Welcome To Our 2014 Fall-Winter Issue! Welcome To Our 2014 Fall-Winter Issue!
2014: The Year of Anniversaries 2014: The Year of Anniversaries
When Rhinos Roamed the Polish Prairie: The Exotic Homeland of Poles in Africa When Rhinos Roamed the Polish Prairie: The Exotic Homeland of Poles in Africa
NEON NEON
Books
Stuart Dybek: Writing Chicago, Memory, and Dreams

Stuart Dybek: Writing Chicago, Memory, and Dreams

A poetic Babuszka: No word in English turns/a scarf into a grandmother

Interviews
In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

From captivity to an enchanting world of freedom – growing up in equatorial Africa.

Features
How the Cabaret Went to War

How the Cabaret Went to War

When Beth Holmgren writes about Poland’s interwar cabaret, you can almost hear the champagne corks flying. This time, the cabaret goes to war. Isn’t that when you need it most?

Commentary
Looking Back, Fondly and Proudly

Looking Back, Fondly and Proudly

It’s a year of anniversaries, all of them commemorated not only by the Republic, but Poles everywhere. Andrew Nagorski has had a front row seat observing Poland’s successes, and shares his personal reflections.

Fall-Winter 2014

Welcome To Our 2014 Fall-Winter Issue!
2014 Vol. 6 No. 3 — Fall-Winter

Welcome To Our 2014 Fall-Winter Issue!

Wawel’s musicians are ready for a party. Poland has much to celebrate.

How the Cabaret Went to War
2014 Vol. 6 No. 3 — Fall-Winter / Features / Music

How the Cabaret Went to War

When Beth Holmgren writes about Poland’s interwar cabaret, you can almost hear the champagne corks flying. This time, the cabaret goes to war. Isn’t that when you need it most?

2014: The Year of Anniversaries
2014 Vol. 6 No. 3 — Fall-Winter / Features

2014: The Year of Anniversaries

It’s a big year for commemorations in Poland this year. We illuminate them with a photo essay, focusing mainly on the people behind the anniversary.

Looking Back, Fondly and Proudly
2014 Vol. 6 No. 3 — Fall-Winter / Commentary

Looking Back, Fondly and Proudly

It’s a year of anniversaries, all of them commemorated not only by the Republic, but Poles everywhere. Andrew Nagorski has had a front row seat observing Poland’s successes, and shares his personal reflections.

When Rhinos Roamed the Polish Prairie: The Exotic Homeland of Poles in Africa
2014 Vol. 6 No. 3 — Fall-Winter / Features

When Rhinos Roamed the Polish Prairie: The Exotic Homeland of Poles in Africa

The world’s largest crocodiles cooled off in nearby water, and hippos and baboons helped themselves to lunch. But it was entertaining. And Irene Tomaszewski was there.

In the Shade of the Baobab Tree
2014 Vol. 6 No. 3 — Fall-Winter / Interviews

In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

From captivity to an enchanting world of freedom – growing up in equatorial Africa.

Once Upon a Time in Africa…
2014 Vol. 6 No. 3 — Fall-Winter / Features / Travel

Once Upon a Time in Africa…

Former students from some of the worlds’ most exclusive schools, they came from all over the world to attend the 25th reunion in Wroclaw. And oh, they sure know how to have fun!

NEON
2014 Vol. 6 No. 3 — Fall-Winter / Features / Films

NEON

The Neon signs of the communist era were works of art, even though the product was never in stock. Eric Bednarski celebrates the art and the artists.

Chatting with NEON’s Eric Bednarski
2014 Vol. 6 No. 3 — Fall-Winter / Films / Interviews

Chatting with NEON’s Eric Bednarski

“I’m pro-Neon,” says Eric Bednarski. Take a look and you will be too.

Stuart Dybek: Writing Chicago, Memory, and Dreams
2014 Vol. 6 No. 3 — Fall-Winter / Books

Stuart Dybek: Writing Chicago, Memory, and Dreams

A poetic Babuszka: No word in English turns/a scarf into a grandmother

A Conversation with Stuart Dybek
2014 Vol. 6 No. 3 — Fall-Winter / Interviews

A Conversation with Stuart Dybek

Growing up in “a port of entry neighborhood,” Stuart Dybek added magic to realism in the divide between “American reality and immigrant soul.”

Poland in the Modern World: Beyond Martyrdom
2014 Vol. 6 No. 3 — Fall-Winter / Books

Poland in the Modern World: Beyond Martyrdom

If you always wanted Poland to be just another normal European state, historian Brian Porter-Szűcs says that’s exactly what it is. That is good news, though Michał Kasprzak thinks it may dampen dinner conversations at festive tables.

Tragedy as Art: Miasto 44
2014 Vol. 6 No. 3 — Fall-Winter / Films

Tragedy as Art: Miasto 44

Sometimes art can touch what intellectual debates only circle, but that touch can cause searing pain.

The Passion of Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński
2014 Vol. 6 No. 3 — Fall-Winter / Books / Commentary

The Passion of Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński

Compared to Keats, Marcel Proust, and even to “Bob Dylan, William Shakespeare, Pablo Neruda and James Dean rolled into one,” Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński was passionate, erotic, heroic, idealistic and incomparably prolific. His life and his art were one, his death made him legend.

Canada’s First State Visit to Poland: Promoting Business; Remembering a Shared History
2014 Vol. 6 No. 3 — Fall-Winter / Commentary

Canada’s First State Visit to Poland: Promoting Business; Remembering a Shared History

Martin Grzadka is a pragmatic, successful businessman who loves to promote Canada-Poland business. But when he writes about his feelings when the national anthems of his native land and his adopted country were played in the presence of the two countries’ heads of state, well you can almost hear the heartbeats.

Books in Brief: Fall 2014
2014 Vol. 6 No. 3 — Fall-Winter / Books

Books in Brief: Fall 2014

The Color of Courage: The war took away his childhood, and indelibly etched his memories on his mind. While in The Polish Experience through World War II: A Better Day Has Not Come, master weaver Aleksandra Żiołkowska-Boehm presents a tapestry of wartime experiences.

Bulletin Board Fall 2014
2014 Vol. 6 No. 3 — Fall-Winter / Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board Fall 2014

Agnieszka Holland to direct two “House of Cards” episodes; British/Australian filmmaker Simon Target brings us “A Town Called Brzostek,” and Canada & Poland honor their forces that fought together during WWII.