Michel Dragon: First Greek of New Orleans

By Steve Frangos - June 4, 2018

Michel Dragon was born in Athens sometime around 1739 to Antonio and Eleni (nee Clino). Dragon is the first documented Greek to permanently settle in […]

Anthony James: a Most Original Artist

By Steve Frangos - May 20, 2018

Born James Anthony and later reversing his name, Anthony James is one of those actors so inherently talented that is forever typecast after the very […]

The Grisly Tale of the Sultan’s Brother

By Steve Frangos - May 15, 2018

I grew up in the northernmost neighborhood of Chicago. Not a place one would suspect of hearing about Koutsovlachs, Slavs, long-barreled Albanian rifles carefully wrapped […]