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Ioannis Pappos
Ioannis Pappos is a management consultant and writer from Pelio, Greece. He is a graduate of Stanford University and INSEAD Business School, and has worked in both the U.S. and Europe. Ioannis contributes to blogs and magazines. Hotel Living is his first novel. He lives in New York City.

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Entries by Ioannis Pappos

Julian Lennon: I Wait for Things to Tell Me What to Do

(5) Comments | Posted March 13, 2015 | 4:51 PM


Liverpool-born Julian Lennon had his exhibition, Horizon, opening this week at the Emmanuel Fremin Gallery in New York. A portfolio of 15 large photographs shot during Lennon's traveling through Kenya and Ethiopia. It is an awareness-photography series, associated with his involvement in the...

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The Greek House Goes Hotel Living

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 3:13 PM


Met with painter and memoirist Christian Peltenburg-Brechneff at New York's Ace Hotel. Slouched in bohemian sofas, we discussed our seemingly opposite new books and how leaving our homelands affected the creative process.

Ioannis Pappos: When I picked up your book, The Greek House,...

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Only God Forgives: The Professional Democrat and the Rise of Demopublican Dystopia

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2014 | 1:47 AM

The Democratic Party has reached the point of no return in distancing itself from the common people.This trend has been in the works for two decades, but today's political landscape suggests a Wallshington-funded power race between the Pentagon and Silicon Valley, one that spurs a Demopublican dystopia.

"How many professionals...

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Debauched Sci-ethics in Dennis Iliadis' New Film, Plus One, Can Launch New Genre

(1) Comments | Posted October 18, 2013 | 5:11 PM


I wasn't 20 when I walked into Iliadis' bedroom. It was during one of the raucous parties that he threw with his brother at their bachelor-pad of a home in Athens; their father being the prime playboy then. Drinking, making out, and vomiting were...

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Patmos, Payne and Paradoxes

(1) Comments | Posted August 13, 2013 | 12:26 PM


Is there a God? Life after death? An apocalypse in store for us? Age-old questions crossed my mind on the ferry approaching Patmos, the Aegean island reined by a thousand-year old monastery, a fortress that summits the island's stony landscape and local...

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The Ease of Photographer Constantine Manos

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2013 | 1:38 PM

2013-07-19-CM1.jpgTake a stroll on the second floor of the Benaki Museum in Athens, and Magnum photographer Constantine Manos' exhibition will take you to a world of lost slowness. His peripatetic years in rural Greece, among napping herders and thick fishermen, are captured in "A Greek...

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The Art Market's Dead Reckoning

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2012 | 5:52 PM

It was brunch time on a sunny Saturday in New York's West Village. Julian Schnabel, the celebrated artist and filmmaker, was holding court at Sant Ambroeus' main table. The larger than life New York artist was...

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My Proud Bankrupt Greek Soul

(7) Comments | Posted May 29, 2012 | 12:47 PM

We were already on our third beer, looking at tourists sailing on the Aegean when Nikos leaned over the table. "You're not straight enough 'til you fuck a guy up the ass," he said. It was 1991 and that was my last summer at my father's village in Greece.


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Furious: A Frenzied Discussion With One of the Most Exhilarating Creators in Tribeca Film Festival

(1) Comments | Posted May 14, 2012 | 11:55 PM

"Capitalism is not natural, it's just brainwashed into us," Antonino D'Ambrosio, director and producer of Let Fury Have The Hour, a documentary of art as a political statement, as a "creative response," tells me in the foyer of Tribeca's Cadillac Lounge. "Dialogue...

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Heartbreaking Dinner -- Unit 7 at the Chelsea Hotel

(1) Comments | Posted May 8, 2012 | 10:22 AM


"In 1992, Spain went to her Baile de Debutante. Our country was presented to the global scene," Alberto Rodriguez, the director of Unit 7, tells me over beer and appetizers at the Chelsea Hotel. The film is about a group of cops who break all the...

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To Live and Die for Globalization

(0) Comments | Posted May 3, 2012 | 10:49 AM

I saw press crying at Tribeca's pre-festival screenings. Actually, I heard them sobbing in the dark. Old-timers here told me it rarely happens. If ever. "Never." So why was I so "lucky?"

Maybe it's the recession, but the man's isolation in his fight against the "machine" is at the festival's...

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