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Archive March 2012

Photo of the Day

March 31, 2012 by · No comments

Photo: Ivo Oreshkov

Photo of the Day

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Photo: Ivo Oreshkov

Vassilen Vasevski: “Feel in Sync with the Beauty of the World”

March 29, 2012 by · 3 comments

An Interview with Vassilen Vasevski by Petia Hinkova Edited by: Lauren Sophie Kearney You define your style as “metaphysical romanticism”. Do you believe that this somehow reflects the time we live in? I have invented this term myself as an attempt to name the painting style I have been developing. But I also admit there […]

Photo of the Day

March 29, 2012 by · 1 comment

Снимка: Ivo Oreshkov

Morgan Jamie Dunbar: “Persons near and as far away as Korea, Czech Republic, Mexico, Austria and Australia came together for a weekend of enlightenment and sharing”

March 28, 2012 by · 2 comments

The epicenter of the global animal liberation and rights dialogue this year was at Canisius College, Buffalo, where the eleventh Annual North American Conference for Critical Animal Studies took place between March 2nd and 4th. Three stimulating days of presentations, workshops, stalls and exhibitions brought together activists, scholars, students and community members from several continents […]

Photo of the Day

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Photo: Ivo Oreshkov

Photo of the Day

March 27, 2012 by · No comments

Photo: Ivo Oreshkov

Bulgarian Science Fiction Between the East and the West – I

March 27, 2012 by · No comments

Valentin Ivanov Photo: Monroe This article originally appeared on Valentin Ivanov’s bilingual blog and The World SF Blog. I honestly admit it – this post was timed to take advantage of the announcement of the anthology “Diamonds in the Sky”, to try reaching more English-speaking readers, because the SF of my country is confined to […]

Photo of the Day

March 26, 2012 by · No comments

Photo: Ivo Oreshkov

Breeding Inequality: Gender Identities in Bulgarian Advertising

March 26, 2012 by · 3 comments

Prof. Dr. Milena Kirova Translated by: Ralitsa Muharska Photo: Fran Tapia Ads are among the most visible acquisitions of public life in Bulgaria after 1989. They are “like air and water” to the “democratic” Bulgarian: they mostly go unnoticed, but are experienced as an indispensable part of our social habitus. Ads are always-present – all […]

On the eve of the World Theater Day ONEWAYTHEATER.US presents a staged reading of…

March 21, 2012 by · No comments

Don’t Take the Bridge A new play for three characters and a parrot By Mayia Pramatarova Directed by Stavri Karamfilov Music by Gheorghi Arnaoudov Interactive media by Vladimir Gusev English translation by Assya Nick Cast: Hristina Hristova, Jo Jo Hristova, Albena Kervanbashieva, Vanina Kondova, Sergey Nagorny, Tony Naumovski*, Evgeniya Radilova* *Actors appearing courtesy of AEA, […]

“Worlds” by Vladimir Zarev – Excerpt II

March 21, 2012 by · No comments

Vladimir Zarev. Worlds. Sofia: Five Plus, 2006 Translated by Zlatko Anguelov and Elizabeth Frank Continued from: “Worlds”, Excerpt I Photo: drvglvd1 3. [The love encounter between Diana and Samuel takes place in a typical Balkan setting, far away from the world, amidst gunshots, self-aggrandizing talk, madness, and mysticism. It is the plot’s culmination where two […]

Life in Bulgaria

March 20, 2012 by · 1 comment

Lauren Sophie Kearney You may not believe me when I say that I feel more Bulgarian than English. But it’s true, from the moment I set foot in Bulgaria I was instantly drawn to it; as if it was home…the home I had been searching for my entire life. England had never been a place […]

Artist of the Week — Jan Kaláb

March 19, 2012 by · No comments

An Interview with Artist Jan Kaláb by Elena Kapitanova How does it feel to leave a mark in so many different places where you work? I like that feeling of leaving somewhere and knowing that a little part of me stays there. Because as soon as I return, I go to see if my mark […]

Kenny Finds-His-Horse

March 16, 2012 by · 1 comment

Sheri L. Wright Photo: “Who Are You?” by Sheri L. Wright He set Beargrass Creek in flames with stolen whiskey, something about fire-water, making a point, daring anyone to try and drink it now, but all he got was six months in jail for vandalizing public property. He told the judge that was the funniest […]

New Recognition for Zdravka Evtimova in the UK and USA

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The two short stories by Zdravka Evtimova: “She Understood” and “The Miracle Maker” (published in the anthology of short stories “Drastic Measures (Short Story Collection)” in the UK in January 2012) inspired the following critical notes on the works of the Bulgarian writer: Again, the idea is a study of where the human mind goes […]

Banana* Blues

March 15, 2012 by · No comments

Allen Qing Yuan Photo: minds-eye It is his spirit’s secrets That makes him bluer than blue A branch longer than the root A banana unlike any other fruit But my growth has been Bulged, blunted Like a scale unable to measure The weight of my quasi white soul Is melancholy, ever depressed Flapping against evening […]

Artist of the Week — Kelly Caruso

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An Interview with Artist and Furnitre Designer Kelly Caruso by Yordan Tachev What role does the artist have in society? As a designer, I feel that my role in society is to contribute creative solutions to problems in everyday life. How has your practice changed over time? My practice has changed with my gain of […]

Bansko Jazz 2011 – The Jive Aces

March 12, 2012 by · No comments

Interview by Dessislava Berndt with The Jive Aces 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 13th in the small […]

Artist of the Week — Stanislava Georgieva

March 5, 2012 by · No comments

An Interview with Bulgarian-born photographer and founder of Bulgarian Artists in America Stanislava Georgieva by Jasmina Tacheva How did you decide to move to America? I won a green card 11 years ago and I’ve been living here for ten years now. At that time I was studying Art History at the Bulgarian National Academy […]