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The Leipzig Connection – Zagreb Biennial exhibition of master painters

in Arts/Glocal
Bird's Eye View of Home of Croatian Association of Visual Artists
Home of Croatian Association of Artists in Zagreb, Croatia. Photo courtesy of Juraj Vuglač

Zagreb’s “Leipzig Connection” covers artworks from the 1960s, including insights into material that influenced the Leipzig School, up to a representation of the New Leipzig School: the post-communist generations of painters trained by the earlier masters.

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Triticale: Poland’s greatest opportunity?

in History/Opinion/Society
Triticale growing in a field.
Photo by Paz Arando on Unsplash

Will triticale feed the future? Will Poland, with its historical resilience and agricultural power, seize the opportunity to become a leader in feeding the world? Some evidence suggests it could.

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Georgia: architecture, wine and murderous dictators

in Travel
Tbilisi, Georgia
Tbilisi, Georgia. Image by Kyrylo Kholopkin

“We stood with mouths agape. Alas, no light was to be shed on the very odd spectacle to which we had just borne witness.”

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Breslau Brewing: beergasms in Poland

in Food/Travel

One never forgets the first sip of carbonated creativity when visiting a new city. A sample of palate-pleasing places to try in #WrocLOVE.

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Zagreb: 12 curious facts we discovered

in Travel
Zagreb, Croatia.
Zagreb, Croatia.

What our young, friendly, knowledgeable guide told me and my travel buddy about Zagreb was memorable. The highlights are worth sharing here, mixed in with a bit of what we learned from personal observation.

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Confusing, intriguing, surprising Minsk

in Society/Travel
Minsk, Belarus. (Photo: public domain)
Minsk, Belarus. (Photo: public domain)

“It surpassed all my expectations and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone for a city break, not even just to a communist history geek like myself.”

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