Category Archives: Arts & Culture
‘ He was Mandela’s lifelong lawyer and friend, and a constant visitor throughout the prison years ‘ Interview: George Bizos Why were Mandela, Sisulu, Mbeki and company perceived to be so dangerous by the state? Well, the South African state, being an oligarchy, was concerned about its safety. They knew that the vast majority of the oppressed people were against them. They, themselves, created the myth that the … African population in the country were happy with their lot, they … Continue reading
Prime Minister David Cameron returned from his tour of China with a message for Britain’s schoolchildren: forget French and German, it’s time to learn Mandarin. David Cameron, prime minister of U.K., talks with students at a subbranch of Longjiang Road Primary School in Chengdu on Dec. 4, 2013. Source: ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images A foreign language will be compulsory in primary as well as secondary schools starting in September 2014. In most schools that means French, the language of the U.K.’s nearest neighbor, with … Continue reading
The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme, in partnership with the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect is organizing a high-level discussion Dr. Raphael Lemkin, who coined the word “Genocide”. UN Photo Monday, 9 December 2013 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ECOSOC Chamber, Conference Building, UN Headquarters in New York REGISTER ONLINE (by Friday, 6 December 2013) The high-level event will mark the 65th anniversary of the United Nations Convention for the Prevention and Punishment … Continue reading
‘ satire ‘ The Australian has lashed out against the forces of cheap comment, the Triple J set and callow young reporters. ‘ This was the plan all along, writes evil new media mastermind Ben Pobjie ‘ Dennis Shanahan Like any normal healthy young writer, one of my favourite things in the world is to gloat. When one’s scheming pays off, when one gets to see the enemies one spent so long trying to bring down cowering and sobbing before … Continue reading
Five Thessaloniki museums celebrate the city’s culinary culture and participate at the Thessaloniki Food Festival with “Yummy Museum.” Starting from December 3, the museum restaurants will be serving five menus inspired by five works of art exhibited at each of the museums. The Archaeological Museum, the Byzantine Museum, the Tellogleion Foundation the State Museum of Contemporary Art and the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art participate at the event. The Archaeological Museum draws inspiration by the splendid mural of the Agios … Continue reading
«Μες το μαχαλά πέφτει κουμπουριά οι Ζεϊμπέκηδες χορεύουν στου Δελή Θρακιά Πίνουνε ρακί τρώνε παστουρμά και χτυπάνε τα ποδάρια με τα γεμενιά – Παλληκάρια ένα κι ένα με σαλβάρια κεντημένα και χρυσά κουμπιά Έχουν τα σπαθιά στα χέρια και στο στόμα τα μαχαίρια Γεια σας ρε παιδιά!» The above lyrics, penned by the immortal Pythagoras Papastamatiou captured my imagination like no others during my childhood. Listening to Dalaras’ version, amidst the tinny tinkling of the santouri, I pictured myself as … Continue reading
Internationally renowned British novelist Jonathan Coe will be interviewed by journalist Marilena Astrapellou at the Onassis Cultural Centre on December 4. Following the publication of his latest novel, Expo 58, in Greek, Coe will discuss the British gift for satire and how Europe has always been a battlefield of clashing political interests Admission is free and simultaneous translation will be provided for speakers using a language other than Greek. You can also watch the interview in live stream on www.sgt.gr.
The Guilds of Art music festival will run at the “CAMP!” from December 2 to 4. Artist Elina Theodoropoulou is inspired by composer and leading post-war avant-garde figure John Cage and the musicians present works from the entire spectrum of the academic western tradition, with the sole purpose of communicating and offering an aesthetic enjoyment of music.
The ruling AKP government and Gülen movement supporters, who have locked horns over the plans of closing down prep-schools, have settled scores through daily newspapers Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen is seen in this file photo. CİHAN Photo ‘The bitter ongoing dispute between the Turkish government and the movement of Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen has escalated to the front pages of daily newspapers, with both sides bidding to refute each other’s claims over the government’s alleged secret moves to put an … Continue reading