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Greek Mythology

Stoppard and Sappho

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 02.18.2014 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

As I read the two new Sappho poems for the first time, I thought of Stoppard constantly. It seemed as if he'd somehow conjured them into re-existing, to me at least, by the graceful, gracious way he treated Sappho in his most recent stage play.

Magritte at MoMA: Mystery of the Ordinary

Liena Vayzman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
Liena Vayzman

Magritte's paintings, while traditional in technique (often oil on canvas), are innovative and witty in concept. Doubling, fragmentation, displacement, and irrational juxtapositions are his favored strategies.

Sequel Sees Author Open Up

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 02.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Savas Abadsidis

I had two different screen names -- one for the regular rooms, and one for the gay chat rooms. Even with the anonymity of a screen name, I didn't want my straight "cyberfriends" to see me in gay rooms.

The Violent Life of a Crime-thriller Writer

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.14.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

The potential for violence lives within all of us, and I'm no exception. Violence in my novels is contrived--it's pure fiction--but reflects a core truth about human nature. It's never meant to be gratuitous, but rather serves the story.

Eros in a Bottle

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 09.24.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

His name is Emmanuel Maniadakis and the "Eros" apple ice cider he produces is strictly made with the purest organic products on the outskirts of Montreal where his vast orchards form an impressive sight.

Proof That There's Always A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Posted 07.18.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Dear NSA, George Orwell Is Watching You

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.16.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's a month of ironies focused on Net freedom and somebody is benefiting from it - with a great sense of humor to boot. Irony 1: "Dear NSA, you can ...

Angelina Jolie: Goddess, Amazon, Woman

Tracey Cleantis | Posted 07.16.2013 | Celebrity
Tracey Cleantis

Much is made over the material girl's multitudes of metamorphosis. For those of you too young to remember, I speak of Madonna. And, yes, the Divine M...

Hangout and About, Part 4: Delta Rae's Storybook Rise is No Myth

Michael Bialas | Posted 07.15.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Delta Rae might sound like the down-home name of a backwoods country singer but it's really just Greek to Brittany Holljes. "I think there are a lot ...

Should God Be Indicted?

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 06.30.2013 | Religion
Janet Tavakoli

My recently published thriller, Archangels: Rise of the Jesuits, is a tale of intrigue about Jesuits who blackmail the pope with secret documents, and...

Aphrodite's Love

Lisa Levart | Posted 06.16.2013 | Arts
Lisa Levart

Aphrodite, who in Greek mythology arose from the foam of the elemental waters, celebrates love and sexuality as an embodied divinity.

Creativity and the Three Graces

Lisa Levart | Posted 05.21.2013 | Arts
Lisa Levart

On a recent, chilly winter afternoon, the three of us met at Grace's magical home. Clay, concrete and painted steel spheres dotted the landscape as though they had rolled down the hill in some prehistoric era, settling in gentle clumps.

Teaching Teens to Challenge the Gods: What We Can All Learn From Classical Mythology (and Percy Jackson)

Pramit Chaudhuri | Posted 12.26.2012 | College
Pramit Chaudhuri

Ask a fifth-grader who the Titans or Giants are and there's a good chance they won't tell you about a football team, but rather about monstrous beings out to overthrow the Olympian gods and destroy the beacon of Western civilization, the United States.

THIS WEEK: How To See 'Celestial Strongman' In Night Sky

Posted 07.25.2012 | Science

By: Joe Rao Published: 07/25/2012 08:37 AM EDT on With the bright moon out of the late evening sky early this week, stargazers will be...

The Greek Crisis As Ancient Myth

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 08.24.2012 | Home

ATHENS, Greece — In Greek mythology, King Sisyphus pushed a boulder up a hill, over and over, forever, in a futile exercise that a few commentat...

Prometheus: Faith Unbound

Pierre Whalon | Posted 08.22.2012 | Religion
Pierre Whalon

What struck me -- besides the quality of the acting, direction, amazing sets, and excellent effects -- was the theme of faith.

Interview With Josephine Angelini, Author of Young Adult Mythology Novel, 'Dreamless'

Lisa Parkin | Posted 08.13.2012 | Books
Lisa Parkin

Along with the rising popularity of dystopian novels in young adult fiction, Greek mythology retellings are finding their way more and more into teen books. Whether it's about Persephone, Medusa or the Furies, no Olympian or ancient myth is safe from YA novelists.

You Already Won the Lottery

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 07.14.2012 | Home
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

Rich or poor, lucky in life or oppressed by it, we each must eventually accept the lot we were given and play the hand we have been dealt or else be but a pawn in a game where others determine the outcome for us.

Flowing Meditation: Dissolving My Daughter Into Water

Jesse Michael Newman | Posted 05.21.2012 | Arts
Jesse Michael Newman

As the scope of the project grew, I began to recognize Rebirth of Gaea as a unique opportunity to reach my full artistic potential.

Reflections in Athens

Anthony Strano | Posted 03.20.2012 | World
Anthony Strano

Things have really gone astray in Greece. The cradle of civilization has tipped over. The baby has been lost.

It's All Greek to Us: Greek Culture Finally Gets Its Due

Stephanie Vlahakis | Posted 03.04.2012 | Home
Stephanie Vlahakis

Headlines keep telling me how lazy Greeks are today, right? Wrong again. 

WATCH: Sassy Gay Friend Goes Greek

Posted 09.11.2011 | Comedy

Sassy Gay Friend is back, and this time he's coming to the rescue of Odysseus from Homer's "The Odyssey." It seems that the book could have been a who...

Kellesimone Waits Taps Into Her 'Power Animal'

Posted 08.24.2011 | Arts

Kellesimone Waits, daughter of musician and actor Tom Waits, reaches into literature, myth and cultural archetypes in her new show 'What's Your Power ...

Persephone, Hubris, and Climate Change

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.05.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

No study is complete without connecting the dots between health care costs and smog, which causes respiratory illness, particularly for the youngest and oldest among us.

'Opa!' The Echo of Life!

Alex Pattakos | Posted 08.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

This story of Lambros and his son, Andreas, shows us that our lives are simply a reflection of our actions. Life will give us back everything we give to it.