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Color of the Year 2023 Revealed by Pantone

Pantone has officially revealed the color of the year. The New Jersey-based company has announced that Viva Magenta 18-1750 is the hue of choice for 2023. Pantone describes Viva Magenta as "powerful and empowering". The company is considered an authority...

Greek-Colombian Director Spiros Stathoulopoulos Releases New Film ‘Cavewoman’

Greek-Colombian director and screenwriter Spiros Stathoulopoulos debuted his new film, Cavewoman, in Greece last month. Cavewoman is an adaptation of the play Electra, by Euripides. The plot follows the revenge-driven mission of a female resistance fighter to assassinate her own...

The Fascinating History of Syntagma Square in Athens

Syntagma Square is the most historic in Athens and the central point for visitors for sightseeing in the Greek capital

Countdown to Christmas Kicks Off in Athens with Tree Lighting Ceremony

The festive season kicked off in Athens with the Christmas tree lighting at Syntagma Square opposite the Greek Parliament building on Thursday evening. Kostas Bakoyannis, the mayor of Athens, gave the official signal for the illumination of the giant 21-meter-high...

“OK,” Is This Borrowed From the Greek Language, Too?

Ok, or okay, is one of the most frequently used words in the English language, but does it have a Greek origin? One theory on the etymology of OK is that it was originally an acronym for the Greek phrase...

Rolling Stones Honored With UK Collectible Coin for 60th Anniversary

The Rolling Stones, the legendary UK rock band, have been honored with a UK collectible coin for their sixtieth anniversary. The official maker of British coins in the United Kingdom, Royal Mint, has celebrated the rock band’s anniversary by making...

Missing Daughter Reunited With Family After 51 Years

The missing daughter of a family in Texas has been reunited with them after being kidnapped by a baby sitter at only 22 months of age 51 years previously. Melissa Highsmith, now aged 53 years, rejoined her long-lost family after...

Balenciaga Brand Criticized for Sexualizing Children

Luxury fashion brand Balenciaga has been heavily criticized for an advertising campaign that featured young children with sexually-suggestive items. Critics have decried the campaign for its potential to normalize child pornography. The campaign featured images of two female children holding...

Dua Lipa Gets Albanian Citizenship

Pop star Dua Lipa has been granted Albanian Citizenship for promoting global awareness of her home country through her music. The decree awarding her Albanian citizenship was handed to her by Bajram Begaj, the president of Albania, who noted that...

PM Mitsotakis Dismisses as ‘Crap’ Press Freedom Report on Greece

Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis dismissed an international report on press freedom in the country, labeling it as "crap." Speaking at an event at the London School of Economics, Mitsotakis was asked about a series of reports raising concerns...

Shakira Blasts Spain Over Tax Fraud Case

Latin-American singer Shakira blasts Spanish authorities amid her ongoing tax fraud case, as she is accused of swindling $14 million. The Colombian singer, 45, told authorities that she was not a resident of Spain from 2012 to 2014 and is...

The Frontrunner to Become the New James Bond

The quest to find the new James Bond is still underway. Talk around who will become the next person to portray big screen legend has, however, narrowed it down to just one face. In 2021, Daniel Craig decided to hang...

Tattoos Were for Criminals in Ancient Greece

Tattoos were considered a sign of "otherness" in ancient Greece, as it was either foreigners or slaves, criminals, and captives who had tattoos in ancient Greek society. Body modification, such as tattoos and piercings, has been common throughout human societies...

Trahana: Greece’s Healthy Comfort Food Will Warm You Up

Trachanas is a staple Greek recipe ready in minutes, filling, and full of vitamins. However, the process of making it actually takes months.

How Sophia Loren Made Hollywood Fall in Love With Greece

Sophia Loren, the great Italian actress, was the star of the first Hollywood movie ever shot in Greece, on the majestic island of of Hydra.