For Chief Insp. Andreas Kaldis, interacting with known crime boss Orestes is just another day at the office in Siger’s perfectly plotted sixth mystery set in Greece (after 2013’s Mykonos After Midnight). But for Special Crimes Division detective Yianni Kouros things get a little too personal when a beloved relative, Uncle, drives his car off a cliff on the road to Cape Tenaro. Even though Uncle had “retired” from running his own crime syndicate for a decade, he was knee-deep in a land deal that’s beginning to smell fishier than a net full of sunbaked sea bass. Of course, Uncle’s demise puts the kibosh on that deal, and the intrepid detectives must figure out who benefits from the old man’s death before Kouros’s cousins revive ancient family feuds. Siger’s paints travelogue-worthy pictures of a breathtakingly beautiful—if politically corrupt—Greece. (Oct.) From the Publishers Weekly starred review.
Tonight Jeff and I will be talking about his newly published book, the 6th in the Andreas Kaldis series, Sons Of Sparta.
If you listened to last year’s conversation when Mykonos after Midnight was released, you’ll remember that we went off on some very interesting tangents. So listen in tonight to see where our conversation may lead us.
Tune in to WNYE, 91.5 fm, tonight at 7pm to listen to our conversation. Or click here to listen to it as it streams live over the internet.
Tonight Anna Eliopoulos and I will be reading the poetry and lyrics of one of Greece’s great poets, Nikos Gatsos. We’ll also be playing some of his music sung by Mario Frangoulis & Eleni Peta and others.
Please tune in tonight at 7pm to my radio program Graffiti to listen to us as we talk about Nikos Gatsos on Hellenic Public Radio, WNYE, 91.5 fm. Or CLICK HERE to listen on-line at the HPR website
I’m not kidding when I say she’s one of the most productive people on earth. In the UK she produces radio documentaries and appears on a number of programs including: Women’s Hour; A Good Read; What’s the Point of… (I like that title); Quote, Unquote; Wordaholics and the 7th Dimension.
Natalie’s also written the award winning children’s book, The Great Escape. She’s a journalist, does TV and stand-up comedy.
She’s also a very funny and extremely intelligent person so tune in to WNYE, 91.5 fm, tonight at 7pm to listen to our conversation. Or click here to listen to it as it streams live over the internet.
“Angela’s Justice” is set in a fictitious place in 1970. It is an adaption of Sophocles’ “Antigone” and an homage to Angela Davis, wherein Angela is determined, by any means necessary, to get her brother properly buried. The piece takes a play that was written over 2000 years ago and transforms it into a modern-day cultural piece by melding the spirit of Antigone and Angela.
Two more performances of “Angela’s Justice” are scheduled: Saturday, 8/23 @ 5:00 PM, and Sunday, 8/24 @ 8:00 PM
All performances will take place at Theater for the New City at 155 First Avenue (corner of E. 10th Street, East Village) New York, NY 10003.
Michael A. Jones is an actor/writer/teacher.
He has performed in plays such as August Wilson’s Women, 365 Plays/365 Days, Two Gentleman of Verona, Black Girl, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. His films include, “No Tips; No Love,” “A House with Many Windows,” and “An Unremarkable Life” (with Charles Dutton).
His writing credits include the plays, “It Takes a Village to Raise…Hell,” “Soiled Wings,” “Blood,” “Family Matters: A Play about Prostate Cancer,” “One Love,” and “Josh: The Black Babe Ruth,” which was produced at Woodie King, Junior’s New Federal Theatre. He has written the screenplays, “Making Copies in Harlem,” “Where’s the Beef?” and “Love and Bondage: Sex and Genocide.” He was commissioned to write, “The Skin I’m In” a play that is touring the New York Public Schools. He is a founding member of the Uptown Playwrights’ Workshop.
A Conversation with Kristie Macrakis, author of “Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies: The Story of Invisible Ink from Herodotus to al-Qaeda”, August 7, 2014
Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies is a book about concealing and revealing secret communications. It is the first history of invisible writing, uncovered through stories about scoundrels and heroes. Spies were imprisoned or murdered, adultery unmasked and battles lost because of faulty or intercepted secret communications. Yet, successfully hidden writing helped save lives, win battles, and ensure privacy; occasionally it even changed the course of history.
From the Yale University Press catalog copy
These psalms are meditative poems, poems that in many cases could be spoken as prayers. In all cases they are poems that speak to the human heart.
Glynn Young from review of American Psalm, World Psalm in Tweetspeak
Nicholas Samaras’ background is multinational and multicultural. Born in Foxton, Cambridgeshire, England, living there and on the island of Patmos, Greece, he has lived in Greece, England, Wales, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Yugoslavia, Israel and thirteen states in America. He writes from a place of permanent exile. His individual poems have been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Paris Review, The New Republic, Kenyon Review, and many other publications. Fellowship Awards include the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Lilly Endowment Foundation, etc. His first book of poetry, Hands of the Saddlemaker, received the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. American Psalm, World Psalm (Ashland Poetry Press) is his second collection.
About a year ago when Meg first came to the studio to talk her book FOOD LOVERS’ GUIDE TO QUEENS the outside temperature was over 100 degrees as I crossed over the Whitestone Bridge on my way to the studio. When I got to the studio the road surface blacktop was gooey underfoot. I don’t think it will be anywhere near as bad as that today.
Today we’re going to talk about the things you can do to enjoy what’s left of the summer. The places we’ll talk about will be nearby or not very far away and many are free.
Please tune in tonight to Graffiti at 7pm to listen to my conversation with Meg on Hellenic Public Radio/CosmosFM on WNYE, 91.5 fm. Or listen on-line at the HPR website.
The links below include many of the things, events and places we’ll talk about and many we won’t have time to get to. Enjoy!