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Archive November 2009

Artist of the Week — Eric Lafforgue

November 30, 2009 by · 3 comments

An interview with Eric Lafforgue by Desislava Velichkova Africa’s passion by Eric Lafforgue Born in 1964, Eric Lafforgue lives in Toulouse, France. Ever since he was young, he has been fascinated by far away countries and travelling, and spent some time in Africa, unknowingly retracing Monfried and Joseph Kessels footsteps when he was 10 years […]

The Week… England with Woody Allen

November 30, 2009 by · No comments

Photo: PhillipC *** “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” *** Photo: PhillipC *** “Eternal nothingness is fine if you happen to be dressed for it.” ***

Invitation to the Premiere of “Въздухът Около Пеперудата / The Air Around The Butterfly”

November 29, 2009 by · No comments

Publishing House Fakel Express invites you to the premiere of the poetry book Въздухът Около Пеперудата / The Air Around The Butterfly by Katerina Stoykova 4 December (Friday) at 6:00PM, Rakursi Art Galley, Han Krum Street 4a (behind the City Library), Sofia, Bulgaria

Collecting Art

November 28, 2009 by · 1 comment

By Ellie Ivanova Ponti Photo: Leo Ponti Many people see collecting art as an investment. And it is true that its value over time will probably grow. However, building a relationship with art is really a way of self-expression. It is an affirmation of our own worldview and creativity, even as viewers. Collecting art that […]

In “Kill This Woman” Svetlana Atanassova Grabs the Emotions of the Audience

November 25, 2009 by · 1 comment

In Kill This Woman Svetlana Atanassova Grabs the Emotions of the Audience When Svetlana Atanassova is on stage in this play by Mayia Pramatarova, she holds nothing back. Yet, miraculously, she does not appear exposed or vulnerable. It is those of us sitting in our comfortable theater seats that begin to feel defenseless when she […]


November 24, 2009 by ·

Dimiter Angeulov Photo: stephcarter “On my way across the Parede City Park, I noticed a woman who had bent down too much, much more than amateur photography requires when shooting a goose. Her temporizing dragged on for so long that I lost patience and said: “Out of this will come … nothing will come out […]


November 24, 2009 by · No comments

Kenneth Pobo Photo: Darwin Bell Tartuffe’s selling dentures at the mall copped from a dental clinic, winks from the confessional. At the I-95 Welcome Center he hands out maps with bags of blow. On the mayor’s lap. He’s running a resale shop but it’s really a front for a kidnappers. He’s roiling in bad chemistry, […]

Artist of the Week — Oleg Igorin

November 23, 2009 by · 43 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the fashion photographer Oleg Igorin When and how did you “discover” your passion for photography? I suddenly was going along a shop window and saw a digital camera. I remember it was Olympus. It was 5 years ago. I think my passion for photography began technically at that moment. Esthetically I […]

Iris Heterochromia

November 22, 2009 by · No comments

Robert Baker Photo: John-Morgan (one brown eye one blue) Sheer curtains blow shroud-white, with a warning wave of hiss, into the tiny room. The window is thrown open to the pre-dawn wind off the Sierras and the wolves are howling a hungry celebration of reunion. I am awake but very physically tired from crossing the […]

Philosopher’s Club

November 21, 2009 by · 1 comment

Drew Logan Photo: Vince Alongi If it rained they met under the bridge in secret If the Sun shone they met in the park in public Everyday they solved the world’s problems No one took notes


November 20, 2009 by · 1 comment

Peter Kraevski Снимка: kwanz Wondrous territory Alogical and cruel dictatorship Its limits are the horizon And utopias are its reality In the morning you get going And at noon undetectably you are beyond return Translation: Katerina Stoykova-Klemer

Cooking Books & Books about Cooking

November 19, 2009 by · 1 comment

By Ellie Ivanova Ponti Photo: Geoff604 No, this is not related to Julia Child, whose culinary mystique I seem to have missed, being a transplant from a different culture on American soil. It’s about books on cooking in general, the writing of/on cooking and on the pleasure of food. Well, the concept of food is […]

The Asking

November 18, 2009 by · 1 comment

Therése Halscheid Photo: gromgull I have just finished sweeping a place in the glade where a bed is now made of star moss and blossoms. I have ordered a moon to come softly, its white through the trees, birds for the sky, a waterfall lovely to listen to. Come, step out of the dream of […]

Brisk Man from Jaipur

November 17, 2009 by · No comments

By Donal Mahoney Photo: aloshbennett Two men tall, one from here and one from there,

Artist of the Week — Antonio Garcia

November 16, 2009 by · 3 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the fashion photographer Antonio Garcia Antonio Garcia: “The Most Important Thing in Fashion Photography is Passion” How were you attracted to the world of fashion? When I was learning photography, I was introduced to many photographers. A lot of disciplines, a lot of different fields: documentary, sports, landscapes, still photography… and […]

The Week… Oceans with Lao Tzu

November 15, 2009 by · No comments

Photo: araswami *** “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” *** Photo: DeusXFlorida *** “Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of happiness.” ***


November 14, 2009 by · No comments

Chantal Bizzini Photo: I’ll Never Grow Up Flowers explode, stars, sea serpents, Medusas, rise up, flower to purge their being, disperse their form, their color, to be, after the elation, no more than stem of smoke refallen in the violet-blue water of the bay. Goodfellows, monsters, flakes of gold, one after another, surge, disappear… children […]

Confucian Gentility: the Origin of Haiku

November 13, 2009 by · 1 comment

Changming Yuan Photo: Mira Dimova Orchid: Deep in the valley Alone on an obscure spot You bloom none the less Lotus: From foul decayed silt You shoot clean against the sun Never pollutable Mum: Hanging on and on Even when wishes wither You keep flowering Plum: Your brave bold blood dropped As though to melt […]

In the Green Mountains, Vermont

November 11, 2009 by · No comments

Therése Halscheid Photo: bortescristian The moon shows me a place beyond this darkness below an area of low ground where you stand among flowers, you in the natural silence of your being in the quiet hours your strong hands own. You with a hoe working that same plot of earth watering the magnolia I never […]

Under the Creed’s Mantle

November 10, 2009 by · No comments

Roumen Leonidov From The End of Mythology Photo: DerrickT it’s cozy, safe and warm. So they say. Something like a sanatorium for fanatic manikins. But I don’t buy this. Both my eyes have seen this mantle trailing on its own. No wonder it’s the choicest tablecloth for stains. I can hear them humming underneath: “The […]