Easter depression

I always got unrepairably depressed at Easter. And the thing about Greek Easter is that it lasts forever. Greek Easter is not just a day and...

Has President Obama Met the Expectations of Greek Americans?

*By Nick Larigakis Less than a year from now Americans will be going to the polls to vote. Up for election are the office of President,...

Summer

Summer in Greek means a whole lot more than it does in English. Naturally, everybody has the ability to take time off and enjoy...

The 8 Best Things about Being a Greek American

We may not be Irish Americans or Italian Americans in huge numbers, but Greek Americans are special and wonderful for so many reasons....

Two ways to be Greek?

Having lived abroad for a decade or two (or three plus...) gives us Greek-Americans a whole new concept of Greekness or Greek identity and...

Grandparents in action

It seems to me, Anglo-Saxons have a great deal less trouble when it comes to the generation gap issue. I cannot picture my grandmother marrying...

Greek Origins of Everyday Words

More than 200.000 words in all the Latin-based modern languages (English, Spanish, Italian, French etc.) originate from Greek, around 70.000 of them directly and...

Petrocheilos, Melissaratos Make Hellenism Shine

As a freshman at Johns Hopkins University, I had entered the Mattin Center looking to find the meeting for the Hellenic Student Association. I...

Greece's Tough 2011: What Role Should the Greek-American Community Play in 2012

2011 was a very difficult year for Greece. In our conversations with unsuspecting full-blooded Americans, we, as Greek-Americans, went from our normal boasting about...
Plato

Hidden Musical Code Found in Plato's Texts

Years after Dan Brown's fictional bestseller "The Da Vinci Code" excited the imaginations of readers worldwide, researchers have been discovering hidden codes in several...

On Loving a Turk… and our Hypothetical Inter-cultural Child

A Greek-American tells her story of finding love in translation and choosing not to take sides in a Greek-Turkish relationship. By Vera Karamanlidis For the past...

Love matters

Falling in love is an international trade. It happens everywhere. We all crave falling in love, one way or another. How we handle it,...

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