It was all Greek to Cleopatra too!

Though Cleopatra bore the ancient Egyptian title of pharaoh, the Ptolemaic dynasty she was a part of was Hellenistic (Greek), having been founded 300...

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...

Designer lifestyles

I don't remember ever looking at a co-worker, student or managing director, for that matter, in the U.S. and thinking 'Wow! Isn't she what...

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...

Why Greek-Americans Are so ‘Churchy’ . . .

When visiting Greece, I am often asked by native-born Greeks why Greek-Americans are so ‘churchy’ – we sing in church choirs, attend church fairly...
Crimea

Crocodile Tears over Crimea…

Those in the West that shed their tears galore about Russia’s invasion in the Crimea, must cut the fanfare because they are as bad...

On Greek Time…

Specificity is not an everyday Greek practice. Sure, we Greeks are very specific about what we believe in, the football team we support, the...

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...

A Greek-American’s Reaction on How Greece Treats Refugees

*By George Asimakis - Ronald Reagan once correctly said that the United States is the only country where an immigrant can feel accepted - truly...

The Current U.S. Interest in Cyprus: “Trust, but Verify”

The following is an Op-Ed by AHI President Nick Larigakis. In the past two months, we have witnessed unprecedented engagement on the Cyprus issue by...

O Giorgakis Mas (Our Boy George)

Teaching an American presidential politics class this fall has been quite an exhilarating academic journey. Teaching it as a Greek American, another matter entirely....

Retail subculture

Greek or American fashionistas share equal amounts of obsessive compulsive behavior when it comes to clothes. Fashion and its ability/promise to glamorize our simple...

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