AHI Commemorates the 89th Anniversary of the Catastrophe at Smyrna

The American Hellenic Institute will host a noon forum in commemoration of the 89th Anniversary of the Catastrophe at Smyrna, on September 27 at...

Greek Restaurant Owner Watched the Towers Go Up and Come Down

John Costalas will never forget 9/11. The owner/operator of Essex World Cafe, adjacent to the World Trade Center, has been in this location for many years....

Greek Orthodox Priest Calls Radio Show, Talks 9/11, St. Nicholas

A Greek Orthodox priest, who only identified himself as the priest of the destroyed St. Nicholas Church at Ground Zero, called in to the...

Anthoula Katsimatides Reflects on 9/11; Talks about Memorial

Anthoula Katsimatides lives 9/11 each and every day. That day she lost her brother John, then 31. Since that time, she has served on...

Historical Profile of Greek Music Produced in America

In the U.S.A., betweeen 1910 and 1940, about 2000 discs of “rempetika” songs were recorded. The history of recorded Greek music in the U.S....

Chicago’s Historic Patio Theater Has Greek Roots; Will Reopen Soon

Chicago’s historic Patio Theater, shuttered for the last 10 years, is currently under renovation and soon will reopen under second generation management. Demetri Kouvalis grew...

Ancient Tablets Reveal Babylonian Math Skills

An exhibit of 13 ancient Babylonian tablets in New York has revealed that highly sophisticated mathematical practice flourished in Babylonia nearly 1,000 years prior...

Profile of WW II Famous Greek Soldier Klonis

It is one of the most famous photographs of the Second World War and is taken by the great Eugene Smith. It shows the strength...

Oldest Greek Orthodox Church in Texas Celebrates 100th Anniversary!

Uprooted from their homes and having little money and few language skills, Greeks came to Fort Worth and built happy lives. A big part of their...

New Book Claims Greece’s Failed Economy Stems from 400 Years of Ottoman Rule

Author Pauline Hager crafts an epic novel of the Ottoman Turkish Empire’s cruel subjugation of Greece from 1453 to 1829. Set in the year...

Friday (Paraskeví) The 13th: Greek origins

Friday the 13th occurs when the thirteenth day of a month falls on a Friday, which superstition holds to be a day of bad...

“The Past In Pieces: Belonging in the New Cyprus” by Rebecca Bryant

July 20, 2010 will mark 36 years since the Turkish invasion of Cyprus and the subsequent occupation of nearly 40% of its territory. In her new...

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