and the Greek papers "Ta Nea: and :Proto Thema". She has just completed her first New York novel.

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I Am Lonely -- Tell Me a Story

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 4:12 PM

Like most people, I always had a plan.

Yet it wasn't long before minor blips started upsetting what I considered to be a blueprint for a happy, fulfilled life. At 15, I sank into anorexia nervosa.

A narrow escape from death due to this...

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The "Ersatz" Parenthood Finale

(46) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 1:57 PM

The relentlessly upbeat, upscale and photogenic advent of the Braverman clan minus its progenitor Zeek, propelled forward into a future of happiness was the final scene of Parenthood. For me though, an unabashed acolyte of the series from the first episode of the first season, the finale felt completely alien,...

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New York City's Firefly Days

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 12:09 AM

A lambent light flickering in the sky as I emerge from the subway station on CPW and 86th. It is, peculiarly, not offset by the primal effulgence of the city that although familiar incurs a vestigial astonishment each and every time one glimpses it. It must, I think, be a...

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Forgetting How to Be Happy

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 11:26 PM

It came to me, while walking home in one of our most recent snowstorms that appear to have become sine qua non for New York. The epiphany. I was closer to Athens, Greece than I ever had been, despite being half a world away. Oh, the irony (pronounced...

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That's How the Light Gets In: I Wish I Was American

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 4:39 PM

To begin with, for all the evident, timeless reasons countless people from all over the world and from all walks of life have flocked to America's shores, land borders and airports: because it is indeed exceptional; a unique continent-state whose ideals, vision, dreams and power encapsulate and transcend the best...

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A.I. Sex: It's Complicated, Too (NSFW)

(2) Comments | Posted December 30, 2013 | 3:22 PM

The runaway success of Spike Jonze's new movie Her owes much to its already over-analyzed single sex scene -- virtual, of course. The subsequent effusion of articles about interactive sex experiences concentrates on the technical stuff that can assist in creating "the closest thing to the real thing"...

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The Glass Wall, 50 Years After JFK

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 1:19 AM

When residing in the U.S., an aspiring but not yet permanent resident, the first crucial step to acquiring the American-ness I have come to love and desire -- you find yourself caught up "between worlds." No longer part of the world you came from, neither however are you -- officially...

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Lucky Guy Spitzer

(2) Comments | Posted July 29, 2013 | 2:05 AM

Well into the campaign for the upcoming New York City elections, and not one word has been said about the issues at stake. Instead we are all horrified and obsessed -- and alas, quite understandably -- with the Weiner-gate 2.0. The media circus created by the salacious revelations about mayoral...

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West Side story

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2013 | 5:22 PM

The day has been imbued with the quietly jubilant aura following tempestuous storms. Eight pm and 79th and Broadway has become a luminous path connecting Riverside glimmering at one end, with Central Park's crowning glory at the other. Tall men in, wearing khakis, broad smiles and the luster of Saturday...

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No Money, No Honey

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2012 | 3:06 PM

We Greeks are leaving. The euro? Europe? Greece? All these eventualities are still open, but for the time being we are leaving for a three-day holiday. Depressed, scared, bewildered and angered, we are packing our stuff, taking advantage of the cheap bargains hotels and rooms to let are offering, and...

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Greece and the Beanstalk

(6) Comments | Posted May 23, 2012 | 3:32 PM

Despite the threatening, the wailing, the entreating and the haranguing coming from Brussels and Berlin, targeted at "forcing" the creation of a national salvation broad coalition unity government, it is now official: Greece is on the way to a new round of elections on June 17.
This has...

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Explosively 'Interesting Times' in Greece

(6) Comments | Posted May 9, 2012 | 2:07 PM

"May you live in interesting times" says an ancient Chinese proverb -- a curse. In Greece, for the past three years since our existential financial crisis erupted, we have been bearing the full brunt of the proverb's curse-value. The shockingly unpredictable, life-threatening twists of our still ongoing Greek tragedy have...

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Somebody You Used to Know Forever and Ever

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2012 | 4:45 PM

Last summer on a remote islet in the Cyclades my world broke. A complicated incident involving a malfunctioning electrical socket, a bikini insidiously entangled with my iPad's charger cord and a mindless tug I still haven't forgiven myself for, led to my beloved machine taking a fall from the dressing...

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When Did They Forbid Love?

(7) Comments | Posted April 8, 2012 | 6:47 PM

I loved it when on Thursday night I read the phrase, "We have always wanted Google to be a company that is deserving of great love." in Larry Page's dispatch that appeared on the company's website for investors and Page's personal profile on Google Plus. Of course the over-use of...

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Surviving Anorexia

(113) Comments | Posted March 20, 2012 | 12:06 PM

I looked in the bathroom mirror and a skull stared back. A skull with a thin, very thin lining of pallid skin. Blanched lips, cheekbones so sharp they looked hurtful. Inanimate eyes. It seemed as if someone barely alive was looking through someone already dead. Both seemed like strangers to...

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