Pokretači #61 Matija Belković i Matija Hrkać – Cogito Coffee / Zagreb

Matija Belković i Matija Hrkać su pokretači Cogito Coffee Roasters , jedinstvenog zagrebačkog brenda kafe koji je zbog svoga izuzetnog kvaliteta uspeo da se proširi ne samo po Hrvatskoj, već i internacionalno. Pričali smo o njihovom interkontinentalnom uspehu, od Filadelfije do Dubaia, ali i o vrednosti studiranja filozofije i rastućoj zagrebačkoj craft sceni. Beleške Kraći intervju od pre par godina Članak o Cogitu u Buro24/7 Pratite Pokretače … Continue reading Pokretači #61 Matija Belković i Matija Hrkać – Cogito Coffee / Zagreb

#60 Dr Jelena Žarkovic Rakić o nejednakosti i ekonomiji – FREN, Ekonomski Fakultet / Beograd

Dr Jelena Žarković Rakić je vanredni profesor i docent na Ekonomskom fakultetu, Univerziteta u Beogradu i direktor FREN-a. Pričali smo o ekonomskoj nejednakosti u Srbiji, “inovativnoj državi” i važnosti dobrih ekonomskih diskusija za Srbiju. Beleške i preporuke za čitanje Sjajan članak Dr Žarković Rakić o našim tajkunima i njihovom “neoliberalizmu” (i njeni ostali članci na Peščaniku) Studija o dohodnoj nejednakosti iz 2017 Thomas Piketty i … Continue reading #60 Dr Jelena Žarkovic Rakić o nejednakosti i ekonomiji – FREN, Ekonomski Fakultet / Beograd

The Diary of Diana Budisavljević – Review

The best thing about The Diary of Diana Budisavljević (styled for international audiences without those confusing Slavic last names as “The Diary of Diana B.”) is that this film was made at all, considering all the various barriers to this story being told. Its titular character, Diana Budisavljević (nee Obexer) has only recently become recognised as an unsung heroine of the very bloody WWII in … Continue reading The Diary of Diana Budisavljević – Review

Pokretači #59 Vanja Puškar – New Balkan Cuisine / Beograd

Postanite mecena Pokretača i The Nutshell Times-a preko Patreona. Vanja Puškar je jedan od najuzbudljivijih chefova u regionu zbog svoje želje da (re)afirmiše lokalne proizvode i učini domaću, balkansku, kuhinju uzbudiljvijom. Pričali smo o njegovoj odluci da pokrene svoja dva restorana u Beogradu, Iris i Iva, insipiraciji iza koncepta New Balkan Cuisine, ali i o tome kako naš pristup prema hrani određuje i pristup prema … Continue reading Pokretači #59 Vanja Puškar – New Balkan Cuisine / Beograd

Pokretači #58 Dejan Vučetić o Olgi Jevrić – Kuća Legata / Beograd

Dejan Vučetić, kustos u Kući Legata, o Olgi Jevrić (1922-2014, velikoj legatorki i skulptorki čije je revolucionarno delo osvežilo jugoslovensku umetnost i privuklo pažnju Tate Modern-a. Pričali smo o brilijantnoj karijeri Olge Jevrić, promociji njenog dela i tome kako izgleda biti kustos i štiti nečije delo. Njena dela možete videti do sredine novembra 2019. u Narodnom Muzeju u Kraljevu, a planirano je i postavljanje njenih … Continue reading Pokretači #58 Dejan Vučetić o Olgi Jevrić – Kuća Legata / Beograd

Hidden Belgrade (41): Occult Belgrade

Given Belgrade’s long and bloody history it is almost a wonder that there is not a larger number of stories of hauntings and other occult occurrences. This is even more remarkable considering that Serbia has a long association with and interest in the occult – from being connected with vampire crazes since 18th century (we invented the word after all), to its prominent role in … Continue reading Hidden Belgrade (41): Occult Belgrade

Horrific Things to Do in Serbia

If you thought bad trains, crumbling roads, tacky hotels and dodgy kafans are the worst you can expect when visiting Serbia, prepare to be frightened. Serbia offers many super-natural ways to die, be abducted by paranormal forces or just suffer at the hand of the locals. It isn’t all that bad: these scary, orientalising stories inspired Marina Abamović’s interesting Balkan Erotic Epic and a group … Continue reading Horrific Things to Do in Serbia

Autumnal Road Trip Down the Drina

One of my favourite family trips was going rafting on the Tara river in the summer of 2011. Back then, I had little knowledge of how beautiful the nature is in the Balkans, and was sad that I will not get the chance to explore it at leisure as I was set to move half-way around the world (that, thankfully, did not happen, but I … Continue reading Autumnal Road Trip Down the Drina

Pokretači #57 Dr Ana Russell-Omaljev – Contemporary Balkan Art / London

Dr Ana Russell-Omaljev o radu na promociji kreativaca sa Balkana u Londonu kroz Contemporary Balkan Art (CoBA) i naporima da se percepcija našeg regiona ispravi kroz sjajnu umetnost koja se ovde stvara. CoBA takodje organizuje Southeast European Future Festival čije je najskorije izdanje bilo u septembru 2019-e u Rich Mix kulturnom centru u Shoreditch-u. Beleške Anina knjiga o identitetima u Srbiji Divided We Stand: Discourses … Continue reading Pokretači #57 Dr Ana Russell-Omaljev – Contemporary Balkan Art / London

Rediscovering the Magic of the Gusle

The first time I heard live gusle singing, a UNESCO-protected Serbian national ritual, was not fortuitous. I was fifteen, and my stern Serbian teacher took our High School class to a local library to hear poems and stories written by fellow high-schoolers. The boredom of this dreary event was somewhat lifted when one guy decided to perform his longish poem, written in traditional decasyllabic verses, … Continue reading Rediscovering the Magic of the Gusle

