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Astoria Characters: The World-Grown Woman

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 10.13.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

These are pretty pedestrian pastimes for a woman who had the globe at her feet. Hers was a glamorous childhood. Her father was excessively successful, and the family lived abroad, first in Holland then Italy.

Raising a Greek Cinema Paradiso

Dan Siegel | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Siegel

When Alexander Payne stepped off the boat in late July to arrive on the Greek isle of Patmos, few locals recognized a major Hollywood writer-director in their midst -- or had a chance to see his films on the silver screen.

Obama on Greece: End Austerity Now

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 10.09.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

The president looks to be in accord with a recent IMF report on the situation that calls on the eurozone to quickly solve the issue of Greece's financing gap for 2014 and to expedite the package of relief measures that have been promised.

The Joy of the Unexpected

Sanjay Surana | Posted 08.01.2013 | Travel
Sanjay Surana

One of the delights of travel is the people that you meet, people to whom you have no obvious connection, except that for some brief moments you inhabit the same physical space.

Opulent Origins: Designer Fotini Explains the Essence of Her Brand

Quia Querisma | Posted 09.30.2013 | Style
Quia Querisma

After heeding her father's advice to spend time in the corporate world, Fotini Copeland's lifelong dreams are no longer deferred. Now on her fifth collection, the Greek-Canadian designer is making strides to define her place in the annals of fashion history.

PHOTOS: The Coolest Views Of Cities From Above

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Some of the best city views happen above the city. Click through for your own sky-high tour of the world...

The Ease of Photographer Constantine Manos

Ioannis Pappos | Posted 09.21.2013 | Arts
Ioannis Pappos

Take a stroll on the second floor of the Benaki Museum in Athens, and photographer Constantine Manos' exhibition will take you to a world of lost slowness. His peripatetic years in rural Greece, are captured in "A Greek Portfolio 50 Years Later,"

Find the Best Food in Greece

Elena Paravantes RD | Posted 09.15.2013 | Travel
Elena Paravantes RD

It is officially summer in Greece and that means tourist season. Athens, the islands and Greece in general are filled with visitors, and if you are one of them, here are six tips to help you get the best food experience.

The Curse of Greek Public Sector Authoritarianism

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

In the country's airports and at its cruise terminals, there can be no further room for intolerant officials. They must be held to the highest standards if the country is to achieve the position it hopes to command on the world tourist map.

Greece: Abusive Crackdown on Migrants

Human Rights Watch | Posted 08.12.2013 | World
Human Rights Watch

Police Sweeps, Invasive Searches, Arbitrary Detention (Athens) – Athens police are conducting abusive stops and searches and have detained tens...

Ambassador Gianna Angelopoulos on My Greek Drama and Leading By Example

Anastasia Roumelioti | Posted 08.11.2013 | Books
Anastasia Roumelioti

By the time we wrapped up, my head was buzzing with the inspirational advice I heard from this successful woman and great leader.

An Early Greek Spring

Katerina Sokou | Posted 07.14.2013 | World
Katerina Sokou

Crises have a way of doing this to people: They ground them and strengthen their resolve, while they also make them see the flowers between the cracks and draw inspiration from them. And this is all the Greeks can count on, for now.

Greece's Daily Torment

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 06.11.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Trapped by the relentless demands of its northern European partners, Greece has become a disturbing model of idleness and stagnation.

More Than a Myth: Volunteerism in Greece

Aphrodite Bouikidis | Posted 06.04.2013 | World
Aphrodite Bouikidis

In Greece,volunteering is traditionally expressed through family, local community and the church. Now there are more people engaging in community service through civil society groups responding to critical issues, including health, social services, employment and more.

Bomb Explodes Near Acropolis

AP | Posted 05.27.2013 | World

ATHENS, Greece — A bomb exploded outside a Greek ship owner's house near a crowded pedestrian area under the Acropolis in central Athens on Wedn...

Heavy Police Presence For Greece's Independence Day Parade

AP | Posted 03.25.2013 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- A military parade marking Greece's Independence Day has taken place, for a second straight year, amid a heavy police presence that b...

Cyprus Financial Crisis: Turkey & Reintegration Forgotten?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.21.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Will Turkey support and Cypriot Turks be expected to reintegrate into a unified Cyprus if the Kremlin is handed even a bigger role in the economic future of the Island and the exploitation of its natural gas reserves?

Greece's Desperate Call

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 03.04.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Bravely, the Greeks forge on. Its leaders may, indeed, as the Foreign Minister said, be exploring and defining areas of potential foreign investment and fast-tracking new rules to eliminate much of the red tape surrounding these endeavors.

French Kiss

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 04.27.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Yes, it is true, Francois Hollande went to Greece. Unfortunately, he had nothing of substance to offer the Greek people.

Journey to the Center of the Earth -- Bringing Nature Back to Athens

Diana Farr Louis | Posted 04.12.2013 | Green
Diana Farr Louis

Long ago, proud Hellenes considered Delphi and its illustrious oracle as the Navel of the Universe. Now a newly formed Greek NGO called Organization Earth has baptized its headquarters "Center of the Earth."

PHOTOS: Hotels With The Midas Touch

Oyster | Posted 03.12.2013 | Travel

Though they can quickly turn from gilded to just plain gaudy -- ask The Donald -- gold accents bring a unique luster to any room.

A Dessert Worthy of the Gods

Marisa Churchill | Posted 12.21.2012 | Taste
Marisa Churchill

I am currently traveling in Greece, preparing to film season 3 of The Cooking Odyssey, and life seems to be less about sweet & skinny and more about the old Greek proverb "all is well when the honey is sweet."

WATCH: Falling In Love With Athens Again

Posted 12.12.2012 | World

Still wondering where to go for the holidays? You like day dreaming about magnificent greek temples, picture perfect islands, and delicious Kokoretsi?...

Boroume Revisited: Food Aid Soars in Athens

Diana Farr Louis | Posted 02.11.2013 | Impact
Diana Farr Louis

What began in May 2011 as an attempt to link agencies and people who needed food with producers and shopkeepers who trashed it at the end of the day has burgeoned into a flourishing network that operates all over Greece and has donors throughout Europe and North America.

The Marathon of Records

Eirini Zarkadoula | Posted 01.14.2013 | Sports
Eirini Zarkadoula

Athens Classic Marathon has brought to debt-laden Greece the glamour lost in the Armageddon of the financial crisis.