Articles written by: Justine Jablonska

Justine Jablonska

Justine Jablonska is a new media and video journalist. Previously, she worked as the Press & Media / PR Advisor to the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, D.C. She completed her Master's of Journalism at Northwestern's Medill in June 2010, and is a 2008 Poland in the Rockies alumna. Justine is a CR editor, and its web & social media producer.

Sex and Gender, Tolerance and Fear: A Conversation
2014 Vol. 6 No. 1 / Interviews

Sex and Gender, Tolerance and Fear: A Conversation

Justine Jablonska talks to University of Warsaw sexologist Dr. Zbigniew Izdebski about changing attitudes to sex and gender igniting a bizarre reaction in some circles to a foreign word they don’t understand.

Catching Up with Katy Carr
2013 Vol. 5 No. 3 / Interviews / Music

Catching Up with Katy Carr

She is neither Polish nor British. She is a 21st century hybrid. And when she sings about Poland, she is an author of renaissance, not an author of requiem.

Polish Classic Desserts
2013 Vol. 5 No. 2 / Books

Polish Classic Desserts

Justine Jablonska tests and tastes the rich dessert fare of Poland presented in Polish Classic Desserts and declares them: Heaven! She has a few quibbles, though, with some editorial content.

Elegant Prewar Poland, Evoked by New Fonts from Graphic Artist Brendan Ciecko
2013 Vol. 5 No. 1 / Features

Elegant Prewar Poland, Evoked by New Fonts from Graphic Artist Brendan Ciecko

During his brief stays in Warsaw and Kraków, American artist Brendan Ciecko came across interwar Polish typography – and that led him to discover the elegance and beauty of pre-WWII Poland. We can hardly wait for him to make these typefaces available to us.

Chatting with Katy Carr
2013 Vol. 5 No. 1 / Interviews / Music

Chatting with Katy Carr

The singer/songwriter of Kommander’s Car – Katy Carr – had not met the “Kommander” until after her song about him became a hit. It was a thrill when she finally did. That said, her spiritus movens was always her Polish/British identity, and the history behind that. Justine Jablonska talks to Katy Carr.

Reculturing Designs
2013 Vol. 5 No. 1 / Features

Reculturing Designs

Designer Oleńka Lisiecka blends old time folk and city chic to great effect. Original and fun. Justine Jablonska casts a fashion eye on Lisiecka’s enterprise.

A Great American with a Polish Heart: General Edward L. Rowny
2012 vol. 4 no. 1 - Spring / Features

A Great American with a Polish Heart: General Edward L. Rowny

General Edward Rowny, at 96, continues his life of service to his own country while honoring the life and legacy of a great Pole, Ignacy Jan Paderewski.

Pilecki, Poland and Hollywood: A Conversation with Marek Probosz
2012 vol. 4 no. 1 - Spring / Interviews

Pilecki, Poland and Hollywood: A Conversation with Marek Probosz

In a conversation with Justine Jablonska, the multi-talented actor/writer/director speaks of the honor and responsibility of playing Witold Pilecki, a hero whose story could not be suppressed.

Kukuczka
2012 vol. 4 no. 1 - Spring / Films

Kukuczka

Jerzy Kukuczka climbed the Himalayan crown – all 14 of the 8000-meter peaks – discovering new routes and ascents along the way, because as he said: “I like very much taking the undiscovered paths.”

Polish Global Village Happy Hour
2011 Vol. 3 No. 4 - Winter / Features

Polish Global Village Happy Hour

Polish Happy Hour in DC has a community-building aspect to it but it’s an event without speeches. Co-founder Marcin Zmudzki, who also started the Polish Global Village mailing list, stresses the spontaneity and inclusiveness. Justine Jablonska attended on assignment – but is going back for the sheer pleasure of it.

Our Stories, Our Voices
2011 Vol. 3 No. 4 - Winter / Commentary

Our Stories, Our Voices

Stories are like literary genetics, essential to one’s identity. But how does a storyteller rise above competing voices, break through non-stop background noise, and seduce an audience? Justine Jablonska looks at the issues and offers some possibilities.

Chatting with Chicago WTTW’s Dan Soles
2011 Vol. 3 No. 4 - Winter / Interviews

Chatting with Chicago WTTW’s Dan Soles

Are we ready to celebrate Polish-American Heritage Month? Chicago’s PBS station WTTW is. Justine Jablonska speaks to station Chief Television Content Officer Dan Soles and reports on what we can contribute.

Children in Exile: Recollections of Children Deported to the Soviet Gulag
2011 Vol. 3 No. 3 - Fall / Films / Interviews

Children in Exile: Recollections of Children Deported to the Soviet Gulag

Chicago-based filmmaker Chris Swider discusses his award-winning documentary, and why he chose to focus on the youngest “enemies of the State.”

A library, a garden, and a reunion: Warsaw in May
2011 Vol 3. No. 2 - Summer / Features

A library, a garden, and a reunion: Warsaw in May

The rooftop garden of this stunning University of Warsaw library is not only beautiful but also a symbol of Poland’s blossoming capital city – and of the resilience of Polish intellectual life.

Poland: Once Again the Wellspring for the Greatest Arabian Horses in the World
2011 Vol. 3 No. 1 - Spring / Films

Poland: Once Again the Wellspring for the Greatest Arabian Horses in the World

Their story is told in Path to Glory, a film that will premiere in the US in April and in Poland in August. Justine Jablonska interviews directors Jen Miller and Sophie Pegrum.

The Polish-Arabian Horse: A Very Brief History
2011 Vol. 3 No. 1 - Spring / Films

The Polish-Arabian Horse: A Very Brief History

The history of the Polish-Arabian horse is complex and fascinating. Here’s a very brief snapshot.