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Jack Schimmelman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Arts
Jack Schimmelman

Fueled by the riches of 19th century whaling captains, the church fell into disrepair after that money disappeared. Until now. Margo Datz has restored to Edgartown its glorious heritage.

Greek Piety, Patriotism and Beauty in the Parthenon

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 04.27.2014 | Books
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The Parthenon was the jewel of Greek religion. Like an ageless celestial mirror, it also reflected the power, patriotism, democracy and artistic and technical achievements of Athens, the premier Greek polis in the fifth century BCE.

The Parthenon Marbles: A Piece of History Still Orphaned

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

The Acropolis Museum, founded on the passion and spirit of Melina Mercouri, the renowned Greek actress and Minister of Culture, patiently awaits the return of the Parthenon Marbles to their rightful resting place.

Eat a Traditional Greek Breakfast While Viewing the Acropolis

Elena Paravantes RD | Posted 04.08.2013 | Food
Elena Paravantes RD

Have you ever had a Greek breakfast? Most think it is nonexistent, or made up of a cigarette and a coffee. However, Greece has a rich tradition when it comes to breakfasts. Unfortunately though, if you are a tourist, you won't get to taste it at most hotels or restaurants in Greece.

Nashville Rising: Carrie Mae Weems at The Frist Center for the Visual Arts

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 12.02.2012 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

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Dominique Strauss Kahn, the Missing Cell Phone, Women and the Timing

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.30.2011 | World
Vivian Norris

Dominique Strauss-Kahn's Achilles' heel is sex, he said so himself. And it is not by chance that the financial Achilles' heel in Europe is also the cultural birthplace of much of what the West stands for: Greece.

PHOTOS:Tower Of Babel Replica Made Entirely Of Books

forum.xcitefun.net | Posted 07.12.2011 | Books

Popular Argentine artist Marta Minujin has created a 25-meter-high spiraling Tower of Babel made from 30,000 books written in various languages. ...

Greeks Lobby For Return Of Parthenon Marbles From UK (VIDEO)

World Focus | Lynn Sherr, Megan Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Greece has been engaged in a long dispute over some of the world's most famous sculptures. The sculptures were taken from the Parthenon almost 200 y...

If We Ask Nicely, Can We Have Our Marbles Back?

Eleni Gage | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eleni Gage

The Greeks have been tripping all over themselves trying to be uncharacteristically polite, lest anyone think them rude because the New Acropolis Museum is also a reproach to the British Museum.

Who Owns Art? Who Owns Democracy?

Karen Essex | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karen Essex

If the Parthenon marbles are returned to Greece from Britain, it should not be done on the basis of returning "colonial booty." These sculptures are a unique and special case.

Six Earth Day Activities for Your Classroom

Ted Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ted Wells

Here are six activities that my fourth grade classroom at The Park School in Brookline, MA has been working on leading up to Earth Day.