Paula Erizanu

Paula Erizanu is the Culture Editor of The Calvert Journal. She’s written on arts and culture for The Guardian, CNN, Aeon, Dazed, The Architectural Review and other publications. Erizanu did her BA in History with English and History of Art at the New College of the Humanities in London, and her MA in Magazine Journalism at City University London. She published a book on the 2009 protests in Moldova, This is my first revolution. Steal It (Cartier, 2010, trilingual edition in Romanian, English and French) and a poetry collection, Take Care (Charmides, 2015, in Romanian). You can follow her on Twitter here.

We can’t get enough of this prankster grandma from Volgograd

We can’t get enough of this prankster grandma from Volgograd

A Hungarian priest, a British Ambassador, and the Belarusian army all show off their gear in viral ‘Tetris Challenge’

A Hungarian priest, a British Ambassador, and the Belarusian army all show off their gear in viral ‘Tetris Challenge’

‘My father understood the human soul’: remembering the Jewish-Romanian author whose Holocaust stories continue to inspire compassion

‘My father understood the human soul’: remembering the Jewish-Romanian author whose Holocaust stories continue to inspire compassion

Sing along to classic Soviet musicals in London

Sing along to classic Soviet musicals in London

Now you can finally catch divisive Russian YouTube star Yuri Dud in English

Now you can finally catch divisive Russian YouTube star Yuri Dud in English

‘I had to fight for everything’: Maxim Calujac on the battle to reshape Moldova’s urban spaces

‘I had to fight for everything’: Maxim Calujac on the battle to reshape Moldova’s urban spaces

Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk flies high with Nobel Prize win

Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk flies high with Nobel Prize win

Socialist modernist gems from Tirana to Tashkent are under threat. These activists are trying to save them

Socialist modernist gems from Tirana to Tashkent are under threat. These activists are trying to save them

These sex-positive plaster casts are transforming private parts into public art

These sex-positive plaster casts are transforming private parts into public art

Outraged by Greta Thunberg haters? So is satirical doodler Dan Perjovschi

Outraged by Greta Thunberg haters? So is satirical doodler Dan Perjovschi

Watch Soviet soldiers strut their stuff to Britney Spears and Katy Perry

Watch Soviet soldiers strut their stuff to Britney Spears and Katy Perry

Police, priest, soldier: a Russian art performance takes aim at the authorities after a summer of protests

Police, priest, soldier: a Russian art performance takes aim at the authorities after a summer of protests

These award-winning Lithuanian designs could be your next lifestyle must-have

These award-winning Lithuanian designs could be your next lifestyle must-have

Russian entrepreneurs make their own Soviet-style musical ode to Elon Musk

Russian entrepreneurs make their own Soviet-style musical ode to Elon Musk

70 years on, a new animation revisits the painful history of Stalin’s deportation of Moldovans

70 years on, a new animation revisits the painful history of Stalin’s deportation of Moldovans

This twisting timber pavilion is a must see at Tallinn Architecture Biennale

This twisting timber pavilion is a must see at Tallinn Architecture Biennale

A 64-year-old Russian model has just become the fresh face of L’Oreal

A 64-year-old Russian model has just become the fresh face of L’Oreal

An American in Moldova: a Peace Corps volunteer is the subject of a new comedy series

An American in Moldova: a Peace Corps volunteer is the subject of a new comedy series

Estonia’s latest art centre is opening in secret Imperial Russian submarine plant

Estonia’s latest art centre is opening in secret Imperial Russian submarine plant

Goodbye gender-neutral denim, hello hourglass dresses: check out Ksenia Schnaider’s bold new collection

Goodbye gender-neutral denim, hello hourglass dresses: check out Ksenia Schnaider’s bold new collection

Russian cultural figures speak out in support of jailed actor

Russian cultural figures speak out in support of jailed actor

This art-protest in the heart of Chisinau is reclaiming Moldova’s sporting spirit

This art-protest in the heart of Chisinau is reclaiming Moldova’s sporting spirit

Georgian fashion icon Demna Gvasalia quits his label Vetements

Georgian fashion icon Demna Gvasalia quits his label Vetements

Geta Brătescu: Romania’s remarkable avant-garde artist is more resilient than ever

Geta Brătescu: Romania’s remarkable avant-garde artist is more resilient than ever