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Sunday, December 23, 2012

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Zlatko Anguelov At 5:30 am, Iowa City was dark and cold, but I had my morning tea in the warmth of our home. Two of our kids have come for the holidays: our son from Montreal, Canada and our daughter from Palo Alto, CA. I can’t be happier! While they were still in their warm […]

Artist of the Week – Robert Aps

December 17, 2012 by · 1 comment

Read the interview of Yana Radilova with the Estonian photographer Robert Aps! Robert Aps was born in Tallinn, Estonia in 1993. In addition to photography, he has been a freelancing journalist for many years. To this day, Robert has written over 150 articles in different magazines and newspapers regarding topics from health and nutrition to […]

The Lilac in Front of My House

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Changming Yuan Photo: inajeep Leaves hip-hopping to the music of early summer One long branch flirting with every passer-by Trunk shaking with laughter from last spring But behind the fence, your roots remain firm Never budging a single inch, between day and night

“Back alleys and Urban Landscapes” Book Signing

May 21, 2012 by · 1 comment

Now that Michael Cho’s Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes has debuted at this year’s Toronto Comics Art Festival, he will be doing a signing for the book at TYPE books in Toronto.

April Was Sexual Assault Awareness month (SAAM) in the United States

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Lauren Sophie Kearney Photo: The purpose of the SAAM campaign is to increase awareness about sexual violence and to educate the public on how to prevent the matter. Sexual assault is a critical issue that affects a high percentage of women and girls on a daily basis; most of them unaware they’re being assaulted. […]

Sunday, April 8, 2012

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Lauren Sophie Kearney It may be Sunday, and for most a day of rest, but I will not be resting today. There is an abundance of unfinished story planning that I’m itching to finish. Not that I want to finish it as such, I just want there to be an end to planning so that […]

Saturday, April 7, 2012

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Lauren Sophie Kearney Momentary happiness came over me today when I visited a great bookshop in town. It calms me down right away when I step into a bookshop. The quietness, the relaxing music, everything about it is like wonderland to me. I could wander about the isles of books all day long. Today I […]

Happy Easter!

April 8, 2012 by · 1 comment

Photo: Skley On Easter’s Day and every day, we wish you hope, joy and warmth! The Easter Bunny of Public Republic – your best literary companion – wants to take you hunting for the longest-lasting Easter eggs in the history of everdom: the poems inspired by the Spirit of Easter. Enjoy! Photo: jbelluch From “Easter […]

Friday, April 6, 2012

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Lauren Sophie Kearney I am in the car and heading for the Burgas mall. Sifting through my handbag, I get out the pocket-sized notepad I carry around with me at all times when I’m out and about; just in case an idea emerges and I need to write it down. There have been times when […]

Thursday, April 5, 2012

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Lauren Sophie Kearney I went down to the beach today. I’ve always loved the beach. Watching the waves relaxes me and makes me feel free and undisturbed and far away from lives troubles. Some people find the sea a lonely place, and perhaps it is; I feel quite in harmony with it. This is, I […]

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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Lauren Sophie Kearney Today I am content. Back home, ready to start yet another new life with new surroundings, new people. Though slightly daunted, there is a part of me that is overflowing with happiness. Outside the window I can see beautiful houses, vast greenery, airplanes flying to and fro – I live near to […]

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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Lauren Sophie Kearney I’m going home today. There is another long journey ahead of me, but I shall just use this to my advantage and spend my time writing. This is far simpler said than done, though, because I am far too tired to write and I spend most of the way intermittently sleeping. My […]

Dr. Menis Yousry: “There is no rule book for life and we cannot divide personal experiences, professional experience and intuition”

April 4, 2012 by · 1 comment

An Interview with Dr. Menis Yousry by Rossitza Yotkovska Many times each one of us has felt vulnerable and told oneself “I want to be stronger”, in moments of weakness “I want to be determined” or after an involuntary mistake “I want to be perfect”. And something more, there are so many books written and […]

Monday, April 2, 2012

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Lauren Sophie Kearney I woke up at 4am to a rather dark, hazy morning; my mind, disorientated and bleary from the early rise. Waking up at this hour is not something I do often, I don’t even remember the last time I woke up this early. This is an exception, though. I’m in the middle […]

Artist of the Week — Jean-Marc Arakelian

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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!”

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bulgarian Science Fiction Between the East and the West – I

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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 […]

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 […]