Top Greek-related News Articles–Week of April 10-16

Check out our staff’s top picks of Greek-related news articles we’ve seen on the internet.

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Our staff’s top picks for Greek-related news articles this week:

Local High School Filmmaker Alexia Salingaros Makes it to SXSW for Third Consecutive Year

She may only be 17 years old, but Saint Mary’s Hall senior and local filmmaker Alexia Salingaros is a veteran when it comes to the film festival circuit. 2016 marks the third consecutive year that Salingaros was accepted into the Texas High School Shorts section of the South by Southwest Film Festival. Read more



Rayo OKC signs Georgios Samaras

Rayo OKC announced a late signing Thursday but it was most certainly a better late than never deal.

Georgios Samaras is the latest World Cup-experienced player headed to Yukon to play for Rayo OKC. The 31-year-old Heraklion, Greece native has played 81 games for his national team, scoring nine goals. Read more



Are these wines Greek to you? Give them a try


In my New Year’s column in January, I resolved to expand my pleasure by boldly seeking out new wines to try, even if I ended up not liking them.

And I urged readers to do the same. To further that, I will occasionally write about wines I’ve come across you might not have tried, just to see if you want to add them to your repertoire. Read more



An Archaeologist’s Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab

In 2005 the American art historian and archaeologist Katherine Schwab (b. 1954) began experimenting with graphite and pastel pencil on paper to develop a new method of recording her observations of the Parthenon east and north metopes. A tension emerges between what is preserved and what has been lost, creating a theme of presence within absence. Read more



One of the top chefs in the US

Michael Psilakis has repeatedly acquired many of the food world’s highest honors on the culinary scene. In 2008 he was honored with the Food & Wine’s “Best New Chef and Bon Appetit’s Chef of the Year” and  Bon Appetit’s “Chef of the Year” award. He was also nominated for A-List Chef by Bravo TV, while “Anthos”, his greek prestigious restaurant was nominated for the James Beard Award in the category “Best new restaurant”. Esquire magazine also named him “Chef of the Year”, and his restaurant was awarded a Michelin star. Read more



Pittsburgh woman, native of Greece recounts her experience during the Holocaust

For Yolanda Avram Willis, pretending she wasn’t Jewish in her native Greece during the Nazi occupation was easy. It was worrying about the fate of her Jewish Greek parents that worried her. Read more



12 Best Wines to Drink on a Boat

Sommelier Steven Grubbs of Empire State South in Atlanta has a 1982 Catalina 25 that he sails on Georgia’s Lake Lanier less often than he’d like to. Here, he shares 12 wines that are better than beer for an all-day boat excursion. Read more



Cephalonia: The alter ego of Santorini

These days when it comes to Greek wine, Santorini seems to get all the attention. Well deserved I would say for this breathtaking place with its heritage vines (some up to 400 years old) makes all other regions of the world look rather silly. Yet Greece is not simply Santorini but has other impeccable wine regions to explore. Cephalonia is indeed one of these. Located in the Ionian Sea (west of mainland Greece, with the Aegean sea to its east), Cephalonia has a great potential and can be considered as Santorini’s alter ego. Read more



US envoy Pearce: I’m impressed by the Greek people’s generosity

The US mission to Athens and the 409 Contracting Support Brigade (CSB) of the US Army donated on April 7-8 essential humanitarian supplies for migrants and refugees in Greece on behalf of the US Government Beds, sleeping bags, blankets and other material were offered to the First Reception Service of the Greek Republic for distribution to refugees camps throughout the country. Read more



U Men’s Ice Hockey’s Sam Anas Named 2015-16 AHCA/CCM Hockey All-American

Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey junior assistant captain Sam Anas(Potomac, Maryland) was named to the AHCA/CCM Hockey Men’s Division I All-America First Team, as announced by the American Hockey Coaches Association on Friday, April 8, 2016. Read more



Greek-American business guru helps startups back in the homeland

She was still a postgraduate student at MIT studying mechanical engineering when she and a group of fellow students founded one of the first 3D printing companies in the world back in 1994. Z Corp went on to generate turnover of $30 million before joining the Contex Holding A/S group of companies in 2005. Ever since, Marina Hatsopoulos has acted as an angel investor in several tech firms and sat on the boards of dozens of listed companies and startups. Read more


That’s it for this week! Check back next Saturday for a new list of our staff’s top picks for Greek-related news on the web. Be well!


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