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Star Wars trilogy on rise and fall of Skywalkers, an old form of storytelling used from Aeschylus to George Lucas

How many Star Wars films did George Lucas plan? According to Dan Golding in his recent book Star Wars After Lucas, this depends on when Lucas was asked. The often-quoted …

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Diatribe: Reclaiming the Christmas kileche

That moment in the earth’s celestial orbit fast approaches whereby a family meeting is called at Casa della Kalimniou. The sole purpose of same is to allocate by means fair …

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“So mummy… Am I Greek or Australian?”

Many say that ‘there is no place like home’ and that despite having left Greece to migrate to Australia, most migrants of Greek descent continue to feel Greek inside. So, …

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Letter to the Editor: Our heritage is Greek Australian

George Bouzidis laments the term “Greek Australian”. Well Mr Bouzidis, whatever your ethnicity, I am proud of my Hellenic heritage, and that is what it is all about. Telegraphing your …

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A mezuzah beside the door

There is a mezuzah beside the door of my office. This is a piece of parchment contained in a plastic case and inscribed with the Jewish prayer Shema Yisrael, beginning …

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Letter to the Editor: No such thing as ‘Greek Australian’

What’s this business of the term “Greek Australian”? You’re either Greek or Australian – you can’t sit on the fence and be both. Too many “Mickey Mouse” persons who are …

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Web Words: Readers react to Diamataris’ scandals, followed by a church medal by the archbishop

Diamataris’ fake CV and other scandals Andreas Andrikopoulos Forgery and fake papers. JAIL! Joy Ellinida Did he go on holidays? PanchoPano Katsaridis In Greece, these are minor things and the …

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3D printing is helping museums in repatriation and decolonisation efforts

Manchester Museum recently returned items taken from Australia more than 100 years ago to Aboriginal leaders, the latest move in an ongoing debate over calls to “repatriate” museum artefacts to …

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OECD’s PISA scores show Greek and Australian learning results are leaning in the wrong direction

The latest OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results, published Tuesday, show a long-term decline in reading, maths and science skills for both Greek and Australian students. The worldwide …

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Web Words: You know you’re Greek when…

We did a little write-up of things linked to our Greek identity, from the use of the wooden spoon, evil eye and mountza. Then we asked our readers to tell …