Its philosophers, writers and scientists have helped shape the world we live in — from democracy to the Olympics. On the southern edge of the Balkans, its history and beaches draw tourists from across the globe. The country has for the past decade struggled with a mountain of sovereign debt.

How Ancient Athens Convinced Its Wealthiest to Love Paying Taxes

The 1 percent of ancient Athens paid nearly all the city's taxes — and often bragged about it.

Running the World's Toughest Marathon — And Into a Pandemic

A year after exploring his ancestral roots while running his first marathon in Greece, this reporter reflects on the lessons of cultural resilience during a difficult 2020.

Butterfly Effect: The Next U.S.-Russia Conflict Theater Could be the Mediterranean

A new theater of confrontation is opening up between the West and Moscow, in the Mediterranean.

The Greek Orthodox Church Adopts American Anti-Abortion Rhetoric

Right-wing church groups in Greece, inspired by their American counterparts, are reviving calls to end abortion rights.


Real Talk, Real Change

Compelling conversations on race to meet the moment.

The Giannis Effect: Greece Embraces African-Origin Sports Stars

The stunning popularity of the "Greek Freak" in his homeland is inspiring other young African-origin kids in Greece — and could signal a broader social shift.

End of the Line for Handpainted Movie Posters?

Virginia Axioti creates every poster for every movie shown at the Athinaion Cinemas.

Greece's New War on Refugees: Clearing Squatters in Athens

The Greek government has promised to restore order in Athens by evicting refugees from abandoned buildings.

Look Closer: Landfill, or Remnants of Escape?

Migration has turned part of the Greek island of Lesbos into a life jacket graveyard.

She's Facing Off Against Neo-Nazis — in Court and on the Streets

Attorney Eleftheria Elfie Tompatzoglou’s lifelong fight against fascism is culminating in Greece’s trial of the century.


The Food That Built America

The Food that Built America tells the unbelievable true stories behind the industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized food, and transformed American life and culture forever in the process.

A New Conservative Dynasty Rises in Greece

Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ landslide victory came with promises of change.

What the Ancients Can Teach Us About How to Remember

Ancient mnemonic techniques once shaped the world and how people learned.

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