Top Greek-related News Articles: Week of May 8-14

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Our staff’s picks for ‘best of the web’ Greek-related news articles this week.

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


New Fox TV series greenlit; Cinespace to add stages

Cinespace continues to expand its stage capability. It’s adding six new stages to its existing 24 stages. Construction of the new stages in its South Building at 16th and Rockwell will start this summer. Read more

Up in the villa in Naxos, Greece

The idea going in was quite simple: I go to a really nice, laid-back Greek island — one with an actual local culture, businesses and income streams outside of tourism — and slide gently into another year of making television whilst maintaining my suntan from summer vacation.  What did I know about Naxos? What did I expect to find?  Read more

Let’s Talk Wine: Celebrating Greece

In Greek mythology, Dionysus, a son of Zeus, was the God of wine. He introduced the grapevine and taught the secrets of its cultivation and fermentation to mortals (among other things, but that’s another story). There were many festivals in celebration of Dionysus and the tradition of festivals still holds in Greece. Here, in the U.S., they are called “glendis” or good times. Read more

 Distinction for two Greek monuments at the Europa Nostra 2016

Two participations from Greece are among the 28 winners between 16 European countries that have received the Europa Nostra 2016 prize-the greatest European distinction in the area of the preservation of cultural heritage. These participations competed in the «Restoration» category and refer to the Byzantine church of St. Peter at the Kastania village in the Mani region of southern Greece and the traditional watermill of St. Germanus at the Prespa region. Read more 

The Morgan Library & Museum holds exhibition devoted to the pastels of Lucas Samaras

During the first three decades of his long career, American artist Lucas Samaras (b. 1936 in Greece) turned to pastel to produce small, intimate works that explored themes present in his better-known paintings, sculptures, and installations. He was attracted to pastel’s bright colors and shimmering surface, and also to the fact that it was an unfashionable medium in postwar American art. Read more

 The secrets of a lost Egyptian city were underwater

Until 1996, two of Egypt’s greatest cities were missing. Then along came French archeologist Franck Goddio, who made an extraordinary discovery underwater.

For 1,000 years, Thonis-Heracleion (known from Greek mythology) was completely submerged. Fish made their homes among the rubble of mighty temples; hieroglyphs gathered algae. Gods and kings sat in stasis, powerless, their statues slowly withdrawing from the world, one inch of sand at a time. Goddio spent years surveying this find, as well as neighboring Canopus, which was rediscovered by a British RAF pilot in 1933 who noticed ruins leading into the waters. Read more 

 Italian-Greek JV Wins TAP Contract

A joint venture between Italy’s Renco and Greece’s Terna has won the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for two compressor stations and a metering station for the Trans Adriatic gas pipeline, the operator TAP said. Read more

 Greece looks to international justice to regain Parthenon marbles from UK

As 200th anniversary of artifacts’ removal approaches, Greek culture minister says government will appeal to courts and the likes of UN. 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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