Pokretači #56 Maja Necić i Dijana Novaković – Studio AUTORI / Beograd

Još od 2008-e, Studio AUTORI je jedan od najboljih reprezenata novog talasa u arhitekturi i dizajnu u Srbiji i regionu. Od njihovog prvog projekta, co-working huba Mokrin House (epizoda sa njima je na linku ovde), pa sve do dizajna splava Pristan, AUTORI su stvorili prepoznatljivu estetiku i vratili ambiciju i polet domaćoj sceni. U ovoj epizodi, Maja i Dijana dele svoja iskustva u stvaranju ovog … Continue reading Pokretači #56 Maja Necić i Dijana Novaković – Studio AUTORI / Beograd

Pokretači #55 Nikola Šimšić – Šime / Beograd

Nikola Šimšić Šime, bodybuilding takmičar, lični trener iFitPass ambasador, o čarima i mukama bodybuildinga, kao i o stvarima o kojima bi trebalo da mislite ako odlučite da idete u teretanu. Beleške Pratite Pokretače i na iTunesu, TuneIn, Stitcheru i YouTubeu,a i slušajte nove epizode na Radioaparatu svakog ponedeljka od 16h.   Za Pokretače i slične sadržaje, lajkujte The Nutshell Times na Facebooku! Postanite mecena Pokretača i The Nutshell Times-a preko Patreona. Continue reading Pokretači #55 Nikola Šimšić – Šime / Beograd

Pokretači #54 Srđan Šajinović – East to the Sun / Banja Luka

East to the Sun je putopisni blog, na kome Srđan opisuje svoje avanture po uzbudljivim destinacijama, od Mongolije, preko Irana, pa sve do putovanja po Balkanu. Beleške East to the Sun – Instagram i Twitter Prvi post iz Dečana Priče iz Irana Saveti o putovanjima Pratite Pokretače i na iTunesu, TuneIn, Stitcheru i YouTubeu,a i slušajte nove epizode na Radioaparatu svakog ponedeljka od 16h.   Za Pokretače i slične sadržaje, lajkujte The Nutshell Times na … Continue reading Pokretači #54 Srđan Šajinović – East to the Sun / Banja Luka

Hidden Belgrade (40): National Assembly’s Grand Interior

Built in 1936, on the spot of the former Batal mosque, and just across the road from the royal place complex, the National Assembly building, was built to impress the power and ambitions of the ill-fated Kingdom of Yugoslavia. The outdated, Belle Epoque grandeur of its exterior was based on a design by Konstantin Jovanović in 1892, (later modified by Jovan and Petar Ilkić in … Continue reading Hidden Belgrade (40): National Assembly’s Grand Interior

Pokretači #53 Keel – Nenad i Srđan Tomić / Beograd

Gosti su Srđan i Nenad Tomić iz Studija Keel, koji su svoju ljubav prema vaterpolu pretočili u sportski brend koji se od garaže na Voždovcu proširio na sve kontinente. Linkovi Keel-ov Instagram profil Andrija Prlainović Vaterpolovesti.com Keel škola vaterpola za decu Keel Cup u Beach vaterpolu Pratite Pokretače i na iTunesu, TuneIn, Stitcheru i YouTubeu,a i slušajte nove epizode na Radioaparatu svakog ponedeljka od 16h.   Za Pokretače i slične sadržaje, lajkujte The Nutshell … Continue reading Pokretači #53 Keel – Nenad i Srđan Tomić / Beograd

Going “Down South”

Apart from expressions of admiration for the beauty we were almost constantly seeing, the most common conversation topic within my group touring Serbian heritage sites in Kosovo and Metohija was hushed and almost embarrassed question: „Why did you decide to come here?“.  It was closely followed by an admission, that seemed to unite all of us : “My friends and family thought  that I was … Continue reading Going “Down South”

Ezra Koenig and the Incredible Buffness of Being

If there is something like a leitmotif to the last two Vampire Weekend albums it would be “I don’t want to live like this… but I don’t wanna die”. It first appeared in the middle of their relatively dark third album, Modern Vampires of the City, on the multi-layered, feverish “Finger Back” and then reappeared on the deceptively sunny, deeply political “Harmony Hall” the, lead … Continue reading Ezra Koenig and the Incredible Buffness of Being

Morava Style: Medieval Serbia’s Majestic Swan Song

When I first laid my eyes on Ravanica’s Church of Ascension last spring, it became apparent why medieval Serbia’s first and last autochthonous architectural style inspired so many artists through the centuries, from the graceful architecture of Branko Tanazević to the subtle poetry Vasko Popa. That cold April morning, I could not peel my eyes from the intricate rosettes and writhing mythical animals, which enlivened … Continue reading Morava Style: Medieval Serbia’s Majestic Swan Song

20 Yugosphere songs from 2010s that you have to hear before 2020

As the last summer of 2010s is slowly coming to an end, I thought that it was a high time for a listicle celebrating songs from countries of ex-Yugoslavia that marked the past decade for me. I don’t want to claim that they are the best songs made in the past decade in the region, nor a fair representation of what is going on on … Continue reading 20 Yugosphere songs from 2010s that you have to hear before 2020

Northern Italian Road Trip: Central Tuscany, a bit of Liguria and Turin

For me, there is no better country to travel around than Italy. It was the first foreign country I visited when I was 3, and the country I most often went back to (without ever living there), and the place that I could spend each holiday exploring. This time around, a friend and I decided to treat ourselves with an 8-day-long road trip around northern … Continue reading Northern Italian Road Trip: Central Tuscany, a bit of Liguria and Turin