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Saturday, December 29, 2012

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Zlatko Anguelov The feast is over. A kitchen full of dirty dishes and pots, empty cans and bottles. Enthusiasm to do anything is at a level much lower than yesterday. My beloved daughter’s flight to Palo Alto is in the afternoon. My dear son’s flight to Montreal is tomorrow at noon. My loving daughter and […]

Friday, December 28, 2012

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Zlatko Anguelov The house is full of people, and the mood is celebratory. I’m baking a turkey for dinner (see recipe at the end). I have to leave the crowd to be able to sit at my computer and type my diary. Well, I’m sipping a Manhattan: four measures of bourbon plus one measure of […]

Thursday, December 27, 2012

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Zlatko Anguelov When the day is dull and boring, like today, I tend to imagine past travels or dwell on expectations for the future. The immediate expectation is the arrival of another part of our big family, from Milwaukee, WI. As if we’d taken a respite from the holidays, waiting for them to reach our […]

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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Zlatko Anguelov Today, a heavy blizzard is moving through Indiana and Ohio heading up to the North-East. In Iowa City it’s bitterly cold, although the temperatures are not lower than -5 C. A hot bean soup for lunch invigorated our bodies, but not for long. I went out to buy some Bochner chocolate and a […]

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

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Zlatko Anguelov Strangely, I like the faces of comedians, but I rarely choose to see comic films. Comedians always look smart with their sardonic smile, behind which sits a pair of super intelligent eyes. They look at you as if they know everything about the world … and about you. The thing is they actually […]

Monday, December 24, 2012

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Zlatko Anguelov Grey suits this day best. It wraps up the sky around our home, making the house that is lit up from inside intimate and cozy. Grey makes nature silent. I remember back in Bulgaria, where I used to live in a house in downtown Varna with my grandma, the cloudy sky on that […]

Artist of the Week – Grigor Malinov

14 May, 2012 от · 1 comment

An Interview with Painter Grigor Malinov by Petia Hinkova Edited by: Lauren Sophie Kearney Grigor Malinov: It is very important to save and keep the invisible flame inside you     What does painting mean to you? Have you ever tried to live without painting?   I once read something, but I cannot remember well enough if it […]

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

1 April, 2012 от · 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 […]

New Recognition for Zdravka Evtimova in the UK and USA

16 March, 2012 от · No comments

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 […]

Artist of the Week — Simeon Kondev

27 February, 2012 от · 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 […]

Laura Chukanov – Miss Utah USA 2009

19 February, 2010 от · 1 comment

Interview with Laura Chukanov by Dessislava Berndt Foto: Arthur Garcia Laura, why and how did you decide to enter the contest for Miss Utah? I was at a point in my life where I felt that I had to do something that forced me to organize. It needed to be something that I felt I […]