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TNH author, activist and contributor Dan Georgakas has died aged 83

NEW YORK – Greek-American Dan Georgakas, author, poet, historian, publisher, teacher, film scholar, activist and longtime National Herald contributor passed away on November 23. He was 83 years old. Georgakas was the director of the Greek American Studies project at the Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at Queens College. He was editor-in-chief of […]

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EDITORIAL | Shogi Prodigy’s record-breaking 4th major title should inspire a ‘Fujii generation’

~~ ~ With the astonishing accomplishment of Sota Fujii, we can now say that it is the beginning of the Fujii era. Fujii won the shogi’s most prestigious Ryuo Championship on November 13, beating the defending champion in four straight games. The victory made the teenager, at 19 years and three months old, the youngest […]

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AMCC’s “Mementos of Life Beyond Death” exhibition opens on December 3

“Mementos of Life Beyond Death” will open on December 3 at Greenville Creative Arts Center (GCCA) at 101 Abney Street in Greenville. The exhibition, which runs until January 26, will feature works by artists Jessica Burke and Jody Servon, and author Lorene Delany-Ullman. The exhibit will navigate the interconnections between identity and death and explore […]

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How African cultural institutions are paving the way for audience development

Over the past decade, a new wave of entrepreneurs has reinvigorated Africa’s cultural landscape. These visionary entrepreneurs, who represent some of the continent’s best talent in professions ranging from architecture to finance, are creating new models for preserving and showcasing art, history and culture. From Lagos to Luanda, they are building local museums, archives, libraries, […]

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Artist Barry Van Dusen gives virtual lecture at Milford Town Library

You are invited to “Find a Sanctuary: An Artist Explores the Nature of Audubon Mace,” an author’s virtual tour with Barry Van Dusen at 7pm today. For 4.5 years, naturalist artist Barry Van Dusen has visited the 61 wildlife sanctuaries, natural centers and museums of Mass Audubon, producing drawings and paintings in each location. Follow […]

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Mark Your Calendars For These Activities In The Southern Tablelands This Week | Goulburn Post

news, local news, There is a lot to do in the Tablelands this week. Enjoy local markets, local musicians, a car and motorcycle show, arts galore and more! Tech Tuesdays Tablelanders can learn more about their iPhones and Androids with this session. You can learn more about settings and security, the basics like making calls, […]

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Second Walter Scott distinction for Hilary Mantel

Acclaimed historical fiction writer Hilary Mantel received her Walter Scott Award of £ 25,000 for The Mirror and the Light at this year’s Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival, winning the prestigious honor for the second time, after winning the award for the first time 12 years ago, in his first year. Upon winning the award, […]

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A brief history of the Fabergé egg

The Romanov family loved to picnic. Inside the Alexander Palace, their residence outside of St. Petersburg, newly wired electric doorbells were used to call servants, but lunch outside posed a problem for Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna. Legendary silversmith, Peter Carl Fabergé, came to his aid with the creation of a winding bell in silver and amaranth […]

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VOX POPULI: Judge a book by its cover by removing the dust jacket

Bookworms belong to one of two “schools”. One is made up of people who religiously remove the dust jacket from each volume to examine the design of the cover. The other is made up of those who never bother to check what’s under the jacket. I myself am from the latter school. Osaka-based book publisher […]