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...

9/11 and the (Greek) American Identity Crisis

By George Schira* - New York City marked the ninth anniversary of September 11, 2001 this year, a year shy of a decade, at...
Reconstructing New York

Reconstructing: The New Reality of a New-Yorker

By Rygo Foss, Legal Counsel of Skyline Restoration Inc* - 2012 was filled with surprises having enormous implications on the construction industry. No shortage...

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...

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...

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...

The Greek, Armenian and Assyrian Genocides: An Inconvenient Truth

By Lucine Kasbarian* Recent articles in the mainstream media would have us believe that governments around the world somehow question the factuality of the 1915...

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,...

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...

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