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  • 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival award winners

    Here is the official list of award winners for this year's Newport Beach Film Festival, which wrapped up May 3 after screening some 450 films from 50 countries: * Jury Awards Best Feature Film: "Apartment In Athens" Best Actor: Gerasimos Skiadaresis...
  • Socialist Hollande Ousts Sarkozy As French Leader

    PARIS (Reuters) - Socialist Francois Hollande swept to victory in France's presidential election on Sunday in a swing to the left at the heart of Europe that could start a pushback against German-led austerity. Hollande beat conservative incumbentNicolas...
  • Austerity-weary Greeks go to the polls in crucial election

     
    Greeks began heading to the polls Sunday to vote in a crucial election amid Europe's ongoing debt crisis. Polls show that voters will probably punish the two main parties for signing Greece up to brutal austerity cuts demanded as a condition of two...
  • Italian drama gets top recognition at festival

    Italian drama gets top recognition at festival
    The foreign feature film "Apartment in Athens" won big during the 13th annual Newport Beach Film Festival juried competition, taking away four awards in multiple categories. The film, also known as "Appartamento ad Atene," won for Best Feature Length...
  • 'Timon' of a galaxy far, far away ...

    In Chicago Shakespeare Theater's new rethinking of Shakespeare's "Timon of Athens," the venerable London stage actor Ian McDiarmid plays Timon, "a psychological mess," the actor says, "a British lord in America, rich from birth and generous with money,...
  • Tampa man big winner at Isle's Battles at the Beach

    Tampa man big winner at Isle's Battles at the Beach
    Vitor Coelho of Tampa took home the big loot in the main event of the Isle Casino and Racing's Battles at the Beach last month. The top three players negotiated a chop, based on chip count. The main event, which carried a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool,...
  • Greeks to go to polls May 6; could complicate economic recovery

     
    Greeks will go to the polls May 6, the prime minister announced Wednesday. The election will be a hard-fought race whose uncertain outcome could deepen Europe's debt crisis as Greeks grow weary of ever-harsher austerity measures....
  • Going home to Rizes

    Going home to Rizes
    RIZES, Greece — When I mention our family's village in Greece, I usually write that Rizes is the most beautiful village in the universe. And it is. Your family's village might also be the most beautiful. This is possible. I understand that. But...
  • In Greece, books beat rocks

    In Greece, books  beat rocks
    ATHENS, Greece — It is easy to throw a rock, and there have been plenty thrown here lately, a common ritual, almost not newsworthy, with the anarchists and hooligans smashing big pieces of marble and throwing the chunks at police, at the government,...
  • Why Kass is in Greece

    Why Kass is in Greece
    There’s no doubt that Chicago is a world-class city. Through events such as the upcoming NATO summit, Chicago influences global affairs. And Chicago is influenced by international developments as well. You only need to stop at the gas station to see...
  • John Kass at scene of angry Athens protest

    John Kass at scene of angry Athens protest
    ATHENS -- It all started Wednesday morning when a man in Constitution Square reportedly shouted that he didn't want to leave his children in debt and then fatally shot himself in the head. The man, a 77-year-old retired pharmacist, instantly became a...