Greco's Ghosts

Art. History. Culture.

#JeSuisCharlie – The Beauty of Satire

In the aftermath of the January 7th terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, I feel obliged to voice my support of satire as a cultural genre. Thinking about this article … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

Boston Bloggin: Day Three

Ok, Day Three was actually two days ago, but the hassle of travel at the end of Day Three and the craziness of returning to work the next day has … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Boston Bloggin: Day Two

Day Two was spent in the lovely Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. This iconic institution, named after its founder, a wealthy connoisseur of art who lived from 1840-1924, is nestled in Boston’s … Continue reading

December 6, 2014 · 3 Comments

Boston Bloggin: Day One

Hello followers, Today was day one on the Boston art tour and it was quite the excursion. Day one was spend almost entirely at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. … Continue reading

December 6, 2014 · 4 Comments

Horror in October Part Three: The Witches’ Sabbath

Greetings, and Happy Halloween. Here, we end the annual Horror in October series as a trilogy, capped off by another feature on the witch. This omnipresent character of All Hallow’s … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

Horror in October Part Two: Fava Beans and a Nice Chianti

Here we are at mid-October, and The Silence of the Lambs was on TV yesterday. This is about to take a turn to the freakiest. Cannibalism is the most unthinkable … Continue reading

October 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Horror in October: The Rebel Angels

OCTOBER! The best month on the calendar. The second annual “Horror in October” series is back, with new articles about fightening themes for the enjoyment and inspiration of upcoming Halloween. Here’s … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

‘Murica!

It’s World Cup time, and the American Outlaws are helping spread soccer fever like a hazardous contagion. I love me some futbol and was thrilled four years ago when Spain … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

Napoleon Bonaparte: Courageous Conqueror or Foretold Antichrist?

If you are recognizing the anniversary of a historically prolific person’s death, do you refer to it as celebrating? Honoring? Remembering? Grieving? What if that person is the famous (or infamous?) Napoleon … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

Did You Bury Your Sardine? It’s Lent People!

Carnival, carne vale in Latin, means “farewell to meat.” We recently celebrated Carnival/Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras. We engorged ourselves on greasy meats, King cakes, paczkis and other empty carbs, perhaps even a … Continue reading

March 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

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