Kaczyński is right: The collapse of Poland’s fertility rate is driven by cultural and social factors
Poland’s conservative leader said that the high drinking rate among young women is dramatically affecting the birth rate, and he has a point
Mindless obedience of procedure is replacing the idea of Europe
Europe as an ideal is dying as a result of mindless adherence to procedures that have been imposed by Germany, argues philosopher Prof. Janusz Sytnik-Czetwertyński
Brainwashing is not confined to Russia, it’s prevalent in the West too
Brainwashing is not just the preserve of the post-Soviet world, it is flourishing with varying degrees of success the world over, writes writer and satirist Marcin Wolski for portal niezależna.pl
Multi-ethnic societies have a history of failure, according to German-American political scientist
The trend towards a multi-ethnic society can only be stopped by civil war, the author says
Dune Oscar win puts the spotlight on the Hungarian film industry
The Oscar-winning “Dune” was shot mostly in Hungary
Czech politicians slam boycott of Russian art and culture after Tchaikovsky’s opera canceled
The Czech National Theater decided not to perform Petr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s opera “Cherevichki,” a move earning criticism from some in Czech politics
Polish author canceled from fantasy convention for having ‘right-wing views’
Fantasy writer Andrzej Pilipiuk is yet another victim of the liberal-left mainstream pushing out right-wing voices from the arts
Hungary buys central London property to establish Hungarian culture center
Hungary’s foreign minister promised the center, when complete, will be “fit for a country with a 1,000-year statehood”
What kind of Polish film deserves to be nominated for an Oscar?
In the eyes of the liberal-left establishment, an “authentic Polish film” can only be one which shows Poland as a pathological and intolerant nation, writes Croatian journalist living in Poland, Goran Andrijanić
Polish film school student lands Oscar nomination for ‘The Dress’
Tadeusz Łysiak’s “The Dress” was nominated for the “Best Live Action Short Film” category of the 94th Academy Awards
Polish poet and writer Jarosław Marek Rymkiewicz passes away at 86
“Above all else, he was a great Pole,” wrote Poland’s prime minister
Houllebecq’s latest novel is a major success
Houellebecq’s book deals with politics, immigration and the collapse of France
Netflix’s ‘Don’t Look Up’: A satire of a Western civilization doomed to extinction
The movie ‘Don’t Look Up’ shows that the West is doomed due to its spiritual, moral and mental implosion, which has made it powerless against real threats, writes Catholic columnist Grzegorz Górny
‘Witcher’ author praises second season of Netflix show based on his novels
Poland’s superstar author Andrzej Sapkowski praised the second season of Netflix’s “The Witcher” on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the publication of the first original Witcher story
Germany: Nutcracker ballet canceled in Berlin over claims of racism; Russian ambassador raises censorship concerns
According to the Berlin State Ballet, the rendition of the Nutcracker promoted stereotypes
‘A politically correct Disneyland’ – Notre Dame cathedral will be rebuilt in the spirit of wokeness
The revered medieval cathedral is fast becoming a monument to a post-Christian Europe
Hungarian folk dance goes woke with new LGBTQ dance group
Divisive woke trends are being imported into the heart of Hungarian identity
This Canadian just won Poland’s most important music competition
The best pianists from around the globe came to Warsaw to compete in one of the most important music events in the world
Identity politics dominate at Poland’s Gdynia Film Festival
The jury at the Gdynia Film Festival was not particularly concerned with the artistic values presented by the nominated films but rather their reflection on current social and political affairs, writes Edward Kabiesz for Catholic portal Gosc.pl
The great French war on gender-neutral writing: commentary
Gender debate makes reading more difficult and its goals are dubious
Hungary launches English-language conservative magazine
Netflix is altering history to conform to current woke trends
Inside Poland’s campaign to add polonaise dance to UNESCO World Heritage List
Paris Opera to ban The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and the The Yankee Princess for promoting ‘White supremacy’
Classic ballet performances are being banned over alleged “White supremacy.”
