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The Politics of the Marriage Equality Vote

The Politics of the Marriage Equality Vote

When prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis pledged to a pass a law that legalized same-sex marriage and equal parental rights for same-sex couples you would have thought that the approval in the Greek parliament would have been a slam dunk.
The Other Maestro

The Other Maestro

This will sound ethnocentric, but I will admit it: I was hoping for a mention if not a cameo appearance of Dimitri Mitropoulos in the film ‘Maestro’.
The Missing Museum

The Missing Museum

It has occurred to me that Manhattan is in need of a Greek-American museum.
Turkish Charisma

Turkish Charisma

Sports can contribute to peace and understanding, so the saying goes.
About that Flag

About that Flag

I was disappointed with the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs’ response to the wave of criticism he has faced since ordering the removal of a pink flag artwork from an exhibition at the General Consulate of Greece in New York.
They Forgot Cyprus

They Forgot Cyprus

Henry Kissinger’s death brought forth a number of substantial obituaries and articles by American observers reflecting on his life and his career, but there no mention of his role during the Cyprus crisis in 1974.
What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

The late Charles Moskos and I shared an interest in trying to spot a Greek-sounding name during the long list of credits at the end of a film.
Our Archives, Our Heritage

Our Archives, Our Heritage

During a recent trip to Boston I was able to visit two Greek-American archives.
Wanted: A Greek Opposition Party

Wanted: A Greek Opposition Party

Viewed from the United States, where we witnessed the recent dysfunction of the Republican Party in the House of Representatives, the state of Greek politics does not look too bad.
Saving Our Musical Heritage

Saving Our Musical Heritage

Are there any U.S.