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Archive May 2009

Artist of the Week – Lydia Kulekova

May 18, 2009 by · No comments

Lydia Kulekova is the third-place winner of the Modern Times photography contest, organized by Public Republic in 2008. She was born in 1978 in Sofia, Bulgaria. She has completed two photography courses (1997 and 2002) and has participated in dozens of art shows and solo exhibits. Some of them are: 2007 Sleeping Things Exhibit, Photo […]

Art Event in Berlin, June 11, 2009

May 16, 2009 by · 1 comment

Photo: woodleywonderworks The team of the Public Republic Online Magazine is pleased to invite you to the multimedia Art Evening, organized with the support of the German-Bulgarian Society in Hamburg, the Bulgarian Cultural Institute in Berlin, the Society for Bulgarian-German Economic and Cultural Relations in Germany, Bulgarreklama and Accents, a US-based radio show for literature, […]

So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can do to Protect Their Kids, by Diane E. Levin and Jean Kilbourne

May 16, 2009 by · 23 comments

Elayne Clift Photo: orangeacid It takes a lot to shock me, but elementary school kids playing “the rape game” on a school bus? Baby T-shirts sporting “Chick Magnet” on the front? Blow jobs at Bar Mitzvahs? All this and more is documented in Diane Levin’s and Jean Kilbourne’s important new book aimed at helping parents […]

Scarabeus Sacer

May 16, 2009 by · No comments

Yassen Vassilev Photo: kwerfeldein the one who gives birth to himself hardly suffers from oedipus complexes hardly knows electra closely he crawls as a snake out of the ground and evil omens thrive around

4.5 on the Richter Scale

May 14, 2009 by · No comments

Ivan Hristov Photo: Cane Ludico Rosso For Vladimir Levchev And we were sitting there somewhere in our little country, in our little neighborhood, in our apartment building. We were sitting silently and drinking. And then we talked.

Success is not in money or recognition, but in every day of fulfillment

May 14, 2009 by · 5 comments

An interview with Eduardo Moreno by Ani Vasileva I’ve been in the world of photography for about a year, but I’ve been attracted to art since I can remember. When I was perhaps 4 year old, I used to draw and paint. In my teenage years I made short films. I absorbed a […]


May 14, 2009 by · 1 comment

Gologan is a Bulgarian group that performs a unique mix of ethno-rock poetry. The group was founded in 2004, when poets Ivan Hristov (kaval, vocals) and Petar Tchouhov (electric guitar) began playing experimental art rock; they eventually began to add ethno elements as well. They were later joined by Angela Rodel (vocals and tambura), a […]

In Late November

May 13, 2009 by · No comments

Richard Luftig Photo: byrion In late November, the bank of autumn closes its doors for the year, calls in outstanding loans, issues certificates of deposit not redeemable until May and bearing no interest in our survival. Love falls

There’s Nothing Worse Than the Good Weather

May 12, 2009 by · No comments

Ivailo Dimanov Photo: broma It’s summer! The birds are singing, the July sun is shining, the kids play care free, without knowing one day they’ll grow up only to start paying heating and electricity bills. In such weather some get married, others go to the scaffold (which is one and the same). As for me, […]

A Fashion Lens Brightened Up by Passion

May 12, 2009 by · 1 comment

Interview with Jeff Fryer by trilby*foxglove Jeff Fryer has had a long affair with photography, which he never made official. The 25-year-old self-taught photographer from Colorado, with a university degree in Computer Science, became acquainted with this art in his teens. After trying out various genres, he developed a passion for fashion photography. And indeed, […]

Heather Derr-Smith : Poetry Is a Craft

May 12, 2009 by · No comments

Katerina Stoykova-Klemer’s interview with Heather Derr-Smith Heather Derr-Smith was born in Dallas, Texas but spent most of her childhood in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She earned her MFA in Poetry at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 1998. Her first book, “Each End of the World” was published by Main Street Rag Press in 2005. Her second book, […]


May 11, 2009 by · No comments

Dean Crawford Photo: b1gw1ght The first time I visit my father’s grave, I apologize to him for not being a better son. He apologizes to me for not being a better father. I have a difficult time growing up. My father tells me who I should be or who I could be, but he isn’t […]

Artist of the Week – In My Rosary

May 11, 2009 by · 1 comment

Vanya Nikolaeva’s interview with the dark wave-gothic band In My Rosary In My Rosary were formed in 1992 by the musician Ralf Jesek (voice, instruments, production) and the photographer Dirk Lakomy (lyrics) – originally to be a one-time art project. Based on their fondness for the darker side of the New Wave of the 1980s, […]

A Touch

May 10, 2009 by · No comments

Stanislava Stanoeva Photo: lepiaf.geo birds flew away before dawn the sky remained airless the black stork got stranded on the horizon – a dark ship of happiness I was watching the sky crumbled like bread crumb by crumb the first drops fell tomorrow is the first day of snow as white as all storks Translation […]

Anna Doherty: There Are No Shortcuts to Become a Good Artist

May 9, 2009 by · 12 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the artist Anna Doherty When and how did you realize that painting is your vocation? Basically most people know within themselves what they are good at. The same goes for me. I’ve always been artistic, but I did not pursue an artistic career until later in my life. I did not […]


May 9, 2009 by · No comments

Tanya Kolyovska Photo: Mzelle Biscotte Children With eyes like wastelands In scraped out faces, swirled Away from our innocence, In the outskirts of the world.

Samantha Nicol: I Have Made Plenty of Friends Through Photography

May 7, 2009 by · 1 comment

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the photographer Samantha Nicol What kind of photography in your opinion best suits your personality? Macro photography in particular, flowers. Being a patient person and meticulous I enjoy working with small depth of fields. This also suits the Scottish Climate as I can still indulge in my passion even when it’s […]

A Sudden Doubt

May 7, 2009 by · 1 comment

Bozhana Apostolova Photo: Just SallyRye Am I alive? I asked my body, which, having grown bigger with the years, felt in its bones the most delicious feast of worms digging through the earth. Am I alive? I asked my heart. (To make it hear me, I knocked with fingers somewhere on my left side.) The […]

At the end each dancer darkens

May 6, 2009 by · No comments

Simon Perchik Photo: jenny downing At the end each dancer darkens bends through somewhere shallow and fronds floating on stage: the dam can’t hold and we are left to swim upstream, barely enough water to remember where –the dancers still clear, precise, scrambled the way a nightmare must sense how makeshift it is, weighs almost […]

Kee Marcello: Aim For Being The Original

May 6, 2009 by · 3 comments

Photo by Patric Ullaeus When in the hands of Kee Marcello, the guitar becomes more than just an instrument. It turns into a world of unleashed emotions. The sound masterpieces he creates with the strings have made him one of the musicians whose art you can experience over and over again. Kee Marcello was born […]