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CR publishes book + film reviews, interviews, profiles and more. All with a Polish slant, in English.

Jozef Jarosz, who saved 14 Jews during the Holocaust, meeting Jonny Daniels, left, in Warsaw in November 2016. (Photo courtesy of From the Depths)
2016 Vol. 8 No. 1—Winter / Commentary

The Polish Response to the Holocaust: A Discussion

CR takes this opportunity to publish a letter written by Eli Rubenstein, the Canadian Director of the March of the Living and an award-winning educator, to the JTA (Jewish Telegraph Agency) concerning its Dec. 11th article about Polish rescue efforts of Jews during WWII, followed by our own comments.

Bridging Urban America
2016 Vol. 8 No. 2—Spring / Films

Bridging Urban America

A documentary about an engineer? Take a look at Ralph Modjeski’s bridges. They are breathtakingly beautiful and they were built to last. Basia and Leonard Myszynski’s film is a must.

Jan Karski
2016 Vol. 8 No. 2—Spring / Features

Jan Karski, Humanity’s Hero, a Soldier of an Allied Army

A special event in San Francisco honoured Jan Karski, and veterans of two allied countries, Poland and the United States. A great thing to do, especially together.

Window to Freedom: A Journey of Survival
2016 Vol. 8 No. 2—Spring / Books

Window to Freedom: A Journey of Survival

It took Poland fifty years to regain its freedom. For many Poles it took even longer to liberate their memories. Marian Wiacek recorded his for his grandchildren.

Bulletin Board Spring 2016
2016 Vol. 8 No. 2—Spring / Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board Spring 2016

CR recommends POLcast… for conversations with interesting people And we love the logo… by Michalina Paczynska           A metaphor for the EU? Here are a few. Joanna Bagniewska suggests a millipede and her argument for it is irresistible.     Wonderful photo story in Gazeta Wyborcza showing […]

Bulletin Board Winter 2016
Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board Winter 2016

Even if you don’t read Polish, check out this inspiring story in our new partner’s newspaper, GAZETA. The pictures and video will leave you in awe. More…

PHOTO: Nevilley
2015 Vol. 7 No. 3 — Fall

Welcome to Fall 2015!

Welcome to autumn at Cosmopolitan Review! Our trumpets announce a long awaited film about Kościuszko; we review the highs and lows of a difficult era; and take a look at books old and new.

Bulletin Board Fall 2015
2015 Vol. 7 No. 3 — Fall / Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board Fall 2015

The Africa-EU Partnership; “The Zookeeper’s Wife” home now a museum; two events on Miron Białoszewski in New York; and a concert at the Assembly Hall of Palais des Nations in Geneva in tribute to Polish pianist Artur Rubinstein.

Chicago's bridges in the summertime
PHOTO: Tripp via Flickr  + Wikimedia Commons
2015 Vol. 7 No. 2 — Summer

Welcome to Summer 2015!

Welcome to summer at CR. This issue we visit some great cities, just long enough to catch some theatre – that urban art form – and talk to an award-winning filmmaker; see an exhibit. Then wrap it up at the New York Casino, the pub that has no gambling tables but a lot of food and drink… in the heart of 19th-century San Francisco.

Bulletin Board Summer 2015
2015 Vol. 7 No. 2 — Summer / Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board Summer 2015

A 3D map of the Tatra mountains wows; Krzysztof Kieslowski’s “Decalogue” to get an American remake; Aquila Polonica’s “Color of Courage” wins awards; and variant spellings are suddenly everywhere – including here.

Ross Ufberg and New Vessel Press
2015 Vol. 7 No. 2 — Summer / Books

Ross Ufberg and New Vessel Press

Meet a publisher who thinks more European writers should find a spot on American bookshelves. Ross Ufberg and New Vessel Press are rescuing lost literary voices, including that of Poland’s Marek Hłasko. 

Welcome to our Spring 2015 issue!
2015 Vol. 7 No. 1 — Spring

Welcome to our Spring 2015 issue!

Join the conversation about the quiet little film that took the noise capital of the world by storm, and about a startling opera that was long suppressed. Check out Silicon Valley and then gaze in awe at the sight of Poland’s little koniks, the descendants of the ancient Tarpans, as they are once again released into the wild. As always, cosmoPoles are everywhere (even the horses!), with great stories everywhere.

Rynek Underground
2015 Vol. 7 No. 1 — Spring / Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board Spring 2015

Modjeska Monteith Simkins; Polin, Warsaw’s Museum of the History of Polish Jews; 11 Must-See Modern Museums in Poland; Sir Andrzej Panufnik; Mariusz Trelinski directs two operas at New York’s Met; the Witcher 3; and the centrality of Eastern European studies.