Czech series about cyberbullying nominated for Emmy award
Winners to be announced on November 23
Descendant of founder of Budapest’s Chain Bridge is ‘outraged’ about the bridge’s condition
France: Agatha Christie novel ‘Ten Little Niggers’ changed to ‘There Were Ten’
Concert hall in Ostrava ranks in top 10 of upcoming projects worldwide
The concert hall resembles the case of a musical instrument
Autobiography of Czech theologian Halík named the best religion-based book of the year in the US
The title is “From the Underground Church to Freedom”
Our society is not liberal, warn world-renowned personalities
About 150 personalities warn against “cancel” culture
Three Czechs invited to join Oscars Academy
Czech filmmakers can now vote on who wins the award
Almost three-quarters of Czechs believe foreigners should adapt to local culture
72 percent of Czechs think that foreigners should adjust
Coronavirus kills Ireland and Croatia’s cultural capital ambitions
Cultural events are migrating to the digital space
Coronavirus: Budapest actors launch First Quarantine Theater, perform ‘The Plague’ by Camus
These Budapest actors are fighting the worst cultural calamity ever
New film tells story of Polish genius who helped build the atomic bomb
The story of Stanisław Ulam will be shown during 70th Berlin Film Festival
Priceless Celtic head goes on display in Olomouc museum
There is no other Celtic head sculpture in the world
First-ever Comic-Con Prague attracts 23,000 visitors
The event was unexpectedly successful
Hungary to host 2023 World Theater Olympics
Hungary scores a major victory for cultural diplomacy
The Day of Hungarian Culture: commentary
We should have the courage to be Hungarians: commentary
In an era dominated by political correctness, this is how Hungarians see the world
Czechia has a chance to win an Oscar
The Daughter earns a nomination in the short animated film
Hungary joins calls demanding removal of Netflix’s Jesus parody
The Netflix film, portraying Jesus as a gay man, has outraged Christians across the world
Attack on Christianity: Polish deputy PM demands Netflix remove film depicting Jesus as gay
The film produced by Brazilian comedians is a parody depicting Jesus as a homosexual man
Budapest kicks off 13th International Circus Festival
Circus troupes from four continents have gathered in Budapest
Czechia has a double chance to win an Oscar
Opposition only wants left-wing control of theaters in Hungary: commentary
Opposition only wants to see liberal theaters in Hungary
Hungarian parliament passes theater financing bill despite opposition protests
Changes seen differently by government and opposition
Olga Tokarczuk receives the Nobel Prize in Literature
“Polish literature is shining in Europe”
Poland wins the Junior Eurovision Song Contest second year in a row
Wiktoria Gabor is only 12 years old.
Polish religious movie Love and Mercy a US box office hit
The story of Saint Faustina inspired thousands of people.
The Czech Republic opens a new cultural center in Slovakia
Czech Houses are now seen around the world.
Renaissance codices exhibition ends with rare show
The exhibition gathering the largest collection of medieval codices ever assembled in Hungary will close this week and book lovers were treated to a rare sight on the occasion: one of the curators of the exhibition took out two precious manuscripts from their display cases and visitors could actually witness her leafing through them.
Olympic gold winner awarded Budapest cultural ambassador prize
Hungarian Olympic, World and European champion swimmer Ágnes Kovács has been awarded the “cultural and tourism ambassador of Budapest” title.
Neo-marxists separate art from God
The Left is degrading man in art by separating him from God. Theater critic Temida Stankiewicz-Podhorecka explains how the escalation of Leftist content in art is destroying the spiritual aspect of humanity.
Hungary remembers poet Endre Ady
100 years after the death of Endre Ady, regarded the greatest Hungarian poet of the 20th century, his life and work remain as divisive as he was in his time.
