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07.02.14 Sophie Weiner

Not long after Jarmusch’s genre-redefining Only Lovers Left Alive confirmed that vampires are cooler than you, the new Greek film Norway by Yiannis Veslemes is here to tell us vampires also have more fun. Veslemes’ film follows a dancing vampire named Zanno as he parties and murders his way through a crazy night in 1984 Athens. Norway “could be […]

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04.02.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Greek photojournalist Myrto Papadopoulos brings us these beautiful, almost otherworldly photos of prostitutes in their workplaces. The ongoing photo project, called The Attendants, examines Greece’s ever-evolving sex industry and its relationship with the economic crisis. Prostitution is legal in Greece, but only in licensed brothels — Papadopoulos shot both legal and illegal sex workers for […]

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10.11.12 Andy Cush

Last month, Greece’s right-wing, ultra-nationalistic Golden Dawn party announced that it had opened an office in Astoria, Queens. Several people have pointed to Astoria’s Stathakion Center as the group’s headquarters, and others have backhandedly called for violence against the building. The only problem? The Stathakion Center has no connection whatsoever to Golden Dawn. […]

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10.08.12 Andy Cush

Greece’s Golden Dawn party, which has been widely referred to as a fascist and neo-Nazi organization, recently announced plans to set up an office in Astoria, Queens. Now, many neighborhood residents and politicians are gathering to protest the group’s arrival. “Golden Dawn is an organization of Holocaust deniers, an organization that actually speaks admiringly of […]

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09.24.12 Andy Cush

Greek’s Golden Dawn party, which has been identified by journalists and scholars as a neo-Nazi organization and is “tied to crimes against immigrants and ethnic minorities,” has set up an office in New York, according to the Greek Reporter and Salon. The party received 6.7 percent of the vote in this year’s Greek elections, securing […]

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05.20.10 Marina Galperina

Greek police recently seized two ancient statues that were excavated by smugglers hoping to cash in on over $12 million for the marble twins. The statues are missing some legs and that’s still considered “excellent condition” for something that dates between 550 and 520 BC. […]

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05.07.10 Bucky Turco

It’s not just the mortals of Greece who are upset over the austerity measures intended to keep the country from foreclosing, meet Kanellos the protest dog. The canine has appeared at numerous demonstrations over the past few years and has returned once again to the streets of Athens to show solidarity with its fire-starting brethren. […]

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05.06.10 Bucky Turco

Greece, the birthplace of Western Democracy, is broke, forcing the government to approve an austerity budget calling for massive pay cuts across the boards for workers and a huge increase in taxes—this would include a sharp increase in cost of cigarettes/alcohol/fuel—sending the people into a tizzy on the streets of Athens. Protesters not only clashed […]

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11.23.09 Will Sherman

A Greek jetliner has been reportedly tagged by graffiti writers. In photos posted by REVOK, the words “Stay High” are seen painted along the aircraft’s wing where markings for Olympic Airlines have were covered up since the carrier shut down. Scarce on details, this news is all the more intriguing being reported by REVOK, one […]

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