Dean Kalimniou

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Diatribe: Ego, Favorinus

“Look,” Jani, my grandmother’s Albanian neighbour’s son, interrupted me. I was in the process of waxing lyrical about his father’s hometown of Fieri, near the ancient Greek city of Apollonia …

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Diatribe: One people at the 32nd Lonsdale Street Greek Festival

“G’day,” a portly middle aged man sporting a grey, Fu Manchu-like goatee and wearing an eighties Bundaberg Rum t-shirt, approached me at the Epirus Cultural Stall during the Lonsdale Street …

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Diatribe: Variations on a (musical) theme

It was an impromptu festive gathering of friends with musical pretentions that turned into an inebriated parody of virtuosity. One after the other, we proceeded to infuse with spirit of …

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International Gothic and Pontus in crisis

Mystery surrounds the exact date that renowned fresco painter Antonio di Puccio Pisano, also known as Pisanello, painted “St George and the Princess of Trebizond,” widely held to be the …

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Tsitsipas Deus: Abdul the motor mechanic and his take on Greek glory

Abdul the motor mechanic, is one of my oldest and closest friends. Heavily bearded and bodily hirsute, he hails from Florina. His original nickname was “freebie” because years ago, in …

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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 …