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Poetry at Stake

Tara Skurtu | Posted 02.09.2016 | Arts
Tara Skurtu

Poetry has the logic of memory, the spontaneity of dreams, yet is much like calculus--each line is, in a sense, an asymptote composed of and continu...

Guns Blazing, Cameras Shooting -- Coming Out in Romania

Ioanina Pavel | Posted 02.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Ioanina Pavel

If there's a fight coming, over the lives of Romania's transgender sons and daughters, Patrick is the one person in the world I'd entrust to lead the charge, with the carnation and the bullhorn both.

25 Reasons to Visit Romania: Timisoara

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 02.04.2016 | Travel
Ioana Budeanu

Text and photos by Alina Alexandra Albin When you think about Romania, you probably don't think about Timisoara even though you should. I know, ther...

25 Reasons to Visit Romania

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 02.02.2016 | Travel
Ioana Budeanu

Text and photos by Razvan Zamfir "Look... That's the most amazing road I've ever seen," said Jeremy Clarkson, the despicably funny, ex Top Gear host...

Romania as a key to Europe's past and future

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 02.01.2016 | World
Ronald Tiersky

Book review: Robert D. Kaplan, "In Europe's shadow: two Cold Wars and a thirty-year journey through Romania and beyond", New York: Random House, 201...

25 Reasons to Visit Romania With Diana-Florina Cosmin

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 01.27.2016 | Travel
Ioana Budeanu

All photos by Vali Barbulescu Diana is my model in life. She is an amazing writer, a passionate traveler, a very smart and beautiful woman, she is a...

I Don't Like Poetry, I'm Not a Poetry Person

Tara Skurtu | Posted 01.25.2016 | Arts
Tara Skurtu

Every time I hear someone say "I don't like poetry," or "I'm not a poetry person," I think the opposite is true. I believe everyone is a poetry person. Poetry is just a form of storytelling, and we're born to tell stories.

25 Reasons to Visit Romania: Sibiu

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 12.29.2015 | Travel
Ioana Budeanu

Explore the old city center with its upper town, home to the most historic sites, and the lower town, lined with colorful houses and cobblestone streets. Sibiu makes an ideal base for the exploration of the nearby countryside and villages.

Skydiving Santa Dangles From Lamppost After Parachute Crash

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.27.2015 | Weird News

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25 Reasons to Visit Romania with Diana & Alina

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 12.18.2015 | Travel
Ioana Budeanu

Photo by Tibi Vintur When you get to see their pictures, you fall in love so deeply that nothing else matters. They are Diana Enciu & Alina Tanasa, ...

25 Reasons to Visit Romania: Alba Iulia

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 12.10.2015 | Travel
Ioana Budeanu

All photos by Romulus Opriscan In the middle of the country, there is a diamond shaped city, called Alba Iulia. I've never had the chance to visit t...

25 Reasons to Visit Romania With TNT Brothers

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 12.08.2015 | Sports
Ioana Budeanu

Photo from TNT Brothers' Collection It is the end of a very sweet and generous november. The weather is perfect, the sky is so blue that it hurts. I...

7 Foodie Restaurants in Eastern Europe

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 12.03.2015 | Travel
Janice S. Lintz

The former communist bloc hasn't yet hit Michelin's radar but it has many star worthy restaurants and stellar chefs. The Iron Curtain has been pulled ...

This Week in World War I, November 28-December 5, 1915

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 11.29.2015 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

The Balkan Front was a 900-mile front that stretched from the Isonzo River valley in northeast Italy to the Romanian Black Sea coast. The front consisted of a series of largely separate campaigns.

Death Toll In Romania Fire Rises To 41, Ex-Mayor Arrested

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.07.2015 | World

BUCHAREST, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Nine people died on Saturday from injuries sustained in a fire at a nightclub in Romania eight days ago, bringing the nu...

25 Reasons to Visit Romania With Izabela Barbu

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 11.05.2015 | Travel
Ioana Budeanu

Izabela Barbu is a powerful, yet delicate woman. From a very small age she was passionate about music and art, but life took her in another direction: the banking system. Yes, Izabela worked at a bank for 8 years.

Romanian PM Resigns Following Huge Protests

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 11.04.2015 | World

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Romanian Nightclub Fire Leaves 27 Dead And 155 Injured

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.30.2015 | World

BUCHAREST, Oct 31 (Reuters) - A fire and explosion in a Bucharest nightclub killed 27 people and injured 155 during a rock concert that featured fire...

U.S. Illegal Timber Imports Are Down, But More Work Remains

Jesse Prentice-Dunn | Posted 10.28.2015 | Green
Jesse Prentice-Dunn

Last week hardwood flooring giant Lumber Liquidators pleaded guilty before a federal judge in Norfolk, Virginia for importing illegally sourced wood into the U.S. It is also a strong message that the United States intends to crack down on the illegal timber trade using the Lacey Act.

25 Reasons to Visit Romania With Dragos Anastasiu

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 10.28.2015 | Travel
Ioana Budeanu

Dragos Anastasiu is one of the most respected and admired businessmen in Romania. He left a promising medical career in Germany to open a transport company in the country.

25 Reasons to Visit Romania With Andreea Raicu

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 10.23.2015 | Travel
Ioana Budeanu

Andreea Raicu is an example for all of us. She is an ex-model, actress, TV star, fashion icon, and now she has ventured into the online world with her magazine. But above these, Andreea is a Goodwill Ambassador for Romania.

The World's Heaviest Building in Bucharest

Larissa and Michael Milne | Posted 10.19.2015 | Travel
Larissa and Michael Milne

We've seen a lot of superlatives in our four years as global nomads, but in Bucharest we met up with a unique one: the world's heaviest building. During the 1980s dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu decided Romania should have a massive world-class building to reflect the country's might.

The Boomerang Intellectual

John Feffer | Posted 10.13.2015 | World
John Feffer

If an American wants to experience pure capitalism, they should leave Chicago and come to Budapest. No local politician in Illinois would be allowed to say the things that any Polish, Hungarian politician says: "Oh, you have nothing to eat? Well, you should be more enterprising!"

25 Reasons to Visit Romania (10): People - Andrei Nourescu

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 10.13.2015 | Travel
Ioana Budeanu

A country is not important only for the landscapes and its attractions but also for its people. Romanians are amazing talented human beings and I will present you some travellers, journalists, musicians, designers, business men and writers who make us very proud.

'Orthodox Priests' Get Sexy (And Gay) For Steamy, NSFW Spread

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Romanian team behind the controversial "Orthodox priests" calendars is, once again, offering a provocative (and gay) way to ring in...