Sign of the times

Twilight Zone

It was never really much of a main street, just five blocks of shops. Despite its illustrious name, the narrow street was never the kind you walked along but instead…

Street in Chora, Patmos

Rules of the House

I had seen the signs for the Hausordnung posted in the S-Bahn before, the “Rules of the House” that govern the access to and use of the train stations in…

Detail from the installation

Tells of Loss

Yannis Kounellis’s untitled site-specific installation now at the Museum of Cycladic Art until September 30th is being presented as a response to the turbulent times in which the Greek people…

Georg Grosz, Lovesick Man, 1916

The Grand Embezzler

Former PASOK Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos was arrested last week on charges of money laundering and tax offenses, including the failure to declare the true value of a €1.8 million mansion…

Harissiadis, Coffeehouse

Wishing Well

On April 2nd I was made 18 wishes. It wasn’t my birthday and I hadn’t gotten a promotion, though considering the situation here, one more week that goes by without…

Yannis Kounellis, Untitled

It’s Our Party

It was the number that grabbed my attention as I was flipping through the pages of this week’s Athens Voice. 63.  Political positions, that is. “Which of these 63 political…

Wolfgang Mattheuer, Der Koloss II, 1970

A Future Imperfect

When I was living with E & J, we’d talk at breakfast about our dreams. Since we did it so often, we got good at remembering our dreams, and so…