Articles written by: Justine Jablonska

Justine Jablonska

Justine Jablonska is a new media and video journalist. 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 CR's associate editor, and its web & social media producer.

Tarpan: Repainting an Ancient Picture
Films

Tarpan: Repainting an Ancient Picture

The ancient breed of horses, the Tarpans, were extinct but Polish scientists bred an almost perfect descendent, and called it konik. Today, the koniks have been reintroduced into the wild by an international team of scientists, documentary makers Jen Miller and Sophie Peregrum filmed them, and Justine Jablonska has the story.

February 1940: Exile, Odyssey, Redemption
2015 Vol. 7 No. 1 — Spring / Commentary / Features

February 1940: Exile, Odyssey, Redemption

When the Soviets deported Polish citizens from their zone of occupied Poland, the Poles began a journey that would cover several continents and oceans. Among the most amazing is the saga of the children’s odyssey.

Chatting with Greg Archer
2015 Vol. 7 No. 1 — Spring / Books / Interviews

Chatting with Greg Archer

Justine Jablonska catches Greg Archer in a serious moment, and the conversation ranges from Cyndi Lauper and Ewan McGregor to his indomitable family and the after-effects of war.

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.

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.

Pola Negri: Hollywood’s First Femme Fatale
2014 Vol. 6 No. 2 — Summer / Books / Films

Pola Negri: Hollywood’s First Femme Fatale

Hollywood has been a talent magnet for a long time and one of the first superstars was Poland’s Pola Negri. Justine Jablonska reviews her story, written by Mariusz Kotowski.

A Conversation with Eva Stachniak
2014 Vol. 6 No. 2 — Summer / Books / Interviews

A Conversation with Eva Stachniak

Whether Empress Catherine was “Great” or not is debatable, but she was definitely pragmatic, as are all imperial rulers. Justine Jablonska talks to Eva Stachniak about her latest book and how she chooses her subjects.

Sex and Gender, Tolerance and Fear: A Conversation
2014 Vol. 6 No. 1 — Winter-Spring / 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 — Fall / 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 — Summer / 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 — Spring / 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 — Spring / 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 — Spring / 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.”