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When fiction goes beyond the page: the impact of literature on empathy

By Ana López Usó, “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only once.”- George R. R. Martin. When...

What should I watch next?

By Marilena Kagkaraki, It has been that kind of a year when watching a movie might seem like a great option to spend your night...

East Asia and face masks: a long-term love affair

By Theofanis Fousekis,  The region of Asia has a long history behind the usage of protective masks which began well before the outbreak of the...

The problem with geniuses in films and movies

By Niki Angelopoulou, Intellectual, witty, quick on their feet, sometimes awkward or introverted and always very smart. Sounds familiar? These are the archetypal traits of...

Speaking literature: from Shakespeare to Cervantes as inventors of language

By Ana López Usó,  The most common (and correct) thought for the origin of words in the languages we speak is that they either originated...

Exploring the comedy genre in Modern Family

By Mado Gianni, Modern Family. Eleven seasons. Eleven years. So many episodes. Not an easy one to binge on Netflix. Definitely one of the cons...

Book selections constitute a new index in 2020

By George Angelakis,  Taking a look back at December, it is improbable not to notice that bookstores and publishing houses proved to be resilient in...

Investigating the K-Pop industry: Part II

By Theofanis Fousekis,  The hard part starts after someone has been recruited. Firstly, they sign a long-term contract of 5 or 6 years, better known...

El día de los Reyes Magos: tradition, love and innocence around the streets of Spain

By Ana López Usó, For many children around the world the excitement of Christmas finishes on the 25th of December after opening the presents that...

“I Heart Huckabees” is a condensed bachelor of philosophy

By George Angelakis, Over the past years, many movies have managed to break the "just a good movie" barrier and establish themselves as classics in...

And that’s a wrap! 2020 ranked

By Mado Gianni,  2020 has been mostly about Covid-19. I cannot contest that but what I will argue against is the popular opinion that a...

Investigating the K-Pop industry: Part I

By Theofanis Fousekis,  If someone searches around the world for a country that invests so much in their music industry, they will not have to...

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Ο εορτασμός του Μήνα Μνήμης Μαύρης Ιστορίας στην Αμερική

Της Μυρτώς Πιπεράκη, Ο Μήνας Μνήμης Μαύρης Ιστορίας (aka Black History Month) αφορά στην επετειακή αναφορά και παρατήρηση της ιστορίας σημαντικών ανθρώπων και γεγονότων, που...

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Του Εμμανουήλ Προκάκη, Αποτελεί κοινή γνώση ότι η Ρωσία αποτελεί τη μεγαλύτερη σε έκταση χώρα στη γη. Διαθέτει υπό την κυριαρχία της ένα μεγάλο μέρος...

27η Φεβρουαρίου: Mια ημέρα αφιερωμένη σε αυτούς που προσφέρουν ανιδιοτελώς

Της Μαρίας-Χρυσοβαλάντου Ψαρρού, Η 27η του Φεβρουαρίου αποφασίστηκε ως η ημέρα εορτασμού της ανιδιοτελούς και φιλανθρωπικής προσφοράς. Συγκεκριμένα, το 2010 αναγνωρίστηκε για πρώτη φορά διεθνώς...