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Greek Americans Make Snow Sculpture of Hippocrates in Astoria

A pair of Greek-American artists used New York's snowy weather to beautify their neighborhood by making a snow sculpture of the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates. Melissa Vadakara and Marios Tzavellas, residents of the Greek-American hub of Astoria, who are prolific...

New Street Art Honors Heroes of Greek War of Independence

Vibrant new street art depicting heroes from the Greek War of Independence has recently appeared on the walls of buildings across Athens, Greece's bustling capital city. While street art and graffiti in the Greek capital often contain political slogans or...

Legendary Greek-American Author Harry Mark Petrakis Passes Away

Harry Mark Petrakis, one of the Greek-American community’s greatest and most beloved authors, passed away at the age of 97 on Feb. 2 at his longtime home near Chesterton, Indiana. He was best known for depicting the life of Greek-American...

Hydra’s Wooden Ships on Their Journey Through History

By Alexander Billinis The use for wood in navigation is older than civilization itself, as it is present in nature. A ride hitched on a fallen log begat the dugout canoe, and the rest is history. The Aegean islanders may have...