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Symbolism behind traditions of Holy Week

Epitaph Greek Orthodox churches try to outdo each other when decorating their Epitaphs. Young girls and women painstakingly position fresh flowers into a wooden bier that serves as the Epitaph, …

Dialogue

Rita Wilson’s Easter: ‘We don’t do bunnies. We don’t do chocolates. We don’t do pastels.’

Rita Wilson is proud of her Greek heritage and she is even credited to turning her famous husband Tom Hanks into a full-blooded Greek. A few years ago Rita Wilson, …

Life

1950’s Mykonos through Robert McCabe’s lens

It was in 1954 that photographer Robert McCabe’s love affair with Greece began, in what was largely a case of serendipity. “I was simply following my older brother, as I …

Life

Greek photographer wins Pulitzer Prize

Greek photographer Alkis Konstantinidis, 35,  won a Pulitzer Prize for Breaking New Photography. He was one of a group of Reuters photographers to receive an award for photos of migrants …

Life

Greek Australian teen entrepreneurs introduce a new underage demographic to the clubbing scene

Back in the ’80s, before the days of photo IDs, you’d borrow the birth certificates of older friends, memorise their details – even their starsigns (because bouncers would ask) – …

Life

Costa-Gavras ‘insulted’ by media criticism of government grant he received

Award-winning director Costa-Gavras expressed his dissatisfaction with comments made following a grant he was given by the Greek government for his next film. He stated his “deep insult” following allegations …

Life

Costa-Gavras gets Greek government grant for screen adaptation of Varoufakis’ book

Greek-French director Costa-Gavras has received a 630,000-euro Greek government grant to film a screen adaptation of a book by Greece’s former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis on the draconian bailouts imposed …

Life

Vissi reduced Australian tour fee after threat to fill Rod Laver with homeless hecklers

Facing financial disaster after disastrous ticket sales, desperate times had called for desperate measures during Greek superstar Anna Vissi’s 2002 Australian tour, so promoter Michael Chugg called in his ‘Mr …

Life

Vallejo Gantner brings experience and excellence to Onassis Foundation in New York

Afternoon mid February in Athens it is cold and sunny and we sat on the balcony of an apartment sipping cloudy ouzo and eating salty olives. We did this almost …

Life

Medea in the era of #MeToo

As part of the Festival Hellenika 2019 program, a second talk will be presented on the Greek mythological figure Medea. But this time around with an entirely different and fresh …