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  • Sid Ganis
    At the Movies with Sid Ganis

    The legendary Hollywood studio honcho and producer on his life making movies So how does a Greek-Jewish kid from Brooklyn get into the movie business and run several major studios and head the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and...

    • Posted January 15, 2014
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  • From The Editor - Dimitri C. Michalakis
    An Ode to Brooklyn

    The incredible story of Sid Ganis in the movie business is not only about how much he accomplished in one lifetime (literally a Forrest Gump saga—a movie he green lighted—of how he worked with and met practically...

    • Posted January 15, 2014
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  • From The Editor - Dimitri C. Michalakis
    Our Special Christmas

    When my father became principal of Plato School in Chicago during the 1960s we lived in a house on Lotus Avenue that was a short walk for me every morning past everybody’s front yard (a novelty to...

    • Posted December 14, 2013
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  • From The Editor - Dimitri C. Michalakis
    We should be thankful?

    We should be grateful. As we go to press the people of the Philippines are reeling from a super typhoon (super–the new word in our weather future) that has devastated the country and killed thousands. The people...

    • Posted November 13, 2013
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  • From The Editor - Dimitri C. Michalakis
    The global village

    There are recent arrivals from Greece in a steady stream, and Greeks arriving from other parts of the world, but the last great Greek immigrant wave to the United States is more than fifty years old (America...

    • Posted September 7, 2013
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  • From The Editor - Dimitri C. Michalakis
    Greeks in Media

    Since Greeks need to be heard on any subject (just sit across the table from them) and since they’ve done well in business and many other fields, you’d think they would get into the media big-time so...

    • Posted June 19, 2013
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  • From The Editor - Dimitri C. Michalakis
    Spring springs eternal

    Mario Frangoulis says he sees himself as more than just a  singer: “I see myself as an ‘ambassador’ for Greece and an ambassador for all that Greece stands for: great poetry and music, culture, an incredible language,...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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  • Dimitri C. Michalakis
    From the Editor: You can go home again

    Director Alexander Payne says he plans to go to Greece in June and perhaps stay there for a while to shoot some film, and hone his language skills, and reconnect with his heritage. (His family comes from...

    • Posted March 6, 2013
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  • Dimitri C. Michalakis
    From The Editor: WHY NOT?

    New York has a checkered history of billionaires running for public office (most have flamed out) but Mike Bloomberg spectacularly succeeded (at least for two terms) and gave eternal hope to billionaires looking for any new challenge....

    • Posted January 10, 2013
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