• Solo performance

    22 April 2010

    After his first novel Tokyo Cancelled, people started talking about Rana Dasgupta as one of the most promising british writers. It kindled our interest to find out that the action in his latest novel takes place in the meandering streets of Old Sofia and follows the hundred-years-long life of a Bulgarian outcast called Ulrich. We talked to Rana about globalization, Medieval literature and other stories days before his third visit in Sofia. This time his coming for a national tour presenting the Bulgarian release of Solo, including two special presentation in English both in Sofia and Varna.
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  • The Collector

    25 February 2010

    text Dima Chakarova, photographs Felya Baruh

    Emy Baruh is associated with some major events in our cultural life, among which is Pablo Picasso's exhibition in 2008 which was visited by a record breaking number of people.
  • Women's Time

    11 February 2010

    Nikola Shahpazov

    To what extent does Nemi resemble and differ from you? We have enough in common to be good friends, and far from enough for Nemi to be anywhere near an auto biography. Have there been occasions when people have referred to you as Nemi rather than ...
  • The Minute Before

    21 January 2010

    text Anelia Aleksandrova, photos by Valentin Danevski for Angel Kotzev Studio

    We know everything about the end of the world as seen through the eyes of Hollywood, but Georgi Gospodinov's version is even more intriguing.
  • Beer, Beer, Beer Every Day

    19 November 2009

    text Ivan Hadjivelikov, photos by Valentin Danevski for Angel Kotsev Studio

    The Language of Beer by jazz expert, journalist and beer connoisseur Liudmil Fotev is something much more than just a book.
  • Stefan's List

    12 November 2009

    text Irina Marinova, photos by Ilian Rujin

    There lots of interesting facts around Stefan Ivanov - the French High School in Sofia, an education in Philosophy, the Sorbonne, playing in a band, Barzaliteratura, the volumes of poetry 4 Seconds of Violet and Ginsburg Against Bukowski in the Audience, participation in the medleys An Anthology of the Living and Sex Off, an award in sms poetry, translations in 4 languages and his new book Lists.
  • In the Net

    1 October 2009

    text Nikola Shahpazov

    Like all average internet users we do not just live online 8 hours a day, but also started shopping almost everything. So the WebIt Conference comes just in time. We asked two of the lecturers - Przemek Pluta from PayPal Poland and Aleks Marks from eBay about the condition of e-marketing.
  • Sinister Beauty

    1 October 2009

    A year after the return of The Bad Seeds we receive another dose of Nick Cave in a pretty unusual form - 250 pages of maddening beauty, sex and life wisdom. Here you are - The Death of Bunny Munro through the eyes of translator Maria Mihailova.
  • On the Road

    16 July 2009

    text Dima Chakarova, photo by Silvia Valentino Karabashlieva

    Zahari Karabashliev's name became well-known around his first novel 18% Grey, which was such a hit that it went through three editions. In June he came back from sunny California to show us the collection of stories A Short History of Plane.
  • Refined Player

    2 July 2009

    text Dima Chakarova, photos Mina Anhela Ignatova

    Desi Bojkova is the little motor that moves successfully the machine called Totally Erected, but usually remains backstage, because she’s the person that is occupied with the boring details and the accounts. At the moment Desi is engaged with all the actual events around Totally Romantic Bar nearby Varna, the fashion studio in Sofia and the agency for events and in her mind there are new projects too. Total madness!
  • Free Access

    11 June 2009

    text Nikola Shahpazov

  • Flaw in the System

    28 May 2009

    text Anelia Aleksandrova, photos by Valentin Danevski for Angel Kotsev Studio

    Radoslav Parushev-Charlie's new novel with the self-ironic title Project Dostoevski is already on sale in the bookshops and looks serious - about the Sense, the system the lost typescript with the second volume of The Karamazovi Brothers and Sofia as the business capital of Eastern Europe.
  • Borrowed Faces

    14 May 2009

    Belgian Isolde Pringers, who has been a part of the Bulgarian art life, puts an end to her "Bulgarian" period with the presentation of the book The Book of Faces and the exhibition of her mother.
  • About the enthusiasm of the circle of enthusiasts Perde

    26 March 2009

    text Galina Keremedchieva

    We usually associate the 22th March with springtime set in. For four young people from Varna the date is the birthday of their artistic society, named Perde. They defined it as a “circle of enthusiasts, united by their interest to every kind of art, which provokes reflections, discussions and self-expressions.”
    One of them is Lubomir Sergeev, a professional photographer. Now he works on some large advertising campaign.
  • No Lights

    19 March 2009

    text Dima Chakarova, photos by Ilian Rujin

    In 2007 over 2 million people in Sydney turned their lights out for one hour and called this initiative Earth Hour. This nice local campaign quickly took over the world and on 28 March 1500 cities will try to do this again. Among them is Sofia and the main initiator is the Bulgarian branch of the WWF. For this and other eco activities we asked Tanya Kirova - an economist by education and ecologist by vocation.
  • Gaze to the Past

    26 February 2009

    Petya Todorova

    Kristin Yurukova writes in all literary genres. She has published nine books of poetry and prose, and she just finished tenth. In 2007 she won first prize in the national competition for a novel with her book Plan of Paris. It is not all; Kristin has also won national awards for short story, poetry, novel, and essay. With no less passion she is holding the brush when is painting. She has collected her paintings, icon and graphic works in the recent exhibition. Kristin told us about her first exhibition, then about some of her books, but when she goes into history, everything around became quiet.
  • Aromatic

    19 February 2009

    text Petya Todorova, photos Georgi Vachev, Stefan Andonov

    There is nothing better than an official celebration, but even better is when it is supported by Vanya Cholakova and Elena Pavlova from Perfume Wedding Agency to make it more effective and memorable. Two young ladies can make your parties more adventurous. We are not surprised by their next initiative called Married for a day. Ladies passionately told us what exactly it means and how they plan to realize it.
  • Portrait of an Artist

    19 February 2009

    by Diana Georgieva

    Lucien Clergue can tell a thousand stories – and each and every single one of them seems to be golden. A photographer with over 60 years of practice, fanatic devoted to naked woman’s body and bull fights, monsieur Clergue is also a friend of some genius creators such as Salvador Dali, Jean Cocteau and Pablo Picasso. He is used to answer a lot of questions mostly about don Pablo, to whom he devoted his book Picasso My Friend, photos of which can be seen also in the exhibition about Pablo is Sofia. This Friday Clergue will tell his stories in The Red House – and here you are some in advance.
  • Art&Bar

    12 February 2009

    text Petya Todorova

    Around Vesi Sarieva always happens something interesting. The artistic and creative young woman is inexhaustible source of ideas. A provocation to us this time is called Friends behind the bar and will happen in nontraditional area of Artnewscafe. The idea of the project is to invite creative persons to function as the guest barmen at the cafe for one day. They will prepare drinks for customers, and in addition to it will show their art projects. The first "friend behind the bar" is Raycho Stanev - visual artist, graphic and web designer, master of the home made rum. All  day long Raycho will serve the visitors and answer the questions about his projects, installations, illustrations presented in the cafe.
  • Poet's Rebellion

    22 January 2009

    by Alexander Velichkov, photos Ilian Rujin

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