Joanna Kulig: “I miss the Church”
Polish star Joanna Kulig says that while in Hollywood she misses her family and the Church. The actress, best known for her lead role in Cold War, also criticized the trailer of the controversial movie Kler, saying that it is “one huge hideousness that has left a dark mark on my private life.”
European Roma Festival Orchestra features Dotschy Reinhardt
German jazz singer and composer Dotschy Reinhardt, granddaughter of the famous jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt will join the Budapest concert of the European Roma Festival Orchestra on February 10th.
Is this the first clip of Netflix’s “The Witcher”?
It has been reported that the first video clips of Netflix’s “The Witcher” have leaked on YouTube. Although they only show test runs for special effects, they could be the first live action sequences of the show to come out to the public.
Szopki – the phenomenon of Kraków Christmas cribs
Kraków Christmas cribs (szopki) have become a worldwide phenomenon. The cribs, which have recently been written into the UNESCO World Heritage list, require at least 4,000 hours of labor.
Szopki – the phenomenon of Kraków Christmas cribs
First CD vending machine in Hungary
Music fans can now purchase their favorite CD from a vending machine installed in a Budapest café, Origo reports.
Musician’s dilemma on medal from the president
Polish musician Józef Skrzek was attacked on the internet after first accepting a medal from the president and then returning it. Internauts accused him of being a “sellout” and politicizing himself.
“Cold War” takes five wins at “European Oscars”
Paweł Pawlikowski’s “Cold War” triumphs at the 2018 European Film Awards. The movie won the Best European Film, European Director, European Actress and European Screenwriter awards.
Joanna Kulig on verge of Hollywood breakthrough
Kulig, one of the candidates for an Oscar for her role in “Cold War” is mooted to be high on the lists of top Hollywood agents, reports Polish gossip portal plotek.pl
Hungarian Institute in Paris cancels performance
The Hungarian Institute in Paris has cancelled a play after the director sent invitations containing remarks defamatory to Hungary, Magyar Hírlap reports.
Stradivarius “Polonia” on display in the Royal Castle in Warsaw
The first Stradivarius violin in post-war Poland will be on display in the ballroom of the Royal Castle in Warsaw. The perfectly maintained instrument from 1685 is Poland’s most valuable violin.
Bremen theater to premiere comedy of Merkel-era
The Shakespeare Company of the northwest German city-state of Bremen will premiere in February a comedy on the reign of Chancellor Angela Merkel, German news portal Weser Kurier reports.
“Silent night” turns 200 years old
Hungarian folk band plays at Prince Charles birthday
Hungarian folk group “Szalonna és bandája” played at the 70th birhday of Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace, hvg.hu reports.
Poland wins Junior Eurovision
Roksana Węgiel has won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Her song “Anyone I Want To Be” captured the hearts of both the audience and the jury.
Lithuanian director Nekrošius dies
Famous Lithuanian theatrical director Eimuntas Nekrošius died one day before his 66th birthday.
Millions watched “Independence” documentary on Polish TV
The documentary “Independence” by Krzysztof Talczewski has conquered the hearts of Poles. Millions of people watched on Polsat and TVP what was mostly previously unseen historical footage of events from the birth of Poland’s Second Republic.
Hungary airs Bud Spencer documentary
Hungarian state TV channel M5 will air a one-hour documentary on the life of the Italian actor known as Bud Spencer made by a Hungarian director.
Orbán attends Hungarian opera premiere in Milan
Saxon Palace in Warsaw will be rebuilt
The reconstruction of Warsaw’s Saxon Palace is already underway, claims minister of culture Piotr Gliński. President Duda announced the Palace’s reconstruction during the Polish Independence Day celebrations.
Poland’s journey home
Renowned American actor and director Mel Gibson played the lead role in an ad promoting the 100th Anniversary of Polish Independence. Poles all around the world expressed their delight with the video on social media.
Rock stars play Bartók on new album
Famous musicians will play Bartók adaptations on a new double LP by a Hungarian-German producer, Origo reports.
