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Unfashionably Good

Eric Uhlfelder | Posted 03.03.2015 | New York
Eric Uhlfelder

So infuriating is the peculiar nature of the lead character in Manhattan's Mint Theater Company's latest farcical production, that your typical New Yorker may likely have to restrain himself... even herself... from leaping on stage.

Hungary's Green Minister

John Feffer | Posted 02.24.2015 | World
John Feffer

When I first met Zoltan Illes in 1990, he was 29 years old and in his first month as the youngest state secretary in modern Hungarian history, working in the ministry of environment. He granted me quite a long interview and was unusually frank not only about the environmental situation in the country but also about the challenges he faced in his own position.

10 Things Not to Miss in Budapest

The GypsyNesters | Posted 02.24.2015 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

Budapest is truly a tale of two cities, Buda and Pest, separated by the Danube River. Here are our suggestions on getting the most out both Buda and Pest.

Recreating Central Europe

John Feffer | Posted 02.17.2015 | World
John Feffer

In an interview in Warsaw in August 2013, Dariusz Kalan, a Central Europe expert with the Polish Institute for International Affairs (PISM), talked about Poland's attempt to represent the region in European bodies, why young people are leaning toward conservative movements, and how Central Europe views Russia.

Climate Reformation: The Solar Technology Vision of Zoltan Kiss

Peter Schwartz | Posted 02.14.2015 | Green
Peter Schwartz

As someone who for much of the past year has studied the global climate crisis as an existential threat to human life, I can't overstate the value bro...

Double Standards in Our Foreign Policy -- and That's Just the Way It Is

András Simonyi | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics
András Simonyi

Pragmatism however should not be an easy way out of the responsibility for human rights and dignity that we, as democracies, share in the world. We should not suggest that we do not have an influence, when we actually do.

Editors Resign As Media Group Owner Predicts 'War' With Hungarian Government

AP | By PABLO GORONDI | Posted 02.06.2015 | Media

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Six top executives of a media group controlled by a former ally of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban unexpectedly resig...

Housing Is for All

John Feffer | Posted 01.31.2015 | World
John Feffer

Balint Misetics and I talked about his views on militancy, how homeless activism connects to other political struggles in Hungary today, and why this kind of work can be traumatic over the long run.

Roma as Consumers

John Feffer | Posted 01.30.2015 | World
John Feffer

When it comes to Roma, East-Central Europe is still in its segregation era. The business community hasn't really begun to see Roma as consumers because it's too busy worrying about how an association with Roma would adversely affect its image. Istvan Forgacs would like to change that.

My Own Personal Auschwitz

András Simonyi | Posted 01.29.2015 | World
András Simonyi

Very often I look at the pictures of my grandmother Paula. She was warm and loving. I imagine my conversations with her, sitting on her lap. I hear her. Her voice makes me feel strong and indestructible.

Lost in Transition

Liza Long | Posted 01.14.2015 | Divorce
Liza Long

One rainy evening in early October 2007, on a winding residential street in Budapest, Hungary, I got lost. I pulled out my notebook, squinting at the greying street signs as I tried to decipher something about my location.

On The Occasion Of My Son's Birthday, A Toast

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 01.05.2015 | Fifty
Jeremiah Horrigan

Today, I'll raise a glass to Louie Hevizy, the doctor who broke the rules and brought my wonderful, hard-working and loving son into this world.

Ukraine: What Is the Position of Ethnic Minorities? An Activist Speaks

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 02.18.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

For the most part, ethnic minorities of Transcarpathia have gotten along with each other in recent years, though the area's delicate social balance could be upset by outsiders like Putin and his nationalist right wing allies in neighboring Hungary.

9 Totally Weird Holiday Traditions Around the World

Findery | Posted 02.10.2015 | Travel
Findery

There are hundreds of holiday traditions around the globe, many of which you've probably never heard of -- the giant goat made of hay (Sweden), the witch that brings candy (Italy), the burning pile of dirt (Guatemala).

A New Danger to U.S. Interests in Europe: Political Appointees

Robbie Gramer | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics
Robbie Gramer

Hungary used to embody the promise of the West. Now, the United States and its European allies need to ensure Hungary doesn't embody a failure of the West.

Obama and the Gordian Knot of Politics

John Feffer | Posted 01.28.2015 | World
John Feffer

The world is more complicated. The knots are somehow knottier. Bringing in a council of concerned citizens to patiently untie the Gordian knot of politics may take longer. But, in the end, consent is mightier than the sword.

Game of (Nationalist) Cards in Romania

John Feffer | Posted 01.26.2015 | World
John Feffer

Despite the ongoing struggle for civil rights on the part of ethnic Hungarians and the continued playing of nationalist cards by extremists on both sides, Ungvari Zrinyi believes that the situation has improved overall.

Roma and Local Politics

John Feffer | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
John Feffer

There are somewhere between one and two million Roma in Romania. Ratys estimates that there are around 300 Roma in elected office at a local level. But it's difficult to calculate how underrepresented Roma are at the local level.

Lobbying for Women in Hungary

John Feffer | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics
John Feffer

Activist Judit Hatfaludi took a position with Hungary's Feminist Network to coordinate a campaign to lobby for the pro-choice bill back in the '90s. We recently caught up about the current state of women's issues in Hungary, why the annual Pride marches are no longer like jubilees, and what she does now in her current work as a shaman.

Christina Wilkie

Diplomatic Dust-Up Means Big Bucks For Former GOP Congressman Connie Mack IV

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Relations between the United States and Hungary have deteriorated rapidly in recent weeks, following news that the U.S. imposed travel b...

Grand Architecture, Epic History, Lush Accommodations and Fine Antiques Await in Budapest

Bob Richter | Posted 01.18.2015 | Travel
Bob Richter

The way I see it, a place that creates beauty, must also have a lot of beauty to behold. That theory prompted me to add Budapest to my travel plans, and within minutes of arriving, I knew that I would not be disappointed.

More Malcolm X

John Feffer | Posted 01.18.2015 | World
John Feffer

Aladar Horvath has been a Roma civil rights activist for more than two decades. He created one of the most important Roma organizations -- Phralipe -- and served in the Hungarian parliament in the early 1990s. He has also studied the experience of African Americans.

Resolving Conflicts in Romania

John Feffer | Posted 01.16.2015 | World
John Feffer

An ethnic map of Romania explains a great deal about the relations between the majority and the minorities in Romania. Ethnic Hungarians have an absolute majority in two counties -- Harghita and Covasna -- in the very heart of the country.

On Memory, Loss, and the Holocaust

Kati Marton | Posted 01.10.2015 | Books
Kati Marton

Active engagement in public life is the most meaningful way to honor those we have lost, in my case my grandparents, my parents and my husband -- who did so much to fight the bullies and the demagogues on the world stage -- all the while putting up with a feisty Hungarian wife for 17 years.

How To See More On Your Next Vacation

Viator | Posted 01.03.2015 | Travel
Viator

With some cities, you not only have the option of visiting another region, you can also stamp your passport by going to a whole different country for a few days.