Today in the city Athens 29.04.2017
How The Oceans Became Choked With Plastic

Imagine an area 34 times the size of Manhattan. Now imagine it covered ankle-deep in plastic waste — piles of soda bottles and plastic bags, takeout containers by the mile, drinking straws as fa...


Why a fashionable young audience flocked to hear an obscure Greek composer's soundscape

Until this week, Georges Aperghis was a Greek composer never on Monday. At least never on the Monday Evening Concerts, which devoted its last concert of the season to him. Born in Athens in 1945 and l...


Deadly summer sailing season begins

The first fatalities of the summer sailing season when Europe's seas swallow up thousands of migrants, many of them refugees fleeing conflict, has begun. At least 16 people were drowned when their b...


Kill the EU

The results from the first round of France's presidential election are likely to be over-interpreted as a reprieve for the European Union. The pro-Europe candidate Emmanuel Macron won nearly one-fourt...


Georgia Recruit D'Antne Demery Arrested After Physical Altercation with Woman

Incoming Georgia football recruit D'Antne Demery was arrested Saturday on two misdemeanor charges after allegedly being involved in a physical altercation with a woman. Anthony Dasher of Rivals report...


Can American Democracy Survive The Era Of Inequality?

Only in our obsessively data-driven era could an issue as socially profound as economic inequality be almost exclusively presented as a mathematical abstraction. Over the past 30 years, an equation ha...



Why Trump is beating a hasty retreat from populism

It's practically official: The Trump administration is in full retreat from its array of right-wing populist promises. Instead of scrapping NAFTA, they are merely looking for minor adjustments. Instea...


Europe's troubled past comes to light

In the summer of 2012, British photographer Lewis Bush traveled by bus, train, and boat through 10 European Union countries. Franco-Prussian War monument, Berlin. | (Lewis Bush) "Everywhere I went I...


What Trump And Xi Can Learn From The Athens Vs. Sparta Rivalry

At this week’s Mar-a-Lago summit, Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping are expected to negotiate a host of urgent issues, from trade terms and currency manipulation to the South China Sea and...


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