People | Dec 2021
A Hugo and Shirley Jackson Award nominated novelist, short story writer and essayist, Nick Mamatas' latest book The Second Shooter hits the shelves wherever books are sold this month. The dark, tightly-plotted and uproariously funny novel is a deep dive into strange conspiracy theories, social media and social strife in America. The Secon...
Culture | Dec 2021
Alexandros Georgiou’s Prince in a Blue Crown at Rebecca Camhi Gallery doesn’t just push boundaries, Cara Hoffman observes, ‘these are dispatches from another universe; a psychic excavation, a revelation.’ Georgiou is a spiritual magpie and the canvas is a tangle with the talismans he has collected; animal heads, maps, biological diagrams.
City Life | Nov 2021
It might have been a different race - but the glorious spirit of the Marathon lives on! Photographer Nikos Karanikolas' compelling images capture the passion, drama and essence of the famed 26.2-mile Athens Marathon, that traces the original route run by Pheidippides from Marathon to Athens. Intimate, fascinating portraits of runners from...
Food & Drink | Sep 2021
Yiannis Karakasis’ new book explores one of Greece’s greater wine regions that produces intriguing whites with a mouth-watering acidity and mineral characteristics but also interesting reds born in the shadow of the volcano. Words by Angela Stamatiadou
Wine writer, wine consultant and wine...
City Life | Sep 2021
Acclaimed author and Athens-based anthropologist Sofka Zinovieff delves deep beneath the surface of Athens in a podcast series that’s designed to decode our captivating capital. In an exclusive interview with Athens Insider, she takes us through cemeteries and bustling farmer’s markets.
Your podcast series Athens Unpacked laun...
People | Sep 2021
A visionary and a go-getter, Karim Ghattas has been one of the most influential personalities in Lebanon’s cultural scene. As the founder of LibanJazz, in a music career spanning two decades, he has befriended, produced and managed some of the most talented musicians from the Med, while leaving his own vibrant, enduring imprint on the mus...
People | Sep 2021
Who knew that a random conversation with a bank teller on a dreary, dank September afternoon in London would have such a profound impact on a young writer’s destiny? A superficial exchange about the clerk’s unusually dark tan led to Cohen hopping on a plane to Athens and heading out to Hydra. Hydra promised the life Cohen had craved: spar...
News | Sep 2021
Not firearms or empty threats. Mikis Theodorakis used the power of his words and his music to rebel against the oppressive junta regime in his native Greece.
He passed away on September 2, 2021, to a hero’s farewell. A living legend, he was known world-over for his catchy score for Zorba the Greek, a film that captures the gen...
People | Jun 2021
“We are in a better place,” smiles Andrea Gilbert, the driving force of Athens Pride festival. “(But) a lot still needs to be done.” As Athens Pride approaches its 16th outing, Karine Ancellin meets the former art critic from Brooklyn as she reflects on the great positive progress that’s been made in Greece - and the injustices still left...
People | May 2021
The new 8-part series, Athens Unpacked premieres with its first two episodes on 19 May. Produced by Pod.gr for This is Athens. A brand new podcast series that’s designed to decode our captivating capital—with acclaimed author and Athens-based anthropologist Sofka Zinovieff getting under the city's tangled chara...
Culture | May 2021
From Pheidias to Michaelangelo, few materials signal high art more than marble—the medium of sculptors. And for Swiss sculptor Tom von Kaenel, it was his quest to work with antiquity’s most prized marble that led him to Naxos, where his sublime and sinuous creations honour the pure lines of the earliest Cycladic sculptors.
People | Apr 2021
Bond star Daniel Craig has got his knives out for Spetses. The English actor is set to be in stylish Spetses - and Porto Heli - in May to reprise his role as super sleuth Detective Benoit Blanc in the sequel to the 2019 ensemble hit, Knives Out.
Daniel Craig is all set to send the temperature soaring this summer as he and his ...