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Theo Angelopoulos’ ‘Landscape in the Mist’ makes top-100 list

BBC Culture issued a list of the ‘100 greatest foreign language films’ and Landscape in the Mist ranks in the final place. Made by late Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos, the 1988 road …

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Inspired by Homer, Dimitris Papaioannou’s ‘The Great Tamer’ heads to Australia

On the tube travelling on the northern line to Sadler’s Wells, I grab a copy of the Evening Standard and spot a review full of praise for the opening night …

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Greek cheeses and how to pair them

France is internationally famous for its cheese culture and its different varieties of the addictive dairy product, however, Greece has an equally interesting selection of cheese that not many outside …

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The rise of Assyrtiko on the Greek islands

Santorini and Assyrtiko are verses which are often sung about Greek wine, both within and outside Greece. However, Eric Asimov, the respected wine journalist, recently wrote in The New York …

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The concept of home through the eyes of a child of Greek migrants

“Photography has always been it for me,” says Anna Kiparis, who discovered her passion for the medium at the age of 15. The child of Greek migrants, she was raised …

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George Zangalis’ Ode to his Mother, a touching bilingual memoir

Here is an unimaginable scenario: At the end of the horrific civil war in Greece in the 1940s, the Zangalis family in the village of Drymades, in North Epirus, is …

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A work of Greek Australian literature gets a second life, through a vibrant translation

Dina Amanatides is a prolific writer whose literary works have spanned for over 60 years, encapsulating a variety of themes written in different genres, short stories, theatrical plays, haiku, poetry …

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The ultimate laikodimotiko glendi comes to Melbourne

Melbourne Greeks will be treated to a night filled with authentic laiko and demotic music on Saturday 10 November at the Nafpaktian House. The line-up features industry heavyweight Yiorgos Bekios, …

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Modern Greek Studies: Present state, future prospects

The European Society of Modern Greek Studies (ESMGS) co-organised with the Department of Modern Greek Studies at Lund University in Sweden, the 6th European Congress of Modern Greek Studies titled …

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Think the harp is an angelic, heavenly instrument? Maria Christina Harper wants you to think again!

There is a scene in the 1970 Disney classic cartoon The Aristocats, in which said cats – Duchess and her three kittens – are led by the suave alleycat Thomas …