Arts & Culture

Holy fire ceremony draws thousands in Jerusalem as celebration of Easter continues

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THE dark hall inside Christianity’s holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday as worshippers participated in the holy fire ceremony, a momentous spiritual event in Orthodox Easter rites. Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected at the site where the Church of the Holy Sepulcher now stands in the Old City of Jerusalem. ... Read More »

Greek FM refers to destruction of Cyprus’ cultural heritage in occupied north

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Greek Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos, speaking before the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg on the return of cultural objects unlawfully removed from the territory of a member state, referred to the need to return the Parthenon marbles to Greece and the damage that Cyprus` cultural treasures have suffered since the 1974 Turkish invasion. He said that the new directive regarding ... Read More »

‘Palikari,’ a Greek migrant’s story destined to echo in eternity


The documentary was filmed in a number of locations, including Oakland, California, Santa Fe, New Mexico and Chicago, Illinois. The filmmakers also visited a number of sites in Colorado, where the Ludlow Massacre took place. These included Denver, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs It could have been a scene from Orthodox Easter anywhere in Greece: Relatives, friends and co-workers gathering ... Read More »

Chinas’ Red Wine Record: A Lucky Challenge


Last year China made an historic step, outdoing France and Italy in the world placement for the biggest consumer of wine: it’s a matter of luck. Who is the biggest consumer of red wine in the world? The Chinese. They drank over 1865 bottles last year. One glass at a time, the Asian giant made an historic step, outdoing France ... Read More »

Entwining Tales of Time, Memory and Love


Gabriel García Márquez, foreground, with Colombian journalist José Salgar in 2003. As a writer, Mr. García Márquez found the familiar in the fantastic.CreditAndres Reyes/FNPI, via Associated Press The Magus of magical realism, Gabriel García Márquez — who died on Thursday at his home in Mexico City, at the age of 87 — used his fecund imagination and exuberant sleight of hand to ... Read More »

Aegean Islands Photo Exhibition, Brussels

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The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is hosting a photo exhibition on its premises, titled “The Aegean Islands at the dawn of the 20th Century” in Brussels, opening on April 29. It is an event planned as part of the Greek EU Presidency. The exhibition features two series of photographs dating from the beginning of the 20th century (1908-1913), ... Read More »

Joanna Lumley’s Greek Odyssey (1 of 4)


Joanna Lumley’s Greek Odyssey: Joanna starts her epic adventure at the Parthenon in Athens, which was made by the ancient Greeks two and a half thousand years ago. She then travels around the southern region of Greece from Athens to the Peloponnese, looking at different mythical and historic sites created by this great civilization. Read More »