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”

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

The Many Charms of Yugohotels

Hotels and resorts of Socialist Yugoslavia got a lot of press in the past few years (two examples here), especially as every summer more and more foreign tourists are heading to its coasts and cities over the summer. This recent fascination with ‘Yugohotels’ is more than just due to the trendiness of the Eastern Adriatic coast in the past few years, or the hipsterish love … Continue reading The Many Charms of Yugohotels

Best of Belgrade June 2019: Ultimate Belgrade Eating and Drinking Guide

It’s been a while since I’ve done a list of Belgrade’s best spots for eating and drinking. Part of the reason is my laziness, and the other part is that in the past few years, there has been a boom in the offer. While before there were a few new places worth checking out every month, now there is enough to lose track (thankfully insta-fiends … Continue reading Best of Belgrade June 2019: Ultimate Belgrade Eating and Drinking Guide

Pokretači #52 Daniela Stanković i Jovana Antić – Koozmetik / Beograd

Pokrenut 2015., Koozmetik je sad već poznat po svojim prelepo dizajniranim prirodnim kozmetičkim proizvodima najvišeg kvaliteta, a od skora možete posetiti i njihovu prelepu radnju u Višnjićevoj 2 na Doćolu. Sa Danielom Staković i Jovanom Antić sam pričao o tome kako je izgledalo izgraditi brend u novom polju i o mukama s kojima se susreću perfekcionisti u Srbiji. Beleške View this post on Instagram Jedan … Continue reading Pokretači #52 Daniela Stanković i Jovana Antić – Koozmetik / Beograd

Smellscape of Belgrade

Faintness of wisteria in Krunska. Sweet roses on the Danube run. Endless evenings under the lindens in Palmotićeva. Chlorine and sunscreen at Taš. Damp asphalt and grass at Ušće. Muddiness of the last dip at Ada. Charred paprika skins, hinting ajvar. Crisp smog around Bajloni. Eau de Kafana and wool, tumbling through a December night. Smogless, snowy morning in an empty city. Dusty seats of … Continue reading Smellscape of Belgrade

Pokretači #51: Svetlana Ceca Đolović – RadioAparat / Beograd

Svetlana Ceca Đolović je jedan od pokretača RadioAparata, online radija koji se od 2016. emituje iz Savamale. Sa Cecom sam pričao o tome kako je njeno dugogodišnje uredničko iskustvo sa Studija B primenila u RadioAparatu, koji su izazovi rada na volonterskom radiju koji želi da se bavi društvenim pitanjiima i, konačno, kako postati bolji voditelj. Beleške: View this post on Instagram Pocinje godisnja SuperMeni lista……….. … Continue reading Pokretači #51: Svetlana Ceca Đolović – RadioAparat / Beograd

Beyond Brutalism: Belgrade’s Magical Pre-WWII Architecture

Although best known for socialist modernism and brutalism, Belgrade’s architecture is (in)famously eclectic due to the various political twists and turns that shaped the city’s identity (as I’ve written here). Although through much of the 19th century, Belgrade’s foreign and foreign-educated architects were trying to find their feet by copying architecture of Serbia’s powerful neighbours, in early 20th century and arrival of art-nouveau, which embraced … Continue reading Beyond Brutalism: Belgrade’s Magical Pre-WWII Architecture

Pokretači #50 Miloš Erić – Sportifico / Beograd

Sportifico je društvena mreža koja okuplja preko 8 hiljada fudbalera i trenera uglavnom sa prostora bivše Jugoslavije. Pohvaljena od strane Entrepreneur magazina kao jedna od 6 najboljih društvenih mreža koje suže posebnim nišama, ona je sjajan spoj Miloševe pasije prema fudbalu kao i njegovog znanja o digitalnom preduzetništvu. Beleške Sportifico ( Apple Store link, Google Play link ) Snimak Media Jam radionice u Impact Hubu (gde smo … Continue reading Pokretači #50 Miloš Erić – Sportifico / Beograd

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

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