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Archive February 2012

Artist of the Week — Simeon Kondev

February 27, 2012 by · No comments

An Interview with Artist Simeon Kondev by Jasmina Tacheva Could you tell us a little about yourself? You were born in Burgas, Bulgaria, and “raised in various places in the United States”. How did each of these places shape your artistic interests, ideas and style? I immigrated to the United States when I was very […]


February 27, 2012 by · No comments

Daniel Beyer **Author’s note: I recommend listening to, “First Floor People” by Barcelona, in order to get the full listening experience for the work. Please say your final words to the deceased and then we will close the casket for the last time – – – And then I watched them all walk by. I, […]

Artist of the Week — Nadine

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Violeta Petkova talks with the artist Nadine Translated from the Bulgarian by Maya Mircheva Nadine: “Necessity, this is freedom!” Nadine, tell us why you choose to express yourself through art? You say that you’ve been painting since you were a child. Is this a necessity or a calling? Whoever you are, if you are led […]

Vladimir Zarev: “Every Book, if It’s Real, Is Directed Towards the Future”

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Galya Mladenova interviews the writer Vladimir Zarev Translated from the Bulgarian by Maya Mircheva Your novel Destruction has been very well received by both the German media and literary critics. What is your explanation for that? After the end of the Second World War during the subsequent rearranging of the world, natural development was halted […]

Artist of the Week — Cornelia Kopp

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An Interview with Photographer Cornelia Kopp by Jasmina Tacheva On your website you say the following: …after a long spiritual journey, passion found me. I am in bliss when the creative energy is flowing through me, when I am creating images, learning new tools, sharing and inspiring with like-minded souls. Then I feel peace, thankfulness […]

And it was February (I remember)…

February 13, 2012 by · No comments

Dimitar Ganev Photo: LauraLewis23 And it was February (I remember), the cold outside was too close for me, the walls of the night could not take me and in their angles I found the dust from my own collapse and I put it under the carpet. I was trying to live with myself, the cold […]

Artist of the Week – Elena Stavreva

February 5, 2012 by · 1 comment

An Interview of Violeta Petkova with Elena Stavreva Elena Stavreva: “Oftentimes I end up running ‘miles’ after kids, which becomes my fitness exercise for the day!” What do you think about photography like a different way of life? I would say through photography you learn to see things around in a deeper way. Play of […]

Bansko Jazz 2011 – Yoni Vidal

February 5, 2012 by · No comments

Interview by Dessislava Berndt with the guitarist and music composer Yoni Vidal The International Jazz Festival in Bansko is one of the biggest summer musical events in Bulgaria and one of the foremost international cultural happenings on the Balkans. Since its foundation in 1998 the festival has been held every year from August 8th to […]

Friday, February 3, 2012

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AnnMarie Rudin Lille, 03-février. 12 I love being a student, which is something I have not said in a very long time. But my classes and my docents (for the most part) impress me so deeply. I learned so much this morning, but I won’t detail everything. I felt so accomplished afterward, and I wish […]

Thursday, February 02, 2012

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AnnMarie Rudin Lille, 02-février. 12 I slept in. Overslept is most likely the more precise word to use, for I unintentionally slept too long, unconsciously ignoring the alarms that rang under my pillow. Oops. Therefore, I missed my first class of the day, which was French to German translation. The class is underwhelmingly simple, so […]

Middle Finger Agency

February 3, 2012 by · 2 comments

Stefan Bonev Translated by Jasmina Tacheva Edited by AnnMarie Rudin Photo: carderel And so, I was appointed Minister of middle affairs. Since there had been ministries of the foreign and domestic affairs for such a long time, the government met in a special session and decided that something had to be done for the middle. […]

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

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AnnMarie Rudin Lille, 01-février. 12 I slept well, but not long enough. Therefore waking this morning was a challenge, but I had one thing on my mind which encouraged me to ready for class: Balzac. I regret not becoming acquainted with his works before now, but at the same time, I am thankful to be […]

The Young Dramatist

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Nikola Nikolov Translated by Jasmina Tacheva Edited by AnnMarie Rudin Photo: Kheel Center, Cornell University Teenese raised his hand sharply and shot the cockroach onto the clay ground with a careful motion of his left hand without losing sight of the sheet on which his right hand continued scribbling as if guided by a reason […]

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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AnnMarie Rudin Lille, 31-janvier. 12 I wonder who recognizes me here. Who sees me regularly and thinks, she is off again. My outerwear is limited, and due to the weather, I wear more or less the same each time I venture into the city. I have a gray mantle, which matches the buildings and the […]