In contrast to the speed with which we took up the previous doses of the vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, Greeks are hesitating over the fourth dose.

05.01.2022 / 21:30

For some reason, “Don’t Look Up,” a film directed by Adam McKay and released on Netflix shortly before Christmas, appears to have divided its audience between those who adored it (excessively) and those who detested it (excessively).

30.11.2021 / 18:49

Christos Chomenidis was awarded the European Book Prize (Prix du Livre Europeen) for his novel “Niki” on November 15.

22.09.2021 / 22:16

With the exception of Constantine Karamanlis, can Greece’s conservative right really claim to have produced much in terms of great political leaders? 

13.07.2021 / 21:30

The UEFA European Football Championship final, like the rest of the tournament, took place at the “wrong” time.

25.06.2021 / 15:33

It was raining when we met on the morning of June 14. The organizers of the event were anxious: Later that evening, Zubin Mehta, was to conduct the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

03.12.2020 / 19:31

Saturday evenings and Sundays make you painfully aware that there’s a pandemic, as the center of Athens is like a desert landscape come Saturday afternoon.

20.11.2020 / 09:45

One side demands that rallies like those commemorating the 1973 Athens Polytechnic uprising against the junta be allowed but are opposed to church services. 

30.09.2020 / 21:01

Some Greeks have this persisting fantasy that Orthodox Russia will always be on Greece’s side. It is a very convenient fantasy that is exclusively based on the two countries’ shared religious tradition. It is, of course, a fallacy. 

27.08.2020 / 11:04

There are more than a few scientists who say that there are diseases that have remained buried in the icy parts of the world for thousands of years now. Climate change and the ice melt, at the poles in particular, may bring them to the surface, “waking up” all these invisible, tiny sleeping giants.

20.08.2020 / 21:13

The feeling when you look out of the hospital window is that life is out there and it is passing you by indifferently, cold toward your small, insignificant drama. It is as if you have been immobilized in a static parallel universe.

22.01.2020 / 21:03

Sam Mendes’ war epic “1917” has captured the attention of audiences and critics alike; it’s also an Oscar favorite. Watching the film made me think about Greece’s experience in the Great War.

19.01.2020 / 00:58

It is ironic that in politics a smart move can coincide with a failed one. Starting with the second, the government’s admission, by the prime minister himself, that it was actually not prepared to deal with the refugee crisis, leaves an unpleasant taste.

19.12.2019 / 19:09

Recently I was traveling through a provincial town where I met with a journalist at a local newspaper. An old-timer, who had set up his own paper, one of the town’s really experienced veterans, he conveyed to me his deepest concern: The country’s financial crisis had essentially demolished his work.

26.11.2019 / 16:44

Greece might be the only country where the smoking ban has triggered so much resistance, transformed into a battle against repression, a human rights issue.