- From Tosca to La Boheme to Madama Butterfly, Soprano Eleni Calenos Scales the Heights of the Opera Repertoire
- Pappas, Sarbanes, Bilirakis Introduce “OXI Day” Resolution
- Master Blender Nicholas Syris, Founder of LH Premium Cigars and Lounges: “The cigar is the great equalizer”!
- Hellenic Classical Charter School – Park Slope (HCCS-PS) recognized as National Blue Ribbon School
- Reigniting Hellenic Spirit: Kazantzakis Literary Symposium
All posts by Demetrios Rhompotis
Greek Tennis Player Stefanos Tsitsipas Wins Nitto ATP Finals Crown
Stefanos Tsitsipas captured the biggest title of his career on Sunday, November 17 making the successful transition from 2018 Next Gen ATP Finals champion to the Nitto ATP Finals crown, 12 months on. He also became the...
- Posted November 18, 2019
Master Blender Nicholas Syris, Founder of LH Premium Cigars and Lounges: “The cigar is the great equalizer”!
Each time that I go to Owl Cigar Shop/lounge in New Heaven, CT I look for something new to try. Needless to say that as the time goes by that’s becoming harder and harder. But even when...
- Posted October 26, 2019
Kurds against …Turds!
Greece should demand permission from the US to occupy 30 kilometres worth of Turkish territory in order to relocate there the illegal immigrants that come from Turkey! Sounds like a joke? It shouldn’t be! It’s exactly what...
- Posted October 26, 2019
Greek Education that makes us better Americans!
We devoted the last three covers of the magazine to education by showcasing three teachers from various generations and backgrounds. We did this because we believe education in general and Greek American education in particular find themselves...
- Posted July 12, 2019
Pascha, whether early or late in the year, also marks the beginning of spring: the rebirth of nature. Trees are budding, the grass becomes greener, days are longer, clothing becomes lighter – perhaps too light – and...
- Posted April 25, 2019
Leadership 100 Chairman Argyris Vassiliou: Recruiting the Best and the Brightest
Leadership 100, the preeminent Greek American membership organization, will celebrate its 35th Anniversary with the 28th Annual Conference, February 21-24, 2019, in Boca Raton, Florida. This conference marks an important milestone for the group which has already...
- Posted January 2, 2019
Happy NEO Year!
Thanks for the support, love and encouragement!! John Sakellaris, Chairman of Pangregorian Enterprises and NEO’s cover in January 2017, received a framed, printed on canvas NEO cover at the organization’s recent Christmas party. Mr. Sakellaris with Metropolitan...
- Posted January 2, 2019
More than a cookbook: an ambassador to Lefkada and Greece!
It is with great pleasure that we feature in this issue Maria Katopodis-Zoitas and the debut of her stunning new cookbook and personal history that is also a labor of love and which took nearly two years...
- Posted December 2, 2018
The Patriarch did the right thing with Ukraine
The Ecumenical Patriarch did the right thing by finally conceding autocephalous status to the two schismatic Orthodox Churches in the Ukraine which had left the Church of Moscow after the country became independent. The Mother Church acted...
- Posted October 16, 2018
If Demetrios goes, the Patriarch should go too!
A few years ago, a crisis erupted in the St. Irene “Monastery” in Astoria when the two bishops in charge, Paisios and Vikentios, started fighting and throwing mud at each other, employing some willing Greek American media...
- Posted June 22, 2018
President Trump Hosts Celebration for Greek Independence at The White House
by Demetrios Rhompotis For the 32nd consecutive year, the President of the United States met this year on March 22 at the White House with the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America and Greek-American leaders to commemorate Greek...
- Posted April 14, 2018
Christ is Risen! Χριστός Ανέστη!
- Posted April 14, 2018
Turkey is the real threat not …FYROM!
In anticipation of the rally in front of the United Nations for Macedonia’s name and sake, I will put on the table a name proposed by Greece’s top comedian George Mitsikostas. He said that we should call...
- Posted March 11, 2018
Super Size Me! (Uncut & Uncensored)
When it comes to cigars (and clarinets) size matters! Here, with a merciless and unapologetically humongous Cuban before Trump’s (and my doctor’s) embargo is reinstated… Have a beautiful and inspiring 2018! May all your …drinks come true!...
- Posted January 14, 2018
“And so it’s Christmas …”
It’s the time of the year when our readers express their support to this heroic project, well in its 13th year, by conveying their wishes to the community through its pages. Once more they are generous and...
- Posted December 14, 2017
Calamos and Koudounis Lead the Way in Investing in Greece!
A consortium led by two Greek Americans, John Calamos and John Koudounis, just made perhaps the biggest ever investment in Greece, buying the insurance sector of the National Bank and paving the way for more US investment...
- Posted July 11, 2017
It’s true, this issue came out after the Sunday of Pascha but not after Pascha as some thought and pointed out in phone calls and emails. In the Greek Orthodox tradition Pascha lasts 40 days after the...
- Posted April 22, 2017
All Is Quiet on the Western …Affront!
Florida weather in New York this time of the year (it was 75 degrees yesterday) feels great but also out of tune with nature. Global warming is a fact and its consequences will be far from pleasant...
- Posted March 17, 2017
By Royal Decree: Have a Beautiful New Year!
I’m humbled (as you can see from the picture) by the outpouring of your support this time around! What you are holding is the biggest issue EVER in NEO’s 11 and a half years of history! I...
- Posted December 30, 2016
It takes a crook to expose the crooks…
If fits the surreal of this election that Donald Trump is accusing Hillary Clinton of representing the interests of billionaires and of Wall Street at the expense of the common man. It’s like Hillary accusing Donald of...
- Posted October 27, 2016
Brexit in America
I hope you all had a uneventful Labor Day and that you gave birth to new and fresh ideas! Due to space restrictions this time, I won’t expand on my summer adventures and impressions from Greece, a...
- Posted September 13, 2016
The “Greater Albania”, the Greater the Stupidity!
It’s especially disheartening when fascism and nationalism find ways to corrupt even sports! On the Soccer Zone USA page, along with the jerseys of the Albanian National Soccer Team that took part for the first time in...
- Posted June 26, 2016
Oil pioneer Michael Johnson says Greece has plenty of oil, too
Oil “guru,” geologist, entrepreneur and philanthropist Michael Johnson (Giannakopoulos), who initiated horizontal drilling, a new technique that has perfected fracking–invented by another Greek-American, George Mitchel– making possible the discovery of the Parshall oil field in North Dakota...
- Posted May 1, 2016
Erdogan was jailed for a poem and now he’s taking a comedian to court for a poem!
It is kind of a bitter irony that President Recep Tayip Ergogan of Turkey wants to take to court a German comedian for reciting a poem that the Turkish leader found insulting beyond tolerance (as if there...
- Posted April 30, 2016
The stork arrived on time and brought us a NEO baby!
This time Perixscope is devoted to the newest member of our NEO team, Stefanos-Jason Papagermanos who was delivered to the happy parents by three(!) women head doctors plus the “Muses of modern times” (a.k.a the experienced nurses...
- Posted March 24, 2016