Hidden Belgrade (38): Great Men Behind National Museum’s Tiny Egyptology Collection

Ever since Napoleon invaded Egypt at the turn of 19th Century, having  an Egyptological collection was a status symbol in the West. These collections, stuffed with precious ,strange mummies, statuses of animal-headed gods and golden trinkets not only served to pique the curiosity of the local educated elites but were also a symbol of civilisational continuity: that its current rulers and citizens are physically connected … Continue reading Hidden Belgrade (38): Great Men Behind National Museum’s Tiny Egyptology Collection

Misunderstanding Japan

Although I had almost no knowledge of its history, culture and language, like many Europeans, I became intrigued by Japan when, as a student, I was exposed to a heightened, almost surreal image of the country.  This pastiche of curious places, objects and characters that drew my attention to this peculiar civilisation, did not come from the common vehicles of manga, anime and hentai– but … Continue reading Misunderstanding Japan

Pokretači #49 Vladimir Božinović / Beograd

Vladimir Božinović je jedan od najuspešnijih srpskih profesionalnih pokeraša: pričali smo o njegovom putu ka vrhovima svetskog Texas hold’em pokera, kao i svakodnevnim lepotama i rizicima pokeraškog života. Beleške Pratite Pokretače i na iTunesu, TuneIn, Stitcheru i YouTubeu.  Za Pokretače i slične sadržaje, lajkujte The Nutshell Times na Facebooku! Postanite mecena Pokretača i The Nutshell Times-a preko Patreona. Continue reading Pokretači #49 Vladimir Božinović / Beograd

Pokretači #48 Muharem Bazdulj

Muharem Bazdulj je pisac, novinar i prevodilac. Jedan je od najnagrađivanijijh pisaca sa prostora bivše Jugoslavije. 
Pričali smo o njegovim spisateljskim početcima, vrednosti štampanih medija, kao i o tome kako je biti “javni intelektualac” u BiH, Srbiji i šire, što je i jedna od tema njegovog novog romana: Kvadratni koren iz života. Continue reading Pokretači #48 Muharem Bazdulj

Pokretači #47 Užitak – Dragutin Hadži Bošković / Beograd

Užitak je izuzetan kafić koji skoro već pet godina promoviše ne samo uživanje u boljoj “zanatskoj” kafi, već i domaćim proizvodima, od kolačića do piva. Sa Dragutinom sam pričao o lepotama i izazovima vođenja takvog mesta, srpskoj “third-wave” kafe sceni kao i dolasku Starbucksa na tržište. View this post on Instagram Uz najbolju #uzitak kafu i radni ponedeljak se lakše podnosi… A post shared by … Continue reading Pokretači #47 Užitak – Dragutin Hadži Bošković / Beograd

Pokretači #46 Dejan Ristić o istorijskom nasleđu u Srbiji

Posebna epizoda o stanju i očuvanju istorijskog nasleđa i sećanja u Srbiji sa Dejanom Ristićem, istoričarem i bivšim upravnikom Narodne Bibiloteke Srbije. Fotografija: Milorad Stokin Beleške Slučaj Vozarevog krsta Srbi pre Adama i posle njega – Radivoj Radić Golubačka tvrđava (moj tekst) Ramska tvrđava Momčilov grad Maglič Moj tekst o paradokslanom odnosu premo kulturnom nasleđu u Srbiji (na engleskom)   Slušajte Pokretače i na iTunesu, TuneIn, Stitcheru i YouTubeu.  Za … Continue reading Pokretači #46 Dejan Ristić o istorijskom nasleđu u Srbiji

Hip Markets to Majestic Mosaics: Four Things to Look Forward to in Belgrade in 2019

Due to a culture of unrealistic promises and hectic decision-making, it is often impossible to know for certain when, and even if things will happen in Belgrade. Nevertheless, in order to keep the spirits up during these dark snowy days here are four things, with a reasonably high probability of happing, which I hope will make life in Belgrade a bit more fun this year. … Continue reading Hip Markets to Majestic Mosaics: Four Things to Look Forward to in Belgrade in 2019

Christmas in Belgrade

Like with many thing, I only became aware of the joys of Serbian Christmas (explainer of what that means, and why it is on Jan 7 here), when I could no longer enjoy them. The day when it happened was 6 Jan 2008, at Heathrow,  and during the train trip to the outskirts of Coventry, UK where I was going for my second term at … Continue reading Christmas in Belgrade