Muse to return to Budapest in 2019
British rock band Muse has announced that it will include Budapest in its 2019 Simulation Theory world tour.
First pictures of Netflix’s “The Witcher” taken in Hungary
The first photograph of Henry Cavill as Geralt from “The Witcher” has been revealed. Netflix Polska has also shared a short behind-the-scenes clip of Cavill playing the role.
A pop-culture feast in Warsaw
Warsaw hosts the 4th Comic Con. The American phenomenon gives thousands of convention goers the possibility of meeting the creators of their favorite movies and tv-shows, as well as actors, authors and celebrities.
Leading book exhibition kicks off in Kraków
The 22nd International Kraków Book Fair is underway in Poland. 781 exhibitors from 20 countries and hundreds of guests will take part in the annual event.
Pazura stands up for free Sundays
One of Poland’s most recognizable actors, Cezary Pazura, criticized protests against the Sunday trade ban introduced by Law and Justice. “Isn’t this some kind of madness?,” he said.
Pazura stands up for free Sundays
A star is born in Joanna Kulig
Polish “Cold War” actress Joanna Kulig has become a hit in Hollywood. According to “Hollywood Reporter”, she has found herself among the eight “standout talents from 2018”.
Morricone announces Budapest concert
“I may be old, but I hope I will be this good for some time to come,” says 89-year-old composer Ennio Morricone about his upcoming tour to Budapest in 2019. He will be 90 at that time of the event.
Full cast of The Witcher revealed
Books, money and video games
American best-selling author Brandon Sanderson is willing to give away the free rights to make a video game of his books. Sanderson commented on Andrzej Sapkowski’s demands for more money from CD Projekt Red for copyrights for “The Witcher”.
Orbán: A cultural battle is waged in Europe
There is no “cultural battle” in Hungary, but there is indeed one in Europe, a battle for our own culture, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said at the inauguration of the refurbished Hungarian Heritage House in Budapest.
“Kler” initiated a brutal invasion into Catholic life
The Left’s hypocrisy shows when they march into our lives in the same manner that they accuse the Church of doing so. As the movie Kler (“Clergy”) breaks a 30 year box office opening weekend record in Polish cinemas, Przemysław Harczuk uncovers how the left, in their struggle with the Church, invades Polish lives.
Sapkowski demands more money for “The Witcher”
Andrzej Sapkowski, author of “The Witcher”, has demanded PLN 60 million from CD Projekt Red for sales of “The Witcher” games.
Hungary stuck between Christianity and Turanism
Hungary sees its identity as a bridge between the West and the East. Dominik Hejj discusses how using the ideology of Turanism by Viktor Orban fits into Hungary’s place in Europe.
Anti-clerical “Kler” sparks cultural clash in Poland
Although Pawlikowski’s “Cold War” took the Golden Lions at the Gdynia Film Festival, a different film has stolen the media spotlight. “Kler” received the Audience Prize and sparked controversy amidst conservative audiences, who deem it anti-clerical.
Ministry sides with subtitles in movie debate
The Hungarian Ministry for Innovation and Technology sides with movie subtitles in a debate taking place in social media and professional circles.
Women rule Polish cinema
A few years ago, female leads were sparse in Polish films. Today, the 2018 Gdynia Film Festival features productions with more female roles than ever before, writes Łukasz Maciejewski.
Political correction of Netflix’s “The Witcher”
Controversy around Netflix’s “The Witcher” as BAME (Black, Asian, Minor Ethnicity) actress is to be cast as one of the main characters.
Henry Cavill to play Geralt in The Witcher
Polish actor to play young Polański in Tarantino’s film
A Polish name among Hollywood giants. Rafał Zawierucha to play young Roman Polański in Quentin Tarantino’s newest movie “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”.
Boyle quit Bond over Kot
Fallout between Bond film director Danny Boyle and lead actor Daniel Craig over Polish actor Tomasz Kot.