In for the Kill: Greece’s Economic Crisis

by Ilias Kountoupis Allow me to put graphically how my fellow countrymen are feeling right now: ridden hard by domestic politicians, pursued by international speculators lurking in the dark, and put away wet, exhausted, and abused. And now our pursuers are closing in for the kill, their appetite for blood reinvigorated just as our government […]

Revisiting the Armenian Genocide

reported by Ilias Kountoupis ___________________ During his presidential campaign, President Obama voiced numerous times the necessity to recognize what historians assert as the first holocaust of the 20th century, the Armenian Genocide. Unfortunately, after his ascension to the presidency, his words were rendered to an unfulfilled pledge, and this was not the first time this […]

Revisiting the Armenian Genocide

During his presidential campaign, President Obama voiced numerous times the necessity to recognize what historians assert as the first holocaust of the 20th century, the Armenian Genocide. Unfortunately, after his ascension to the presidency, his words were rendered to an unfulfilled pledge, and this was not the first time this promise to the Armenian community […]

When it Comes to Television, I’m Sworn to Piracy

On the delivery of powerful imagery and perceptions of what our lives either should be or actually are, television has done a wonderful job as a messenger, so far. From the far heights of the Hollywood hills to the shores of the Greek islands, television shows have set the standard on what we westerners all […]

Running Out of “Fuel” – One Staff Writer’s Experience with Writer’s Block

What makes a writer undoubtedly good? Is it creativity? Is it imagination? Or, is it personal experience? When is it easier for a writer to put thoughts, emotions, and ideas smoothly and effortlessly into valid sentences? Are there any periods in a writer’s life when the act of writing seems like the easiest thing in […]

Greece ─ Remember, Remember the 6th of December!

It’s easy to forget. We open our memory’s garbage bin and in we throw all our bad experiences and sad memories. When it comes to personal affairs, this practice is acceptable. But when it involves bits and pieces of a nation’s collective memory, it can cost us our wellbeing and social solidarity. Amongst we Greeks, […]

A Future of Immigration

Greece has always played a starring role in the history of human migration. Depending on whatever socioeconomic and political conditions exist, Greece’s population has provided some valuable examples in regards to the incentives behind immigration and emigration. These are widely known as “push factors” (reasons to emigrate), and “pull factors” (reasons to immigrate). According to […]

A Parallel (Apple) Universe

A month has passed since Steve Jobs’ latest keynote speech during the opening ceremony of the World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Despite the malicious rumors about Jobs’ health, he succeeded in presenting another captivating and passionate speech. The “main course” was none other than the second generation iPhone 3G. Yet, the announcement of […]

Gossip Girl

While I was in New York, I was trend-spotting with my friends. One TV show made the top of the list: Gossip Girl, the must-see teen drama on television today. Suddenly, shows like the O.C. and One Tree Hill seem so ‘last century’. Gossip Girl has taken television two steps ahead and after watching last […]

Greek Blogging Laws

Press-gr. is one of the most visited Greek blogs, whose purpose is to critique the Greek government and society and to provide news that goes under the radar of the mainstream media. I visit it daily to get information about government scandals and corruption. Some posts are bogus, but most are accurate. The Greek government […]