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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.

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.

The Puppet Masters of Targu Mures

John Feffer | Posted 12.20.2014 | World
John Feffer

It's been nearly a quarter century since the fall of the Ceausescu dictatorship in Romania, and still many aspects of what happened in December 1989 and immediately afterwards remain a mystery.

Growing Up in Transylvania

John Feffer | Posted 11.22.2014 | World
John Feffer

Agnes Gagyi has followed in the footsteps of her parents to become a critical intellectual. We talked about the rise and fall of extreme nationalism in Transylvania, the arrival of NGOs in Romania, the roots of the new populism in Hungary, and the emergence of the Fourth Republic.

Go Abroad...Without The Crowds

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel

Sure, you could hop over to Paris or London or Rome for a bit of vacation and a history lesson. But wouldn't it be fun to go some place that isn't you...

Speaking One's Tongue in Transylvania

John Feffer | Posted 04.10.2014 | World
John Feffer

When I travelled in the Transylvania region of Romania in 1993, relations between ethnic Hungarians and ethnic Romanians were still tense. There had been outright confrontation and violence in 1990. By 1993, the conflict had largely migrated to the political realm.

Meet The 'Real-Life' Dracula

LiveScience | Mark Lallanilla | Posted 10.31.2013 | Science

Few names have cast more terror into the human heart than Dracula. The legendary vampire, created by author Bram Stoker for his 1897 novel of the sa...

PHOTOS: Transylvania: Magic Hay Country (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.24.2013 | World

Adam Nicholson reports for the July issue of National Geographic Magazine on Transylvania's agricultural traditions and their remarkable continuation ...

Nine 'No Confidence' Votes That Made Headlines in 2012-2013

Jordan Friedman | Posted 08.17.2013 | College
Jordan Friedman

Upon closer examination of the latest no confidence votes, some trends emerge: a rejection of university leadership styles that echo those of corporations, a desire for transparency, and student involvement through protests and social media.

'Hotel Transylvania' Sweeps Transylvania

Posted 10.27.2012 | Entertainment

'Hotel Transylvania' is getting quite the warm reception in Transylvania itself. USA Today is reporting that the animated feature took the number one ...

Why Prince Charles Loves Transylvania

AP | ALISON MUTLER | Posted 09.04.2012 | Travel

SASCHIZ, Romania (AP) — On the last day of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Prince Charles joined his mother at Buckingham Palace and...

Step Right Up To The Carnival

Posted 02.09.2012 | Arts

Maybe there is something mystical about having a twin. Maybe it was growing up in the mythically-rich Transylvania, home of Dracula, or maybe they jus...

Dracula's Castle 2012: Investigating Vampires With Supernatural Southerner! (PHOTOS)

Alexandra Holzer | Posted 02.11.2012 | Weird News
Alexandra Holzer

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Bargain Coffins Beat The Rising Costs Of Death In Transylvania

AP | ALISON MUTLER | Posted 11.20.2011 | World

SIBIU, Romania -- Times are so hard in Romania that people joke they cannot afford to die. Yet in the mountains of Transylvania, carpenters are churni...