Journey to Russia
Miroslav Krleža’s masterpiece of mid-Twenties reportage is a compelling hybrid of travelogue, personal memoir and political essay
The time is ripe for Croatia to regain its rightful place on the European horror map
Hoochie Coochie Hoću Kući
Is Milan Manojlović Mance’s Man from Katanga the greatest Croatian album ever made?
(Come on Baby) Light my Choir
Traditional choral festivals provided a natural focus for the so-called Singing Revolution, which swept across the Baltic States in 1987-1990.
One of Europe’s most breathtaking new museums is on the Croatian island of Lošinj
Šibenik C’est Chic
Few destinations on the Adriatic have reinvented themselves so thoroughly as the central Dalmatian city of Šibenik.
Welcome to Hofbauerland
Few graphic artists are as closely associated with the Zagreb urban landscape as illustrator, poster designer and graphic novelist Igor Hofbauer.
Although rarely celebrated, it’s Zadar’s rich stock of Sixties-era architecture that gives the city so much character.
We Play World War: Karl Kraus and the end of Austria
Viennese satirist Karl Kraus was one of the few people who wrote against World War I from start to finish: not because he thought there was anything wrong in defending one’s flag, but because he saw how patriotism was hijacked by the mass media.
A History of Zagreb in Ten Buildings
Forget the about the cathedral and St Mark’s Square, Zagreb’s real architectural strength lies is its status as a crucible of the modern
Power Ballads: Marta Kubišová and the Velvet Revolution
The story of Marta Kubišová’s song A Prayer for Marta reveals much about the power of popular culture - and the desire of those in government to place it under control.
The time is ripe for a rereading of Gregor von Rezzori, one of Central Europe’s most distinctive voices
Station to Station
Yevgeni Voishvillo and Yuri Kiselev: two of the best sci-fi illustrators you’ve probably never heard of
Croatian artist Julije Knifer spent the best part of 45 years painting endless variations on the theme of the meander. But did he ever intend so many of his meanders to be exhibited in the same gallery all at once?
Parts of the mural-covered wall running along Zagreb’s Branimirova ulica were demolished at the end of May 2015. The news was greeted by a wave of public indifference, despite the fact that the wall is one of the city’s defining visual landmarks.
Few artists exemplify the former Yugoslvia’s modernist heritage quite so much as Croatian sculptor Vojin Bakić