CULTURE

Varied food for thought

Dromologia, a magazine run by and for the homeless, is out again, with a lively mix of news, views, culture, tips on living cheaply and humor. Highlights: Costas Magos meets a homeless man who can «feel» which prospective MP cares most for people who sleep rough. Fotini Tsalikoglou describes the ordeal faced by women refugees and calls for the harmonization of EU laws on political asylum. Grigoris Papadoyiannis recommends attractive walks in Athens and Piraeus. Well-designed, with cheeky cartoons and a voice of its own, Dromologia is good reading for a good cause. Kazantzakis An international conference on Nikos Kazantzakis starts tomorrow at the University of Crete in Rethymnon, and runs until April 25. Distinguished speakers include Peter Bien, Roderick Beaton and Dimitris Tziovas. ‘Joycesong’ Dr Fran O’Rourke of University College Dublin lectures on Joyce and Aristotle next Tuesday, followed by «Joycesong,» a recital of songs from «Ulysses,» held by the Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at the Danish Institute (14A Hairefontos St, Plaka, April 27, 8 p.m., tel 210.884.8074). Walter Benjamin «The Translator’s Mission,» an international symposium on writer and philosopher Walter Benjamin, takes place on April 29-30 at the French Institute (31 Sina St). Jointly organized by the European Translation Center (EKEMEL) and the International College of Philosophy in Paris, with support from the French Institute, the Goethe Institute and Agra Publishers, the symposium will be in French, German and Greek with simultaneous translation (EKEMEL tel 210.363.9520).