Top Greek-related News Articles – Week of January 11-16

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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 picks for top Greek-related news articles this week:


David Bowie: Cyprus is my island (Updated)

Although it’s probably not very well known, the late rock star David Bowie had a connection to Cyprus in the early seventies as his first wife Mary Angela Barnett was born in Ayios Dhometios in Nicosia on September 25, 1949 of English and Polish descent and with American citizenship. Read more  R.I.P. Starman


52 Places to Go in 2016

It’s a big world out there, so we’ve narrowed it down for you. From ancient temples to crystalline waters, here are our top destinations to visit this year.  Read more See which Greek city made the list!


Pioneer in the novel metamaterials research

Costas Soukoulis is a distinguished professor of physics at the Iowa State University. Moreover he worked for the Materials Science and Technology Department at the University of Crete (2001-2011) and he is the founder of the Foundation for Research & Technology in Greece. According to a 2014 Thomson Reuters research, Soukoulis ranks among the top scientists in the world, being a major influence upon the development of his discipline. Read more


Jody Adams announces plans for a Greek restaurant

Jody Adams, the charismatic doyenne of Cambridge’s Rialto and Boston’s Trade, has announced plans for a Greek restaurant. Saloniki (132 Brookline Ave. at Kilmarnock Street) will serve a build-your-own menu: Accessorize a pita, salad, or brown rice bowl with spicy lamb meatballs, honey-braised pork shoulder, or zucchini feta fritters, then top them with spicy whipped feta or charred eggplant. Co-owner Eric Papachristos is from Thessaloniki, Greece, hence the name. Saloniki opens this spring. Read more


Made in Greece Petros Petrohilos: The Greek makeup that transforms the stars of Hollywood and music

He grew up in Athens. In the 90s he left for London where he studied at the London College of Fashion. A city that he loved and decided to make it his new home.With patience, work and much imagination the Peter Petrohilos, one of the leading make up artists in the world, was distinguished.  Read more (in Greek)


3 Greeks among the brightest young entrepreneurs in the world

Forbes magazine published the list “30 under 30” for 2016, featuring 600 of the brightest young entrepreneurs, breakout talents and change agents in 20 different sectors. They were chosen from over 15,000 nominees overall. Forbes is clearly good at the guessing game of who’s about to be increasingly important each year. 3 Greeks are among the list in 3 different categories: Art-Style, Marketing & Advertising and manufacturing-industry. Read more


Troy Polamalu says ‘Kala Christougena!’

The most famous Orthodox Christian in Pittsburgh, if not the nation, has a greeting for his fellow believers today:

“Kala Christougena!” said Steelers safety Troy Polamalu. That’s Greek for “Merry Christmas!”  Read more


Nia Vardalos is finally back as Toula in ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’

Nia Vardalos never sought stardom.

“Because I am a character actor, I thought I would be the fourth or eighth banana on a sitcom and that would be OK,” she noted.

Then she wrote and starred in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” which turned into a blockbuster hit in 2002, and everything changed. Read more

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