• For One Euro

    5 June 2008

    text Ivan Hadzhivelikov

    The next month will surely be exciting for Diema football commentator Borislav Borisov. He already won our trust by commenting the english Premiership but now will have to take on the much harder job of analysing the European championship. For the very first time it will not be broadcasted by the state tv but by Diema instead. We caught up with Borislav just as he was packing his bags for Austria and had a nice talk about the way he was preparing for the task and who would win the title this year.
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  • Cinnamon for Fans

    30 May 2008

    text Nikola Shahpazov, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    This text is about theatre, poetry and the C section on Bulgarian Army stadium. The common element among these three topics is Elin Rahnev – a journalist, a passionate fan of the football team CSKA, capable of representing life in Bulgaria as a minibus or glorifying the football predilections of the Pope. We met Elin in a café, a hundred meters away from the Satirical Theatre and discussed his new book of poetry Canela (cinnamon) and some other things.
  • Street Law

    23 May 2008

    by Diana Tomova, photo Ilian Ruzhin

    Street Fashion blogs became so popular that every big city on the planet has its own. Sofia had to catch up. Just a few weeks ago the team behind fashion website ViewSofia.com made it all happen in Bulgaria - they started sofiastreetstyle.com, the first street fashion blog in this country. We met Ivana, who is a bag freak and Iva, who hates the leopard print, looking for an answer of the simple question what does it mean to be fashionable these days.
  • Around the World

    3 April 2008

    text Ekaterina Chilikova

    The name of Ilija Trojanov is usually mentioned in connection with his books, but the author is known also as a journalist, publisher, script-writer and director. He is always on the road passing through South Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. In March we found him for a while even in Bulgaria. We managed to ask him several questions about the publication of his new books and the screening of two movies during the Sofia Film Fest. We’ve got it as a blitz interview – short and clear.
  • European Tales

    13 March 2008

    text Anelia Alexandrova, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    The Bulgarian press market is full of magazines but we still miss something. We are waiting for the change in the middle of April when QM Media starts publishing the Bulgarian version of the Italian L’Europeo – a collector’s issue for the lovers of serious themes and interesting stories. We are curious what we are going to read and how the preparation of the first issue is going on. That’s why we asked its editor in chief Kalina Androlova, whom we know well from magazines like Max and Amica.
  • Something new on the TV screen

    22 November 2007

    text Diana Tomova, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    Watch out – on November 25th at 5 p.m. the forth national TV channel called TV2 starts broadcasting fully covering the country. You can watch it everywhere only by using an ordinary antenna with no need of cables or other additional appliances. The start is strong with several provocative programmes. At present the channel broadcasts only 7 hours a day, but the full programme is expected to happen in spring. We asked the programme director Borko Chuchkov how they are going to entertain us till then. He is sure there is no such TV like TV2 and we are likely to believe him.
  • True Romance

    15 November 2007

    text Anelia Alexandrova, photos Bogdanov and Misirkov

    November 10th has already passed away but this year we had another good reason to think about our socialist past and the time of democratic changes – Party House written by Georgi Tenev has become the novel of the year in the VIK foundation contest. We were really looking forward the moment when a young and talented writer wins the award thus we immediately addressed Georgi with some important questions about writing and reading.
  • Wild years

    27 September 2007

    text Elena Peneva, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    After promising writing his “big novel of the 90's” Bogdan Russev has really done it. It’s entitled Come to Me and since September 24th has been already on the market. Here is what the author thinks of parties, foolish love and writing before drinking the first coffee for the day.
  • I can hear your voices

    21 September 2007

    text Anelia Alexandrova, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    On the day of celebrating the holiday of Sofia, September 17th, a brightly new radio programme named Sofia started broadcasting. It is the third programme of the National Radio besides Horizont and Hristo Botev. We turned on the radio, heard what it’s all about and looked for the editor in chief to praise him on the good work. Responsibly the programme is headed by Georgi Liubenov – the same whom you know as the host of Polet nad noshta, Noshten Horizont, 24 Kvadrata, etc.
  • Georgi Gospodinov: Honestly and balladically speaking

    24 August 2007

    text Anelia Alexandrova, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    Recently Georgi Gospodinov has published a new book collecting poems from all his poetry volumes up to now plus some new ones from the upcoming World’s Sundays. He plans presenting it at the new edition of the Apolonia festival – with a trumpet, voice and may be... a walking stick. We caught him just before leaving to the seaside and talked about poetry and prose, soccer, long sunsets in Sozopol and most of all about his ballads and breakdowns.
  • Photo cats

    13 July 2007

    text Nikola Shahpazov, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    When during a euphoric Friday night we found the new episode of the photo comics Cats, we found it a good idea to meet the head of Paper Movie project Milen Antiohov. He appeared to be talkative and very enthusiastic about everything connected to his favourite black and white stories. We talked for a long time, here are some selected episodes.
  • Against the Wall

    4 May 2007

    text Anelia Alexandrova, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    Nast, Nassimo, Nastera or Napalm Graffix are the many names of one of the most talented graffiti writers here. He always hides his face as you see on the photo – he does nothing wrong, but just in case. You have certainly seen some of his works at the NDK monument, some subways, construction sites and facades that are a part of the more colourful and beautiful side of our city landscape. The big news these days is that the first Bulgarian graffiti book has already been published. Guess who is responsible for that?
  • Material experiment

    30 March 2007

    text Mariana Hristova, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    Karbovski needs no introduction and his new provocative project deserves attention. The book Trinity Project written together with his true friends, sharing a common drinking tradition Kalin Terziiski and Angel Konstantinov, is a conceptual sequel of a previous poetry volume. He is frank and entertaining as always, no doubt.
  • Comics Studio

    23 March 2007

    text Nikola Shahpazov, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    Art Line Studio has already surprised us with good comics like Spawn, Sin City and the French issue Bleksed. We decided to get in touch with the owner of Art Line Hristo Kotsev and has good chat about Frank Miller, the quality of French comics books and the future of the Bulgarian ones.
  • Charlie and the city

    2 March 2007

    text Anelia Alexandrova, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    There is no way you don’t know who Radoslav Parushev, a.k.a. Charlie, is – unless you are not interested in reading the young and fast Bulgarian literature, lifestyle magazines or… often visiting the Bilkova bar. After the Neverbeunhappy (2004) and the novel entitled Pursuit (2005) the corporate lawyer has recently published his new volume of stories. The book Project Gigamono again includes stories from the meetings and ghosts sneaking in the city heart – so be very careful because “every man is everybody, you know”.

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