Art & Culture

A Croatian factory faces the reality of its socialist dream

A Croatian factory faces the reality of its socialist dream

The books that defined David Bowie’s love of Eastern Europe

The books that defined David Bowie’s love of Eastern Europe

‘Here you can listen to the sound of Wi-Fi:’ 2 poems by Latvian poet Elvira Bloma

‘Here you can listen to the sound of Wi-Fi:’ 2 poems by Latvian poet Elvira Bloma

Aliona van der Horst explores the life and death of poet Boris Ryzhy | Film of the week

Aliona van der Horst explores the life and death of poet Boris Ryzhy | Film of the week

Witty and frank: Wislawa Szymborska’s book How to Start Writing (and When to Stop) | Calvert Reads

Witty and frank: Wislawa Szymborska’s book How to Start Writing (and When to Stop) | Calvert Reads

The films and TV shows you can’t miss in 2022

The films and TV shows you can’t miss in 2022

What to read in 2022: 10 books from Eastern Europe to embrace the world more closely

What to read in 2022: 10 books from Eastern Europe to embrace the world more closely

Dead Mountaineer’s Hotel is an Estonian sci-fi mystery set among snowy vistas | Film of the Week

Dead Mountaineer’s Hotel is an Estonian sci-fi mystery set among snowy vistas | Film of the Week

Ukraine’s Culture Minister blames Netflix for Emily in Paris stereotype

Ukraine’s Culture Minister blames Netflix for Emily in Paris stereotype

How one underground party night changed Ljubljana – and Yugoslavia – forever

How one underground party night changed Ljubljana – and Yugoslavia – forever

Snow ghosts: haunting images of derelict socialist infrastructure

Snow ghosts: haunting images of derelict socialist infrastructure

On the trail of the Jukace, Poland’s magical New Year marauders

On the trail of the Jukace, Poland’s magical New Year marauders

Yolka: the story of Russia’s ‘New Year tree’, from pagan origins to Soviet celebrations

Yolka: the story of Russia’s ‘New Year tree’, from pagan origins to Soviet celebrations

8 Christmas cocktail recipes from our favourite food writers

8 Christmas cocktail recipes from our favourite food writers

Miroslav Krleža: where to start with Croatia’s most famous writer

Miroslav Krleža: where to start with Croatia’s most famous writer

7 cult comedies to add a touch of magic to your festive season

7 cult comedies to add a touch of magic to your festive season

Happy holidays! Festive greetings cards to send to friends and family

Happy holidays! Festive greetings cards to send to friends and family

Hilarious and heartfelt, Cosy Dens is a warm Christmas film from Czech Republic | Film of the Week

Hilarious and heartfelt, Cosy Dens is a warm Christmas film from Czech Republic | Film of the Week

Patriki Film Festival launches open call for its first digital film competition

Patriki Film Festival launches open call for its first digital film competition

Add a Polish twist to your Christmas with this poppy seed cake recipe

Add a Polish twist to your Christmas with this poppy seed cake recipe