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…

Berenice Abbott, Blossom Restaurant, NY (1935)

Keeping Shop

I first walked into the seamstress’s shop on the last day of its relatively short business life. It had been there for about three years, just two blocks down from…

Martin Kippenberg, Metro Net

Going Nowhere

Natalie was pissed. It wasn’t one of those parties you could be fashionably late for, it was cocktails at the Rector’s. And even if it had been one of those…

Ken Ohara, from With

Diminished Prospects

“This doesn’t look like a country in crisis,” my cousin said. We were walking along the broad cobblestone walkway that skirts the base of the Acropolis on its way down…

Street fighting before Parliament Building in Syntagma

Fault Lines

The closer you get to the main square in downtown Athens, the one across from the Parliament Building and the National Garden, the more marble you see. Grand neo-Classical buildings…