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Archive January 2010

This Magic Moment

January 14, 2010 by · 4 comments

R. L. Burns Photo: Flowery *L*u*z*a* She felt him before she saw him.  Even with the wind howling around the corner of the building, her hair in her eyes, the hem of her black velvet skirt flapping against her calves, she felt him.  She had no idea from which direction he would come, but instinctively […]

Tiphaine de Bodman’s vital need to create an artistic stratification of Nature

January 14, 2010 by · No comments

An interview with artist Tiphaine de Bodman by Maya Kolarova Photo: Personal archive Tiphaine has been trained in illustration and graphics, with an ongoing passion for drawing, and obtained an MA in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins in 2007. Tiphaine’s approach to drawing is unique in its meticulousness and compulsiveness. The laborious hours spent […]

The Song of the Helpful Old Woman

January 13, 2010 by · No comments

Becca Books Photo: eXage The poor things! Every one with the cold of the world ‘round her shoulders ― and that’s not to mention the weight of the man, unless it’s the stab of his absence. Some come from ashes, some dust, some clay;                          but none is numb. I had a scar or two of […]

The Beauty and Challenge of a Bi-Cultural Marriage

January 12, 2010 by · 3 comments

Elayne Clift Photo: Philms One day when our daughter was five years old she proudly proclaimed herself bi-lingual. “I speak English and American!” she boasted to friends. Now that I’m sixty-five, I’d like to express my own point of pride: I’ve survived three decades in a bi-cultural marriage. It hasn’t always been easy.

Honesty is an Illusion

January 12, 2010 by · No comments

An interview with the swedish writer Jonas Hassen Khemiri by Desislava Velichkova You were in Bulgaria just a year ago. Tell me about Sofia. Tell me your own opinion about the city! Unfortunately, I was in Sofia for too short a time to get to know it. Hopefully we will become friends next time. What […]

With its death

January 11, 2010 by · No comments

Bojidar Pangelov Photo: neofito With its death the day gilds                 the leaves. I know the names of                 the tree and it doesn’t matter for                 beauty. Translated from Bulgarian by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer

Artist of the Week – Huang Xiang and William Rock

January 10, 2010 by · 9 comments

Maria Aladzhova’s interview with Huang Xiang and William Rock In this issue of Artist of the week Public Republic presents you Huang Xiang and William Rock – two incredible artists and creators of The Century Mountain Project. The Century Mountain Project is an East/West collaboration of art that creates a “visual dialogue across humanity.” Huang […]

The Week – Rain with Robin Sharma

January 10, 2010 by · No comments

Photo: rhettmaxwell *** Every single person on the planet is a genius. *** Photo: suika2009 *** Success is all about consistency around the fundamentals. ***

List Poem

January 9, 2010 by · 7 comments

Leatha Kendrick Photo: koalazymonkey Remember the milk (2% of the time I forget.) Remember              that Brown Swiss calf we brought              home in the back seat of Daddy’s old gray Dodge?

“I’m Attempting to Connect Poetry and Science”

January 7, 2010 by · 2 comments

Bob Baker’s interview with Jeannine Hall Gailey Jeannine Hall Gailey is the author of Becoming the Villainess. Poems from the book appeared on Verse Daily and on The Writer’s Almanac, and two were chosen for the 2007 The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. She teaches at National University and volunteers at Crab Creek Review. Suppose […]

This Morning of a Snow

January 5, 2010 by · No comments

Donal Mahoney Photo: Marco Fedele To lie in bed this morning of a snow when neither of us has to go anywhere for hours at least. To sprawl and talk of what we hope for. Better, what we know the years will bring and contemplate just knowing we can see it all up there on […]

Sheri Wright: “Poetry was a voice that I didn’t know I had”

January 5, 2010 by · 6 comments

Katerina Stoykova-Klemer’s interview with poet Sheri Wright Sheri L. Wright is the author of four books of poetry, Sharks Never Sleep, Nuns Shooting Guns, Contains Scenes of Indigenous Nudity and The Courtship of Reason, (2010). Her work has been published in journals across the country, including Out of Line, Clarke Street Review and Earth’s Daughters. […]

Artist of the Week — Andrea Laybauer

January 4, 2010 by · 10 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the photographer Andrea Laybauer How and when did you realize that photography would be your vocation? When I was 17, I was taking pictures of my friends in a very precarious way, using a white sheet as a background and a compact camera without resources. A cobra

Sofia from Sofia: “Fashion and Design – Passions and dreams that I want to experience every day and always”

January 3, 2010 by · 49 comments

Vania Nikolaeva interview with designer Sofia Husein Translation by Maria Aladjova The project “Sofia from Sofia” started on January 2008 г. while I was studying fashion design in Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. Once, while we were shooting the photo shoot for my collection trash-couture in Sofia, Bulgaria, the make up artist (who is my […]

The Week – Birds with Success

January 3, 2010 by · No comments

Photo: mikebaird *** “Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.” Albert Einstein . *** Photo: mikebaird *** “It is possible to fail in many ways… while to succeed is possible only in one way.” Aristotle . ***

Ivan Yanakov: “With and through music I have to be 100% honest”

January 3, 2010 by · 3 comments

An interview with the pianist Ivan Yanakov by Natalia Nikolaeva Translation by Iva Kuncheva Just before the concert of Ivan Yanakov on 26th November 2008 in Hamburg (organized by the German-Bulgarian society in Hamburg and the Bulgarian Cultural Institute in Berlin) I got a chance to meet the famous Bulgarian pianist and got an exclusive […]

Happy New Year 2010!

January 1, 2010 by · No comments

Photo: optical_illusion Each of us carries inside a small universe. Lets wish ourselves to keep it intact – through it we build the stories of our lives, for which each year opens a new page.

New Year Quiz

January 1, 2010 by · No comments

Photo: Global Jet 1. When do the Chinese celebrate their New Year? At the second new moon after the winter solstice 2. The Jewish New Year is called? Rosh Hashanah 3. Where is one of the largest annual New Year’s Eve celebrations? Sydney, Australia Photo: Eustaquio Santimano 4. How do they celebrate the new year […]