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Greek Dinner Around the World January 15, 2015
Cultural Heritage / Greece

Greek Dinner Around the World January 15, 2015

Imagine a dinner party to celebrate Greek culture, cuisine, philosophy and heritage around the world with family, friends, and new friends. This is Greek Dinner Around the World on January 15th. An idea that was sparked last year by the film Kiveri by Panayloti Yannitsos (@pyannitsos) and a conversation over Twitter with authors Marjory McGinn … Continue reading

Damascus Hide and Seek: Synagogues and Sotheby’s
Cultural Heritage / Syria

Damascus Hide and Seek: Synagogues and Sotheby’s

Special report by Adam Blitz. On 17 December 2013 Sotheby’s (New York) commenced its Important Judaica sale. To be auctioned was “An Exceedingly Rare Hebrew Synagogue Carving” (Lot 93). Sotheby’s catalogue states that the object was made of Walnut and incised with seven words from Psalm 19 verse 9 framed by an ebony border and inlaid with … Continue reading

Where Angels Fear to Tread: Father Paolo dall’Oglio in Syria
Leaders & People / Syria

Where Angels Fear to Tread: Father Paolo dall’Oglio in Syria

Special report by Adam Blitz for Father Paulo’s 60th birthday, who continues to be held captive in Syria.
“Paolo’s vision was to create a monastic order dedicated to Abrahamic hospitality and Christian-Islamic dialogue and, until the war, Deir Mar Musa was a meeting point for Syrians of all faiths from across the country… Continue reading

Poetry by Apollo Papafrangou
Poetry

Poetry by Apollo Papafrangou

Apollo Papafrangou’s poetry rips aways any protection of sensibilities to reveal the rawness of love, disappointments, rejection, and, the intense pain of heartbreaks. “Poems are just distilled thoughts.” Papafrangou explains, “I’m drawn to the form because there are certain ideas I may have that don’t lend themselves to the narrative form — concepts I want to … Continue reading

The OPA! Way: Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life & Work
Books / Greece / Innovation / Leaders & People

The OPA! Way: Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life & Work

The muses dance today for the release of The OPA! Way: Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life & Work by Alex Pattakos and Elaine Dundon. The OPA! Way is a modern day classic. It reveals the secret to finding meaning, purpose and ultimately, joy in life by following the wisdom of ancient Greeks, their mythology, philosophy … Continue reading

ArchaeoVentures: A Digger & A Diver Chisel Through to the 21st Century for Women In Science
Cultural Heritage / Leaders & People

ArchaeoVentures: A Digger & A Diver Chisel Through to the 21st Century for Women In Science

  Katie Paul and Justine Benanty, founders of ArchaeoVentures, launch today a weekly online video series to advance women in science beyond the stereotypes to feature lively dialogue on current scientific archeological research both in the ground and underwater and in environments with increasingly global political, humanitarian, and environmental challenges. An Anthropologist and Archaeologist, Paul, … Continue reading