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Artist of the Week – Adam Ben Ezra

January 5, 2015 by · 2 comments

Tsvetelina Mareva`s interview with the double bassist and composer Adam Ben Ezra Photo: Danielle Jadlyn Mr. Ezra, would you tell us more about your creative path? Why have you chosen the double bass? My creative path began when I was very young, when I was 5 I started to play the violin. After a few […]

Meet The Photographer Elena Shumilova

December 2, 2014 by · No comments

Translated from Bulgarian by Tsvetelina Mareva Elena Shumilova has captured the attention of the world with her endearing and ethereal photos of her children and farm animals in the countryside. She has been featured on media worldwide, from Huffington Post to ABC News to Reddit and beyond.  It’s immediately obvious that Elena’s portfolio is far […]

Artist of the Week – Beatrix Giouras

September 22, 2014 by · No comments

Interview with the German designer Beatrix Giouras by Dessislava Berndt Translated from German by Dessislava Berndt, Proofreading: Simon Pavlov Who or what is „Zauberwaeldchen“? A few years ago, I formed a dragon with modeling clay. Dragons live in mystical places and are surrounded by strange creatures and plants, in magical forests, where wishes come true. […]

Rada: We are not one-dimensional and neither is art

July 11, 2013 by · 3 comments

Jasmina Tacheva Talks with Actress, Photographer and Singer Rada Photo: Dobrin Marchev Hello, Rada! What have you been up to lately? I know your new single, “Anonymous in New York” came out just a few days ago, could you tell us more about this project? Yes. My new song is the latest and biggest step […]

Artist of the Week – Bistra Kossovianova

October 16, 2012 by · 8 comments

An interview with Bistra Kossovianova by Anelia Stoyanova How did you come up with the unusual idea to make art out of useless plastic bottles? And why exactly lights? People often ask me this question, but up until now I haven’t come up with a logical answer. Where Ideas come from? How they appear in […]

Artist of the Week — Valeriy Poshtarov

June 11, 2012 by · 1 comment

Natalia Nikolaeva talks with Valeriy Poshtarov Translated by: Maya Mircheva Edited by: Lauren Sophie Kearney Photography means learning to see again. Aba Assa When I first discovered Valeriy Poshtarov’s photographs, I was very impressed by his work. It was like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, pieces of history, filled with emotional intensity. Afterwards, I discovered […]

Artist of the Week — Jean-Marc Arakelian

April 2, 2012 by · 5 comments

An Interview with Photographer Jean-Marc Arakelian by Petia Hinkova Edited by: Lauren Sophie Kearney Jean-Marc Arakelian: I`m trying to catch the movement Photo: Jean-Marc Arakelian You say that in your photos you are trying to catch the movement. Can you explain that to us? To me aestheticism is movement, movement is harmony, and harmony is […]

Angela Rodel: “I’m having too much fun in Bulgaria!”

April 1, 2012 by · 8 comments

An Interview with Translator, Singer and Actress Angela Rodel by Lauren Sophie Kearney So, Angela, what brought you to Bulgaria? I heard the Mystery of Bulgarian Voices choral music when I was a student at Yale University – I had joined the Yale Slavic Chorus and absolutely fell in love with the sound of Bulgarian […]

Artist of the Week — Kelly Caruso

March 12, 2012 by · 12 comments

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Monday, January 30, 2012

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AnnMarie Rudin Lille, 30-janvier. 12 It was welcoming to return to a familiar setting. There is an element of calm and of order that I am able to appreciate here, which is much different from the dystopia where I spent the weekend. I realized that I am not who I thought I was. There are […]

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2012 by · No comments

Dear authors, editors and readers of Public Republic, let joy, luck and health mark every day of the new year. Let the days of the new year bring happiness and love to our hearts and homes, and let the power of inspiration follow us on every step of our way! Happy New Year!

A Year Ago…

December 20, 2011 by · 1 comment

Klara Barcic Memories are timeless. And precious. They are locked in our hearts for ever and we can think and talk about them at any time. And what is even more important, no one can take them away from us. They are part of our being, and as memories are like that, it is good […]

Thanksgiving Questionnaire

November 24, 2011 by · 1 comment

Everyone loves Thanksgiving but not everyone celebrates it in the same way. Several college students from Buffalo, New York, share their Thanksgiving experiences and plans for this year’s holiday. Photo: WishUponACupcake Dan Bayer What are you most grateful for? Entirely Delicious Pies. Where will you spend Thanksgiving this year? With the family. Favorite Thanksgiving tradition? […]

Artist of the Week – Ernst Arnold Bauer

November 22, 2011 by · 1 comment

An interview with Ernst Arnold Bauer by AnnMarie Rudin Portrait of Bauer taken by Elisabeth Andrade While studying in a Bavarian town called Eichstätt, I must have walked past the windows of an art gallery at least four times each day, running errands and dashing to classes. The colorful personality of the room within always […]

The Week with… Romance and Rain

October 31, 2011 by · No comments

Foto: tested Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but looking outward in the same direction. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900 – 1944) Foto: Clownhouse III Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love. Benjamin Disraeli (1804 – 1881) Foto: Jon Shave Never close your lips to those whom you […]

The Week with… Power Constellation and Life-giving Water

September 7, 2011 by · No comments

Photo: XOZ (The REAL XOZ) The measure of a man is what he does with power. Plato (424 – 347 BC) Photo: tourist_on_earth He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still. Lao Tzu (600 – 531 BC) Photo: dr_relling I love power. But it is as an […]