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Archive April 2009

Bozhana Apostolova: “Writing is an inner eruption of emotions”

April 30, 2009 by · No comments

An interview of Nataliya Nikolaeva with Bozhana Apostolova – a poet, writer and publisher, owner of “Zhanet 45” Publishing House. “Success is when you make people happy.” Bozhana Apostolova There are artists who have the talent of sheltering harmoniously within themselves several gifts. Such is the talent of Bozhana Apostolova – an inspired poet, prose […]

Picturing Buda Castle

April 29, 2009 by · No comments

Velina Vateva Budapest was built of three different cities, says Tamas Pinter, who worked in the Buda Castle for nine years. There was the old Buda, which was a Roman settlement, Buda with the castle and the royal palace, and Pest, on the other side of Danube. Buda is not the oldest, because the Roman […]


April 28, 2009 by · No comments

Jerry Ratch Photo: iowa_spirit_walker The line of the unemployed wrapped back on itself like an accordion pleat and extended all the way across a great hall and you could see the faces of them, bluish and drawn under the dim florescent lighting First in line were laid-off bees weeping with their wings hanging down dragging […]

Hello Young Mothers, Wherever You Are

April 28, 2009 by · No comments

Elayne Clift Photo: celesteh I’ve been thinking about mothers, and I should note straight away that my thoughts were originally coincidental to the fact that this month we will celebrate their unconditional love (thanks in large part to the flower and greeting card industries.) The reason I found myself ruminating on mothers and motherhood is […]

Blood of a Mole

April 28, 2009 by · 1 comment

Zdravka Evtimova Photo: Freddy The Boy Few customers visit my shop, perhaps three or four people a day. They look at the animals in the cages and seldom buy them. The room is narrow and there is no place for me behind the counter, so I usually sit on my old moth-eaten chair behind the […]

Artist of the Week: Tomer Jacobson

April 27, 2009 by · 11 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the photographer Tomer Jacobson When and how did you realize that you would like to make the photography a part of your life? It all started a year ago when I was 36. I was working for the High-Tech industry for 10 years before that as a marketing communication manager and […]

Reviews of Ludmila Filipova’s novel “Glass Butterflies”

April 27, 2009 by · 1 comment

Photo: delgaudm With her novel “Glass Butterflies” Ludmila Filipova has asserted herself as a capable and experienced author ready to enter unknown and virgin territory. “Glass Butterflies” is written in modern style and contains both attractive and clear messages. It stands out among the most precious achievements of the contemporary Bulgarian prose, a phenomenon which […]

Hari Prasath: Photographs Are The Best Way to Express What We Are

April 26, 2009 by · 6 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the photographer Hari Prasath What got you attracted to photography? Memories… this was the first attraction for me towards photography. Then, the photographs of many experts actually made me think, the memories can be captured in a better way, which eventually gives me a satisfaction of ‘The Memory’ and ‘The Beauty’ […]

Molas from San Blas Island – a traditional feminine art with a global reach

April 25, 2009 by · 1 comment

Ellie Ivanova Ponti Molas, a traditional female shirt of the Kuna people of coastal Panama, are an interesting case of a traditional art with a special role in today’s globalized culture. Kuna people have an unique culture that has survived centuries and although their lands are a popular tourist destination now, they have kept their […]

The Cripple Who Danced When The House Was On Fire, Chapters 7-9

April 24, 2009 by · 1 comment

Raven Jordan VII. Photo: R’eyes’ Read chapters 4-6 here If there were any one thing in which the kingdom might count itself rich, it would be spies. Trouble was, for the most part they had little that they were specifically directed to do. The commissioners would meet their contacts and informants in strategic tavernas in […]

Signing Sympathy

April 23, 2009 by · 2 comments

Cheryl Snell Photo: Jaci Berkopec The ritual keeps us breathing from biopsy to biopsy. The lump out, or the whole breast; changing skylines of loss. In the early days, disaster trumped disease, but there was only so much to say about a car smashed on tracks, a honeymoon in a hurricane. At some point, I […]

Passion Week

April 23, 2009 by · No comments

Stanislava Stanoeva Photo: leipaf.geo time dispelled like lightning Heels hurt from walking I asked someone for the second shirt And I felt cold in the scalding hot noontide I was barefoot and I learnt To turn objects into primal matter In the lands of the sinful one, bread sprouted And I’m still learning to walk […]

Martin Key: The Way We Live Life Is An Abstraction

April 22, 2009 by · 4 comments

Vanya Nikolaeva’s interview with the painter Martin Key (Yavan) Originally I am from Hungary. I’ve lived in some really great spots all around the world; most recently in Dublin, Ireland. My art is what directs me from place to place, as well as from stroke to stroke, and not the other way around.

Love Ascends To Heaven (On The Third Day)

April 22, 2009 by · No comments

Chuck Clenney Photo: carbonnyc Sunday Morning, I find myself Reading old love letters Reminiscing of how my hands Remember how your body felt.

Reviews of Ludmila Filipova’s novel “The Parchment Maze”

April 22, 2009 by · 1 comment

Photo: procsilas Ancient myths from both Bulgaria and the world, historical sources along with a lot fictionalized past, quoted manuscripts with lost ends, roads that cross, and characters in whose destinies events from more than a century and a half ago come together: these are only some of the ideas behind “The Parchment Maze”. The […]

Two Super Heroes Shortly after Dawn

April 21, 2009 by · No comments

Drew Logan Photo: kevindooley Batman and Robin sitting on the curb out of any wine since last night waiting for the liquor store to open Batman and Robin sitting on the curb out of any love since they were born waiting for the liquor store to open Batman and Robin sitting on the curb out […]

Artist of the Week – Alexandre Arnaoudov

April 20, 2009 by · 2 comments

I discovered photography in elementary school when I received my first camera, a Smena 8M as a Christmas gift. From then on followed a lot of over- or underexposed films, darkroom experiments, and lots of outings with the camera along the seaside. I grew up in Varna and the sea has always been an inspiration […]


April 19, 2009 by · No comments

Ivailo Dimanov Photo: jesse.millan There are some people that nobody loves. Either because of their past, or their peculiar personality, others – just like that, without obvious reason. Sotir Peshev is not only unloved, he is feared. You, said Mr. Gavrailov – chief of a Ceremonial home, are no longer a simple undertaker; you are […]


April 18, 2009 by · No comments

Tanya Kolyovska Photo: twoblueday The cypresses, ah, the cypresses – slender shadows of radiant souls. Translated from Bulgarian by Valentin Krustev

Multimedia Box – Maya Civilization

April 17, 2009 by · No comments

The Mesoamerican civilization, known as Maya, is noted for its heritage of innovative architecture, impressive art, astronomical and mathematical systems, as well as the only known fully developed written language at that time.