One of my greatest pet peeves in Belgrade is the ugly signage that is endlessly sprouting up on the facades. Garish colours, flashing lights and comic sans fonts, printed for a few thousand dinars and hung on cheap metal are calling you to eat at this or that bakery, exchange money here or buy crap there. The sad thing is that, back in the day, … Continue reading Signs of Times
Since opening three years ago, the Mandarina cake shop has developed something of a cult following among Belgrade’s foodies. The lust for their colourful, irregularly shaped cakes and crunchy croissants occasionally results in small queues forming in front of this smartly designed shop in Gracanicka, a short hop from Knez Mihailova. Behind it all, is the sibling duo Kamelija Radojcic and Krsto Radovic, and years … Continue reading The Sweet Torments of Krsto Radovic
Gost je Miodrag Miki Ninić. Miki je jedan od pokretača VIS Limunada (bandcamp), meni izuzetno dragog i prilično jednistvenog sastava na regionalnoj muzicoj sceni koji ozivaljava zvuk 50ih i 60ih i dodvodi ga u novo vreme. Miki je takođe i jedan od pokretača Kulturforum ODKR, organizacije koja se kroz izložbe i druge sadržaje trudi da osnaži kulturnu scenu Beograda i Srbije. Pričali smo o tome zašto … Continue reading Pokretači 2.10 Miki Ninić – VIS Limunada, Kulturforum ODKR / Beograd
A recent survey by IPSOS showed that Serbia is the world’s most divided society among 27 countries around the world that were included in the study. Some 93 per cent of Serbians agree that Serbia is fairly or very divided, compared to “only” 84 per cent of Americans or 75 per cent of the French. Given the country’s relative ethnic homogeneity and lack of immigration, … Continue reading ‘Nemanjici’: the Show that United Serbia
In Serbia and most former-Yugoslav republics, May, it seems, was, is and will be, at least for another few decades, the month of Tito. Not only does it start with the International Worker’s Day, but Tito was born, celebrated his official birthday, and died in May. He was born on 7 May 1892 in Kumrovec, Croatia, to a Croat farmer father and a Slovene mother. … Continue reading Escaping Tito’s Long Shadow
Goran Milošević je suosnivač i CEO pivare Salto (Facebook profil), jedne od najvećih srpskih kraft-pivara. Sa Goranom sam pričao o njegovom putu od studija zvuka na beogradskom FDU-u, preko gypsy-brewinga u Belgiji pa do premeštanja pivare u Rakovicu, gde je Salto od skora baziran. Beleške Salto Predstavljamo vam poslednju flašu Salto Pale Ale-a proizvedenog u Belgiji. Od sada smo 100% brewed in Belgrade. A post shared … Continue reading Pokretači 2.08 Goran Milošević – Salto / Rakovica
A multi-ethnic cultural hub, Zrenjanin is worth a visit for its architectural heritage
alone. Just don’t drink the water. Continue reading Zrenjanin: New Hipster Paradise?
Alongside greater political freedoms, Serbs would also really enjoy more freedom from politics. Continue reading Can Political Get Less Personal in Serbia?
Nagrađivana spisateljica, profesorka i, od skora, ko-pokretačica Patkovog Vinograda, Mirjana Đurđević je renesansna dama 21. veka. Uz “Kneza Miškina”, pričali smo o tome da li se samo idioti upuštaju u vinarstvo u Srbiji, nerazumevanju za šarm italijanskog rizlinga ali i o tome koji su dobri razlozi za pisanje, i kako znati u koje projekte se vredi upuštati. Beleške lorenzokakalamba Nežni i plemeniti Knez Miškin po … Continue reading Pokretači 2.07 Mirjana Đurđević – Patkov Vinograd / Krčedin
During Belgrade’s population boom in 1920s and 30s, its better heeled citizens decided that they wanted to create suburban neighbourhoods which would guarantee them a degree of comfort away from the town’s hustle and bustle. While then, like now villas in neighbourhoods of Senjak and Dedinje were considered the best addresses in town, the educated (upper) middle classes sought also wanted to get away from … Continue reading Hidden Belgrade (30): Neimar – Belgrade’s First Leafy Suburb