Monthly Archives: July 2010

all dressed up, but no gas to go

We’re supposed to head out to the Peloponnese tomorrow, but truck drivers are striking, which means they won’t be delivering gas. As I was coming home today, the bus I was on got stuck behind lines of cars waiting to … Continue reading

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greek graffitti–taking back the urban landscape

    Athens is covered in graffiti. When I first moved here, I was shocked at the amount of graffiti everywhere. Even wealthier neighborhoods had a lot of it, though interestingly it never seemed as good as the graffiti in … Continue reading

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some quick thoughts

I would like to quickly mention the murder of Greek journalist Socrates Giolias, not because I have any answers or much to offer on it, but because it’s disturbing and sad. Giolias, a radio journalist and blogger, was murdered at … Continue reading

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the majority of greeks don’t read…so why is the book publishing industry so big?

Out of the five years I lived in Greece and the many summers I traveled there, I have never seen my Greek relatives read. I don’t, for the most part, ever see Greeks read. In fact, out of all my time … Continue reading

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it’s good to be greek

Greeks have been getting a lot of flak lately from the media and, admittedly, from me. I think I’ve always operated under the notion that criticism is more interesting than praise, but that can get boring and predictable. So — since … Continue reading

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greek communist party… get your strikes on

I apologize for not having posted in a while — I was vacationing with family in Pylos this past week (it’s a really beautiful region, maybe one of these days I’ll figure out a way to upload pictures without my USB cord), … Continue reading

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petroula: 10% weather girl, 90% show girl

I was trying to do research for what I thought would be good and important topics to blog about — for example, the Greek Communist Party or racism against Albanians — and then I remembered this unbelievable thing I saw … Continue reading

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