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Michael Cacoyannis

First Nighter: Karen Ludwig Recalls Her Substantial Acting Career in Where Was I?

David Finkle | Posted 09.04.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

In the English theater there's a term for it: jobbing actor. It's used to indicate actors who are regularly employed but infrequently achieve star status. They're typically extremely talented but haven't advanced to top billing due to luck, probably just as often as not.

D.C.'s Best Free Film Screenings

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Residents and tourists in the nation's capital know how to take advantage of a museum. The surplus of ways to spend a free afternoon mak...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, as the debt ceiling debate inched its way closer to the Aug. 2 deadline, the acrimony became internecine, with former GOP standard-bearer John McCain deriding Sharron Angle, Christine O'Donnell, and "Tea Party hobbits," and one-time Tea Party poster boy Allen West bemoaning the faction's debt ceiling "schizophrenia." Cut, Cap, and Bicker. This week also saw the funerals of two very different artists: Amy Winehouse, a talented but troubled performer, who died at 27 (joining Hendrix, Joplin, Morrison, and Cobain in a "forever" club you definitely don't want to be a member of), and Michael Cacoyannis, the 90-year-old director of my all-time favorite life-affirming film, Zorba the Greek. Winehouse's untimely passing drew worldwide attention, her legacy destined to be a cautionary tale; Cacoyannis, who died in my hometown of Athens, went quietly. But both deaths, in very different ways, remind us of Zorba's message to live each moment fully.

Remembering Michael Cacoyannis

Katerina Zacharia | Posted 09.25.2011 | Arts
Katerina Zacharia

Michael Cacoyannis, the foremost Greek film director, passed away in Athens on July 25, 2011.