Fotis Kapetopoulos

Dialogue

Farewell Athens… Covid-19 dispatch from Greece

Athens, Wednesday, 11 March: I was leading my annual arts and cultural tour of Athens, from 9-13 March. Artists and producers from outside Greece come to Athens for five days …

Life

Alex Proyas: Looking for a new country in filmmaking

“The last 10 years have been a nightmare for me,” says director Alex Proyas. Two major movies have fallen over: Dracula, based on the historical figure of Voivode of Wallachia, …

Dialogue

Labor wants to resuscitate its Multicultural Policy

The Australian Labor Party (ALP) wants to reignite its commitment to multiculturalism and migrant aspiration. Its defeat to the Coalition last year shone a light on what many see as …

Life

Pavlidis, Australia’s emerging jazz star at the Melbourne Recital Centre

Richard Pavlidis is a fresh faced jazz troubadour in Australia’s jazz scene. Origins, the title of his show at the Melbourne Recital Centre’s Salon on Friday 7 February launches a …

Dialogue

Do we need to ‘reboot’ our policy of multiculturalism?

Labor MP Dr Anne Aly, in a media report on 25 January, called for a ‘reboot of multiculturalism’. The Labor MP recounted how when attending a medical appointment in her …

Dialogue

Will Morrison burn for us?

Prime Minister Scott Morrison last week announced a “far-reaching” inquiry into the catastrophic fires burning across Australia. It will be “wide ranging, and include climate change”. He also denied that …

Features

Cross-cultural love and Christmas tidings

By the mid 1980s up to 40 per cent of all Greek Australians were marrying outside their cultural group, the number is now higher. Neos Kosmos reached out to a …

Dialogue

To be a wog or not to be

Nick Giannopoulos, of Wogs out of Work fame, warned that he would take “legal action against comedians using the word ‘wog’ to promote their shows.” The successful stage production Wogs Out …

Dialogue

Vale Victor Borg, an advocate for migrants and ethnic communities in Australia

Victor Borg AM, Barrister, Chairman Maltese Community Council of Victoria, former Chairman of the Ethnic Communities Council, and author of significant policy documents died last week after a long illness. …

Life

Christos Tsiolkas talks about ‘Damascus’: The dawn of a new creed

‘Damascus’ is Christos Tsiolkas’ most demanding book. Based on Paul’s transformation from Saul and his travels, the novel seeps into one’s skin. It draws out dreams and creates sleepless nights. …