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Do We Need Human Rights?

George Elerick | Posted 01.23.2015 | Religion
George Elerick

For many Maslow's hierarchy of needs is an important distinction in what makes up a human right. However, my claim in this post is that Maslow was a bit shortsighted in his sociological assessment.

Why Should You Know About C. P. Cavafy?

Eddie Parsons | Posted 01.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Eddie Parsons

Now, this may seem a bit extreme in support of a dead poet but maybe you are not familiar with Constantine P. Cavafy. The translations of his words are timeless.

Turning Ideas Into Action for the Mediterranean

Ambassador Gianna Angelopoulos | Posted 12.29.2014 | World
Ambassador Gianna Angelopoulos

I can think of no better place to bring CGI's legacy of leadership and action to Europe than Athens. I believe attendees will be able to see the Mediterranean region the way that I see it: A region with a rich history, and - if enough people take action - an even richer future.

The Odyssey (In My Own Words)

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 08.25.2014 | Books
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Calypso: Odysseus, I'm so much hotter than your wife. Just stay on this island forever, and let's be immortal together. I can totally arrange it. ...

Michael Psilakis' Grilled Dorade

Ali Rosen | Posted 08.18.2014 | Taste
Ali Rosen

Michael Psilakis is a world-renowned chef whose restaurants have earned countless accolades.

Bardo Museum: A Tunisian Treasure

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.04.2014 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

I couldn't get enough of the fabulous mosaics dating from ancient Greek times to well after the Christian era at Tunisia's renovated National Bardo Mu...

Greek-American Roots Run Deep

George Giokas | Posted 05.20.2014 | New York
George Giokas

It is why I call myself a Greek American, Greek first. It is why I have pictures of my immigrant parents always in view and it is why this particular month instills a tremendous sense of pride in me. I can't help it.

How to Make Healthy Greek Mac and Cheese

Erin Clarke | Posted 05.10.2014 | Taste
Erin Clarke

Staying true the Greek-salad inspiration, I kept this macaroni and cheese lean and mean with a secret ingredient.

A Commentary on Greece's Economic Outlook

Evangelos A. Calamitsis | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Evangelos A. Calamitsis

Greece needs to put an end to fiscal austerity and abandon the current reform program supported by its euro area partners and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Making Olive Oil In The Peloponnese

Marisa Churchill | Posted 03.25.2014 | Taste
Marisa Churchill

In each bite I can taste the olive grove and its bright sun-kissed fruit.

Time Out

Francis Levy | Posted 03.03.2014 | Science
Francis Levy

No one wears watches anymore. They've become as much of an anachronism as cursive handwriting whose death occurred in less than a generation. The nex...

Greece: Absolutely Absent... and Then Wondering Why

Maria Paravantes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Maria Paravantes

My fellow Greeks appear aghast (myself included) when upon searching for Greek products or miscellaneous historical facts, we com

The Fascism of Ignorance... One More Greek Story

Maria Paravantes | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Maria Paravantes

It is indeed true that the sophistication of a nation is evident in the way its citizens treat living creatures. In this, I dare say, that my homeland and a large number of my fellow compatriots have failed, giving this once great nation a terrible but true reputation for both ignorance and cruelty.

War Threatens Palmyra, UNESCO Pleads for Syrian Heritage Protection

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.01.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's another urgent call to protect Syria's irreplaceable historical sites amidst the fog of war, loss of life and limb, and steady drumbeat of outsid...

What's Become of Syria's Christian Sites?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.18.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

As politicians debate the fate of Syria's Christian minority, reportedly targeted by Muslim fundamentalists for supporting Bashar Al Assad's regime, t...

Saving Greece, One Bite at a Time

Rob Kaufelt | Posted 08.28.2013 | Taste
Rob Kaufelt

Real Greek Feta is all sheep milk cheese, smooth and creamy.

OPA! 'Swing Away' at Life!

Alex Pattakos | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

When we search out and discover the authentic meaning of our existence and our experiences, we learn that life doesn't just happen to us. We happen to life; and we make it meaningful.

Creative Cooking: The Hot Flavors of Greece -- Opa! (PHOTOS)

Rana Florida | Posted 06.27.2013 | Taste
Rana Florida

Rustic Greek food is simple, fresh, tasty and made for sharing. You can transform any backyard into a Greek Isle by serving up this splendid Mediterranean cuisine.

Evening Newscast Accidentally Airs Graphic Sex Scene

Posted 05.30.2013 | Media

Viewers watching the news on Greek channel ET3 on Tuesday night got more than they bargained for. A news anchor was delivering the news as usual,...

My Humble Greek Lean Easter

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 06.30.2013 | Religion
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

It will definitely be a lean Easter! But what is Easter for us Greek Orthodox?

What if... Movie Screening Premiere in New York

Anastasia Roumelioti | Posted 06.19.2013 | Arts
Anastasia Roumelioti

I am writing about the film as a person who enjoys movies that offer food for thought and as a Greek who lives in New York. What if... is a very good production with an excellent choice of music and a story that makes you think and revaluate things. I connected to the movie in many ways

Finding Leaders in Unexpected Places: Instant Mom by Nia Vardalos

Anastasia Roumelioti | Posted 06.03.2013 | Books
Anastasia Roumelioti

Her book is not about encouraging everybody to become a parent. She wrote the book to provide with emotional support and education on the adoption process to anyone who wants to become a parent.

Multiculturalism or Ethnophobia?

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 05.19.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Having immigrated to Francophone Montreal some 24 years ago and having lived and worked alongside its large Anglophone and multi-ethnic components, I have witnessed multiculturalism at its best.

Arrest Warrant Issued Against Greek Journalist for Publishing 'Lagarde List'

Michael Nevradakis | Posted 12.30.2012 | World
Michael Nevradakis

In a shocking affront to democracy and freedom of speech, Greek prosecutors have ordered the immediate arrest of journalist Kostas Vaxevanis. This comes after the publication of the so-called "Lagarde List," containing the names of 1,991 Greeks with Swiss bank accounts.

A Conversation With Noam Chomsky

Michael Nevradakis | Posted 12.22.2012 | World
Michael Nevradakis

Noam Chomsky, who in six decades of teaching, writing, and activism, has not hesitated to express his opinion on such matters, takes a different view than others towards Greece.