Russia, 2013, gay rights activist detained by police

Keep Talking

The 2014 Winter Olympics will be held in a country where it has become a crime to portray same-sex relations as equal in value to heterosexual ones. They will be…

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…

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Seeing German

In the autumn of 1930 Edvard Munch executed a series of very unusual drawings and watercolors. All have one thing in common: a stain. In some cases, it is a…

Geert Goiris, Suspension

The Face of the Enemy

My friend Adrianne has started a group blog called Greece, Voices Inside. She started it in order to provide a forum for us who are witnesses to this crisis, a…

Athanasios Argianas, Song Machine 16

A Body of Evidence

Last August Jörg came down with his adorable Scottish boyfriend, Nathan, to join Nikolas and me on the island. They brought along their friend Emil, a tall blond marketing executive…