This Poetry Month, look no further than John Carr, Insider’s in-house bard, for curative metaphors and imagery.
Sing, Muse, of the pestilence
That out of China hastened hence,
Attacking all, both young and old
Who thought they had just caught a cold.
Yet it turned out to be much worse,
A veritable viral curse
As the clouds go by, they often seem so distant and still, one can hardly imagine how fast the sky darkens.
The 7th Athens Biennale ECLIPSE, due on 25th September 2020, has been outlined as an attempt to grasp the fleeting and ominous signs of an imminent era of agony. A dark period accentuating fears, prejudices, and superst...
WHAT: The Athens Concert Hall follows its ‘Stay Home’ campaign with Claudio Monteverdi's classical masterpiece, The Coronation of Poppaea. One of the first operas to use historical events and people, it describes how Poppaea, mistress of the Roman emperor Nero, is able to achieve her ambition and be crowned empress. Recognising that more than ever,...
From April 3, the Onassis Foundation uploads and shares images, discussions, sounds, emotions, sold-out shows, new podcasts, educational programs, virtual cinematic experiences, online courses, secret concerts on its YouTube channel. Take the best seat on the sofa and tune into the Onassis Foundation’s digital channel, with new content ma...
A brilliant read, full of humour and spontaneity, Polly Samson’s skilled writing offers a fascinating, often voyeuristic account of the sexual jealousy, alcoholism, and bohemian lifestyle that pervaded the creative set in 1960’s Hydra. Recounted through Erica, the daughter of Australia’s tragic literary couple, writers George Johnston and...
Stuck indoors as everyone else, John Carr adds a bit of levity to our unsettling times by thumbing his nose at the Coronavirus.
Coronavirus, what are you?
Methinks you are the devil true,
With horns and lumps and horrid things,
The only thing you lack is wings.
We see your picture on tv:
The way you sidle up gently
Celebrated as an inspiration to all occupied peoples to resist Nazi forces, Manolis Glezos, passed away today at the ripe old age of 98. A lifelong activist, Glezos had a stamp issued in his honour by the Soviet Union and was the oldest elected member of the European Parliament, at 91!
It was on May 30, 1941 when two young Gr...
Reverse the culture shock of not being able to visit our exquisite Athens museums thanks to the wonder of virtual tours, get your fill of art and culture while entertaining your family or self with your sassy technical skills
The Acropolis Museum
Thanks to the Google Art Project the Acropolis Museum is showcased in high-def ima...
Philosopher, grecophile, born-again British pop star… Harry Lloyd – aka Waiting For Smith – is on track for the top. And he has Greece to thank for it, writes Amanda Dardanis.
Five years ago, Harry Lloyd was working as a ski instructor in Courchevel when he hit a mogul and flipped during avalanche training. In the fatef...
We’re not encouraging you to reduce your isolation period to a blurry, bleary, binge session. But if you find it preferable, like Sudha Nair-Iliades, to escape to a world of period drama, a conflict zone or a money-laundering haven, than sit through Trump’s irresponsible pronouncements, here is our watched and vetted choice for th...
This Independence Day offers a rare opportunity to reflect on the ideals our forefathers strove for. The freedoms we take for granted, the fundamental values and the tenets of our society.
'Among all peoples, the Greeks have dreamt life's dream most beautifully.' - Wolfgang Goethe, 1749-1832
It is those beautifully impassio...
If you’re new to Greece you might be confused by the sight of locals everywhere tucking into plates of “bakaliaros skordalia” – fried salty cod with garlic sauce made of potato and olive oil – on Greek Independence Day, March 25.
Aren’t they supposed to be smack in the middle of the Greek Orthodox Lenten period where eating an...