Anastasia Tsirtsakis

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The hybrid paradox: both fascinating and disturbing

Looking back through history at humanity’s response, it is clear that there is something disconcerting about animal-human hybrids. One need only look at literary representations such as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein …

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The Orthodox Church in the social media era: selfie anyone?

I can still recall the day. Mindlessly scrolling through my Facebook feed, a photo appeared from what appeared to be a wedding ceremony at the local Greek Orthodox Church. It …

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Tackling the taboo of gambling

Australians spend more per person on gambling than any other country in the world, and more on gambling – $21 billion – compared to any other dangerous activity, including alcohol, …

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Thunderstorm asthma isn’t a new phenomenon

The shock death of Apollo Papadopoulos has been remembered again in the media this week, amid an inquest hearing into Melbourne’s rare thunderstorm asthma event in 2016. The 35-year-old from …

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Tourism to Greece reaches record numbers

Travel to Greece is steadily rising with the country expecting to welcome some 32 million tourists; a significant increase from last year’s 27.4 million. With travel now worked into the …

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Natalie Kyriacou OAM named finalist in UN Environment program

Natalie Kyriacou OAM has had to quickly become accustomed to seeing her name in print. The 30-year-old environmentalist has been named a finalist in the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) …

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Preston Market gets ready to honour area’s Greek population

Following on from the success of the Preston Market’s Big Fat Greek Day in 2017, the event is back, and is set to be bigger and fatter than the last. …

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Greek food made healthy, fast and simple

For food blogger and author Tassos Antoniou, the most important moments of his life have taken place around a table. While eating is a necessity, for the Greek-born foodie, cooking …

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Bringing Homer into the 21st century

It’s 2018 and yet Ancient Greece and the works that were produced during this period continue to be consulted with lessons to teach us, as has been the case over …

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Amanatidis sisters return to their westside roots

Just a few months ago, Yarraville locals were given a reminder of the inner western suburb’s Hellenic past, with the opening of Eleni’s Kitchen + Bar. Located in Yarraville village, …