Nike of Samothrace Tower

This bold building design from renowned Russian architect Vasily Klyukin was inspired by Winged Victory of Samothrace, a marble sculpture of Greek goddess Nike,...

Corrupting Two Languages at Once

Do you fit into the category of hyphenated Americans who (1) learned the foreign words for everyday objects before you learned the English words...

Greek, Married and Political Opposites

The recent elections went by without a hitch in our household. And how can that happen, you may ask, when my husband and I...

A bright & sunny disposition

I heard it from quite a few people: Americans, they say, always see the sunny side of life. If you compare the American-English tone...

Culture Shock regardless

There must be a certain amount of time that dooms you. A certain amount of time that once you go over it, that's that,...

A holiday state of mind

Once June starts approaching, and that may be as early as March or even February (Ο Φλεβάρης κι αν φλεβίσει, καλοκαίρι θα μυρίσει.), Greeks...

It’s the happiest season of all

I love Christmas time! It's glimmering and shimmering and sparkly and lovey-dovey and cute. It's lush and it's fun. Also, scary. Cause it's all...

Ad talk

There was one very annoying ad on my tv today. There's the beautiful lady and the suit-presentable-supposedly-sexy-guy and he is all mushy cause she's...

Sweet Holidays

photo credit: Rachel Portele The Holiday anti-climax in the U.S. pi**** a lot of people off. The first holiday anti-climax wave comes right after Christmas...

Deadly strikes

I was reading the CNN article on the deadly Greek strikes when I came across the following comment by another reader: "Maybe the Greek...

Family time

Easter, Christmas, weddings, anniversaries, baptisms, all fall into the category of "family time". Family time involves organizing & emotionally preparing oneself(if wise), packing, traveling,...

Dress sense

I'm not quite sure where dress sense comes from. Is it a cultural thing? Is it an ideological thing? Is it a stage-in-life kind...

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