Text: Mary Giatra


What is it that makes us feel a little blue and somehow overwhelmed at the beginning of a New Year? Is it the melancholy of an ending or the fear of change?

No matter what 2013 will bring, we will always have good music, books and movies to inspire us…

Here’s to Lucky Number 13

Happy New Year everybody!

“So this is the new year and I have no resolutions

for self assigned penance for problems with easy solutions

so everybody put your best suit or dress on

let’s make believe that we are wealthy for just this once

lighting firecrackers off on the front lawn

as thirty dialogues bleed into one”

New Year by Death Cab For Cutie




A new, risky and ambitious Anna Karenina by Joe Wright.

Keira Knightley stars in this adaptation of one of the most celebrated works in the history of literature, written by Leo Tolstoy. Set in late 19th century Imperial Russia, the movie manages to depict the famous affair of Anna Karenina with Count Vronsky (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) in an aristocrat world full of drama and opulence. Great direction and costume design in a very challenging but successful adaptation. Don’t miss it!



The famous vintage singing trio of Stephanie, Kate and Marcella visit Greece for one of the most fun live concerts of 2013. Their retro energy will fill the stage of Gararin at Gazi, this Friday, January 4th.  They are promising a night full of glamour, glitter and harmony, while they will be presenting their new album, “Hollywood”, along with their older hits.



Monika, the beloved Greek singer and composer, kicks off at the Onassis Cultural Centre with a series of concerts that will celebrate the release of her third solo album. Influenced by Motown, art pop and mathematics, these performances will present the outstanding musical communication that Monika shares with her faithful audience.

Live at the Main Stage of OCC from January 2nd to January 6th.

For more info click here .



Taschen publications, present Rei Kawakubo, the enigmatic head of innovative Japanese fashion house Comme des Garçons. Kawakubo’s vision is very special and extends beyond clothing. She gets inspired by architecture, furniture and graphic design and this book examines her very complex and conceptual world. She is a fashion leader and continues to push the boundaries of conventional fashion design. Art and fashion combined in the most fascinating way. Terry jones, the Founder and Creative Director of i-D magazine is the editor of the book that has just come out and costs 30 euros.