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For Mom, the Yia Yia (Grandmother) of All Pontians

Thea Halo | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact
Thea Halo

When I die, don't weep for me as if I am gone. Whisper my name to someone beside you. Whisper it loud, so my name will be carried on the air to all corners of the earth.

By Recalling Its Ambassador from the Vatican, Turkey Helped Publicize Pope's Affirmation of Armenian Genocide

Harut Sassounian | Posted 04.23.2015 | World
Harut Sassounian

The Turkish government's overreaction and the Pope's refusal to apologize for his remarks made international headlines on TV networks, websites and newspapers around the world.

Acre: The Crusaders' Last Stand

Bob Schulman | Posted 04.17.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Nov. 27, 1095, was a red letter day in medieval history. Actually, it was a red cross day, that symbol having been proclaimed by Pope Urban II as the icon of a planned crusade to retake the Holy Land from its Muslim invaders.

Jerusalem: Tales of Abraham, the Prophet Muhammad, Jesus, King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba

Bob Schulman | Posted 03.17.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Wandering around the narrow, labyrinthine lanes of Jerusalem's Old City, past wall-to-wall shops selling everything from exquisite rugs to knock-off watches to world-class tchotchkes, it's easy to imagine what this spot must have looked like thousands of years ago.

Defiance, Greek Style

Anastasia Rubis | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics
Anastasia Rubis

Reading and watching news of Syriza party's attempts to renegotiate a bailout agreement with the EU and ease austerity in what they term a humanitarian crisis for the Greek people, I've traded doubt and discomfort for a new feeling: respect.

What Does Xronia Polla Mean to You?

Evagelos Sotiropoulos | Posted 03.14.2015 | Religion
Evagelos Sotiropoulos

I'm just now beginning to realize the immeasurable value of Xronia Polla; for me, the term transcends understanding and words cannot fully encapsulate its significance.

Byblos Brims With Culture, History and Life

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.04.2015 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

The New World Encyclopedia offers interesting background information on Byblos. Other publications and websites also cover its rich history. But visiting Byblos is a sure way of appreciating its heritage.

Ancient Folks in Sicily

Paula H. Noe | Posted 08.06.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

Sicily continues to amaze me. The history here is so multi-layered and so ancient that I, from Boston with its proud and (very) young history, am overwhelmed and find it incomprehensible on many levels when faced with 8000 years or so of history.

5 Examples Of Fraternities Stepping Up To Do Good

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.23.2014 | College

Philanthropy is a key part of Greek life, and recently, a few fraternity and sorority events caught our eye. Shaving Their Heads For A Reason Gr...

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.

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.

What Greek Wisdom Can Teach The Rest Of The World About Living Well

Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living

“I came to the Greeks early, and I found answers in them," writer and classicist Edith Hamilton once said. The Greeks have one of the oldest cul...

Why Greek Americans Should Be NY Jets Fans

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 10.25.2013 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

It is worth keeping in mind, though, that after every catastrophic phase, after every setback, both Greece and the NY Jets have managed to survive, recover and, on occasion, prosper. Both Greeks and Gang Green nation are nothing but truly resilient.

WATCH: NYC Vendy Awards Finalist, King Souvlaki of Astoria

Liza de Guia | Posted 10.27.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

"Grilling fast and grilling good" is the name of the game at this meat-on-a-stick street food stop.

Adopt an Ancient Theatre

Stavros Benos | Posted 09.25.2013 | Impact
Stavros Benos

Diazoma is a citizens' platform, which, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, tries to put the love for monuments and cultural heritage of Greece into practice. Diazoma focuses on the restoration of ancient venues for spectators and audiences and the focusing of resources necessary for their rehabilitation.

Everybody Say 'OPA!'

Alex Pattakos | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

The notion of the "good life" can be viewed as the human quest for meaning, a formidable challenge that involves both making a living and making a life that really matters, that has significance.

Choose Your Favorite Philosopher

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 04.30.2013 | Books
Nick Kolakowski

Aristotle: This ancient Greek philosopher argued for the primacy of rational thought over animal instincts, and moderation over hedonism. Ideal for: Drivers who slow at yellow lights.

The "Dictatorship of the Elites" in Greece

Thanos Dimadis | Posted 04.28.2013 | World
Thanos Dimadis

One of the major mistakes that international and European observers often make in their analyses about Greece is that they focus way too much on the p...

The Middle East's Friendliest Place?

John Nicholson | Posted 04.24.2013 | Travel
John Nicholson

Jordan's capital, Amman, balances more modern elements that add a cosmopolitan flair to the natural beauty of this traditional kingdom.

Life Lessons From My Immigrant Parents

Gina Alexandris | Posted 12.18.2012 | Fifty
Gina Alexandris

I often wish I could meet my mother at the age of 25 and discuss her fears, challenges and hopes at the time. But she survived, indeed succeeded, in many ways... with grace, determination and tremendous kindness, bringing to Canada a future husband, siblings, in-laws, nieces and nephews.

The Fifth Crusade

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 10.27.2012 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The Europeans own their name and civilization to the Greeks. Yet, more often than not, they remain ungrateful and unfriendly to their benefactors. F...

Time for a New Revolution in Lebanon?

Claude Salhani | Posted 09.04.2012 | World
Claude Salhani

This one is being carried out by short sighed and ego-centric politicians, who occupy government portfolios and seats in the national parliament. Is it time for a new revolution?

The Paradox Of The Honey Bee

Kevin Bermeister | Posted 07.21.2012 | Religion
Kevin Bermeister

Honey is the only kosher product that comes out of a non-kosher producer. So what were Israel's greatest scholars and mystical thinkers trying to convey as to uniquely regard it in Jewish law?

Greece: Making Lemonade When the Economy Throws Lemons at You

Niovi Christopoulou | Posted 05.15.2012 | World
Niovi Christopoulou

So, Greece is in big trouble and in need of leaders with good crisis management instincts and experience. (If you know any, send them to Athens ASAP -- economy class only please.)

Greeks of the World, Unite!

Christos Barlas | Posted 05.12.2012 | World
Christos Barlas

After two years of being portrayed in the international media as lazy, incompetent and escape goats for the breakdown of the global financial system, Greeks from all over the world unite their voices with the sole aim of telling a simple truth: Greece cannot be identified with the failures of its political system.