Top Positive Greek News: Week of Dec 11-17

Get our staff’s picks for ‘best of the web’  for positive Greek news articles this week. New list every Saturday!

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


From Athens to Washington — A Global Perspective

Q&A with Haris Lalacos, Ambassador of Greece. Read more

Nia Vardalos on Fame, That Greek Wedding and ‘Hamilton’

Like her onstage alter ego. Vardalos, 54, draws on what she knows, rocketing to fame as the writer and star of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, by most tallies the highest-grossing rom-com ever. Read more

Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris to Lead Manufacturing Council

Dow Chemical Co. Chief Executive Andrew Liveris has been tapped to head a manufacturing council. Read more

‘Pick Nick’ follows career of N.C. congressman Nick Galifianakis

Book review: “Pick Nick” by John E. Semonche chronicles the political career of former congressman Nick Galifianakis. Read more

Author presents family memoir

“The Liberty Club” is an immigrant story, a war story, a love story, and a true story, all rolled into one. The book spans more 100 years, following three generations of a Greek family and a French family. Read more

Two Greek sites make top 10 list of this year’s archaeological discoveries

Two archaeological findings in Greece – namely the so-called Antikythera Man and a mass grave at the Phaleron (present-day Faliro) Delta, south of Athens – have been included in the “Top 10 Discoveries of 2016” by Archaeology magazine. Read more

Hydra: a pilgrimage to Leonard Cohen’s Greek island retreat

The tiny Greek island that so enchanted Leonard Cohen in the 1960s still captivates today. Yiannis Baboulias tours some of the haunts that inspired the great musician. Read more

Study: Millennials drink nearly half of all wine in the U.S.

Wine preferences for young people were across the board. When asked, millennials reported buying wine from places as varied as Oregon, Chile and Greece in recent months. Read more


That’s it for this week!

Check back next Saturday for a new list of our staff’s top picks for positive Greek news on the web.

Be well!

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