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Kalliroi Siganou-Parren: Women’s Rights Champion from Crete

Kalliroi Siganou-Parren

Lets face it, if you had been born in a backwards village in the backwaters of Greece in the 19th century, you would have faced marriage in your teens to a man you had never met or met for a ...

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Greek Americans, Go Trump Yourselves

Trumps and Greek American supporters

How many Greek-Americans support Trump? Gathering from the four staff members of Greek American descent Trump has appointed and the controversial loudmouth, right-wing supporter Milo Yiannopoulos, I’d venture to say “too many.”  It seems that Trump has found many eager ...

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The Love/Hate Relationship with My Greek Culture

Hellenic Tattoos

Being greek is a lot like being bipolar without a formal diagnosis. Now after a season of living in the epicenter of global Greek culture, Athens, I have become even more bipolar than when I started.  The benefit of living ...

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Greek Etiquette

Greek etiquette

Just because you say you’re Greek or grew up Greek style does not mean you know how to act like a Greek when you’re in Athens. After 30 years of living in the States, well, you get unused to the ...

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Greek Crisis Changing Food Habits: Disappearing Fish, Fishermen and Obese Greek Kids


  The worsening economic crisis is hitting the Greek table in a big way. Fish, a staple, is disappearing and making way for cheaper meat alternatives. Fish has become a luxury item so much so that a kilo of grouper ...

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