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Arturas Zuokas and The Happiness Factor: A Lithuanian Perspective

Roslyn Bernstein | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Roslyn Bernstein

Seven years ago, two tall Lithuanians, with their video camera, arrived in our SoHo loft. They were sent by filmmaker Jonas Mekas to shoot a video cli...

Learning Yiddish in Lithuania

Ellen Cassedy | Posted 04.21.2016 | Religion
Ellen Cassedy

The sky above was a brilliant blue, with puffy clouds, as I crossed the courtyard of Vilnius University on my way to Yiddish class.

Top 5 Most Beautiful Cities to Visit in 2016

Tomas Laurinavicius | Posted 03.29.2016 | Travel
Tomas Laurinavicius

Traveling is the most enriching thing you can spend your money on. Nothing compares to the chance to explore this planet we live on (until we've got t...

Unexpected Reasons to Bootstrap Your Business in Lithuania

Tomas Laurinavicius | Posted 03.03.2016 | Business
Tomas Laurinavicius

After traveling for more than 18 months across three continents, I've decided to take a better look at my home country Lithuania as a bootstrapping hub for your startup or small business.

Dozens Of Ex-Soviet Military Officials Charged With War Crimes In Lithuania

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 01.27.2016 | World

VILNIUS (Reuters) - A trial opened in Lithuania on Wednesday against dozens of former Soviet military officials accused of war crimes and crimes again...

Remembering Jewish Names in Lithuania

Ellen Cassedy | Posted 09.18.2016 | Religion
Ellen Cassedy

This week, in a land where Jewish culture once flowered, people are joining together to remember Jewish lives lost in the Holocaust. The week of September 21, officially designated as the "Days of Remembrance of the Genocide of Lithuanian Jews," marks the 72nd anniversary of the liquidation of the Vilna ghetto.

Tiny Road Signs For Animals Let Cute Critters Live Their Best Lives

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 07.29.2015 | Good News

Hedgehogs and birds and cats -- oh my! These are just a few of the majestic creatures that inhabit planet Earth, and they deserve a place here just a...

Europe's Cheapest Cities This Year

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.17.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

You've heard it a lot in the last few months: Europe is cheaper than it's been in a long time. The time to go is now. But Europe is a big place. So where should you go to make the most of the strong dollar?

Out of the Vilna Ghetto: Dust -- and Determination

Ellen Cassedy | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
Ellen Cassedy

The young Lithuanians cleaning up the old ghetto library are hoping that, in time, a building that once offered a wider world to trapped ghetto residents will become a place that opens minds and hearts.

Can Vilnius Remember Vilna?

Ellen Cassedy | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Ellen Cassedy

These tendencies make Lithuania's plans for observing the 70th anniversary of the ghetto liquidation all the more important.

Men's Underwear: The Wild West of Knitwear?

Michael Kleinmann | Posted 04.23.2013 | Weird News
Michael Kleinmann

2013-02-21-Screenshot20130221at5.53.07PM.jpgOne really creative knitter has produced something that we can honestly say we've never seen before.

Track Records: Startled Awake In St. Petersburg

Benedict Cooper | Posted 09.16.2012 | Travel
Benedict Cooper

When Povilas came back he had a shot glass, a bottle of Jack Daniels and a packet of Marlboro Red in his hands. God help me, I thought.

Lithuania: World's Goofiest Tourism Promoter?

Posted 12.11.2011 | Travel

Lithuania’s National Tourism Board is not going to back down. After Stephen Colbert reviewed the board’s Lithuania perfume harshly earlier this ye...

WATCH: Vilnius Mayor Crushes Car To Send 'Message'

Posted 10.02.2011 | World

Having grown tired of a series of complaints over illegally parked cars, the mayor of Lithuania's capital opted to send his city's abundance of disres...

CIA Secret Prison Found At Horseback Riding School In Lithuania

ABC News | Brian Ross And Matthew Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The CIA built one of its secret European prisons inside an exclusive riding academy outside Vilnius, Lithuania, a current Lithuanian government offici...