Pokretači #31 Donald Niebyl – Spomenik Database / Illinois, USA

Donald Niebyl founded and manages Spomenik Database, a website dedicated to monumental Yugoslav WWII memorials. Donald not only travelled up and down former Yugoslavia visiting monuments (or ‘spomeniks’ as they are called in local languages), but he also researched and wrote detailed history of many of them, soon to be published as a book – ‘Spomenik Monument Database’ (pre-order on Amazon). Notes Spomenik database on … Continue reading Pokretači #31 Donald Niebyl – Spomenik Database / Illinois, USA

Mathematical High School: Serbia’s Academic Bright Spot

Belgrade’s Matematicka gimnazija (Mathematical High School) is a rare Serbian institution, along with athletes and cuisine, which receives nearly unanimous national acclaim and the school is protected from the usual mud slinging of Serbia’s public arena for good reasons. Year after year, the school churns out positive news: alumni routinely achieve great success at the world’s best universities- one alumnus is a former mayor of … Continue reading Mathematical High School: Serbia’s Academic Bright Spot

Pokretači #29 Luka Popović – Ex-Yu Aviation / Beograd

Luka Popović već 10 godina svakog dana na Ex-Yu Aviation blogu piše o novostima u komercijalnoj avijaciji na prostru bivše Jugosavije. Njegov blog je jedan od 100 najboljih u svetu avijacije, i često je citiran od velikih medijskih kuća. Sa Lukom sam pričao o tome kako izgleda praviti izuzetno uspešan blog, da li postoji formula uspeha, i šta je toliko privlačno u avijaciji. Beleške Passengers … Continue reading Pokretači #29 Luka Popović – Ex-Yu Aviation / Beograd

Hidden Belgrade (31): How Slets and Sokols Helped Work Out a Yugoslav Identity

It has been 30 years since the last ‘slet’ – a spectacular annual event much like the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games that included the presentation of a relay baton that had been carried across each Yugoslav state followed by mass games featuring coordinated gymnastic routines and dances. The event was part of the former Yugoslavia’s Youth Day celebrations, one of the largest events … Continue reading Hidden Belgrade (31): How Slets and Sokols Helped Work Out a Yugoslav Identity

The Sweet Torments of Krsto Radovic

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

Pokretači 2.10 Miki Ninić – VIS Limunada, Kulturforum ODKR / Beograd

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