Dean Kalimniou

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Diatribe: The enigma of the arrival and afternoon in Melbourne

Giorgio De Chirico, an Italian painter who was born and raised in Volos, painted The Enigma of the Arrival and the Afternoon in 1912. An eerie mood and strange artificiality …

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2019 KAZAMIAS: Pensive prognostications

JANUARY • Julia Banks attempts to form a new party. • Peter Dutton attempts to crash Julia Banks’ party and is exiled to Philip Island as a queue jumper. • …

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A Pentelic Christmas Dialectic

«Καλά δε νιώθς; Μη μ’ βανς ομελέττα, αφού δεν αρταίνουμι». My grandmother placed the pan on the table and stared at me in horror. If looks were capable of parakinesis, …

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A narrative of dysfunctional resurrection

“How impossible the perfect finality of immolating you in wine – a bottle already emptied.” -George Mouratidis Central to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is the exploration of unfulfilled longing, or rather …

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Για τα λεφτά: when the Greek clubs get ‘pork barrel’ dollars

«Τι τα θέλεις τα λεφτά, να τα κάψεις, τι τα θες;» Eleni Vitali. «Για τα λεφτά τα κάνεις όλα» Antypas. Recently, a friend, who is on the committee of management …

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GOCMV goes Byzantine

If one was called upon to guess the identity of the structure occupying the photograph accompanying these words, two possible answers suggest themselves, the first: that this is a representation …

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The great Greek tuckshop blockade

“That stupid kid,” my friend raged as his son cowered in the corner, protecting his carefully coiffed hairstyle from his father’s verbal onslaught. “A detention again! Can you believe it? …

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James Joyce, the Greeks and Orthodoxy

“I speak the tongue of a race the acme of whose mentality is the maxim: time is money. Material domination. Domine! Lord! Where is the spirituality? Lord Jesus? Lord Salisbury? …

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Death In Northern Epirus

I don’t think we will ever know the exact sequence of events that led to the recent shooting death of Konstantinos Katsifas in Northern Epirus. The official version is that …

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The Orthodox schism

“Do not err, my brethren: if anyone follow a schismatic, he will not inherit the Kingdom of God. If any man walk about with strange doctrine, he cannot lie down …