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Nobel Prize-Winning Novelist Orhan Pamuk: Turkey No Longer Secular

Orhan Pamuk, Turkey’s Nobel prize-winning author, has criticized the Turkish government’s decision to convert Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia into a mosque. “There are millions of secular Turks like me who are crying against this but their voices are not heard,” he told the BBC on July 10. “To convert it back to a mosque is... Continue Reading →

The Greek Easter Translated

The Bluffer’s Guide to Pascha: Greek Easter Translated Pass yourself off as a local at Easter by learning the key customs, traditional dishes and how to say them all. Where the technicolor, somewhat debauched Carnival ends, the 40-day religious fast, or nisteia begins. When strictly observed, the basically vegan diet forbids the consumption of olive oil on Wednesdays and Fridays... Continue Reading →

Ο «El Tio» και το “La la la” του Naughty Boy ft. Sam Smith

Πριν από λίγα χρόνια ο Naughty Boy με σκηνοθέτη τον Ian Pons Jewell, έκαναν ένα video clip για το τραγούδι “La la la” με κεντρική ιδέα το μαγικό ταξίδι ενός αγοριού και με αναφορές στη λατρεία του γνωστού στη Βολιβία “El Tio” («Του Θείου») αλλά και τον “Μάγο του Οζ” (“The Wizard of Oz”).               ... Continue Reading →

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