With culture as a space of action, artists can showcase alternative ways of being American in defiance of Trumpism.
The search for love in Cavafy's written life.
Greeks young and old, workers and professionals, showed that in utter hopelessness you can vote to maintain your dignity.
A personal vision of how social change and climate change are connected in complicated ways.
Reality of austerity as seen from the Athens Metro sheds light on recent elections in Greece
What was more dazzling, my view of the Bosphorus with the Aghia Sophia and the Blue Mosque or the conversation? In Istanbul last month I rediscovered what I treasure whenever I go abroad: the well-roundedness and cosmopolitanism of intellectuals in comparison with whom we here appear narrow and specialized.
Literature seems to be everywhere in Cartagena and not just because Gabriel García Márquez still has a house there.
We too find ourselves in a modernidad tardía. That is what my audience reported to me at the Universidad del Rosario in Bogota where I had come to present a series of seminars on Greek culture through the support of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation.
Many travelers still seek solitude among the tourists, the luxury to communicate personally with the ruins. They long to leave their minds on idle, while they enter the vista before them, undisturbed by the other souls striving for the same illusion. I often feel this contradiction of being alone with others when I travel.
Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. That still sums up the way we view culture today. We undervalue its place in the world, always elevating the importance of the economy as a factor in social change. Culture, to change the metaphor, still plays second fiddle, following the lead of the economic conductor.