2014 Vol. 6 No. 3 — Fall-Winter / Features
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.
2014 Vol. 6 No. 3 — Fall-Winter / Features / Films
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.
2014 Vol. 6 No. 3 — Fall-Winter / Films / Interviews
“I’m pro-Neon,” says Eric Bednarski. Take a look and you will be too.
2014 Vol. 6 No. 2 — Summer / Books / Films
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.
2014 Vol. 6 No. 2 — Summer / Books / Interviews
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.
2014 Vol. 6 No. 1 — Winter-Spring / Interviews
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.
2013 Vol. 5 No. 3 — Fall / Interviews / Music
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.
2013 Vol. 5 No. 2 — Summer / Books
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.
2013 Vol. 5 No. 1 — Spring / Features
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.
2013 Vol. 5 No. 1 — Spring / Interviews / Music
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.
2013 Vol. 5 No. 1 — Spring / Features
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.
2012 vol. 4 no. 1 — Spring / Features
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.
2012 vol. 4 no. 1 — Spring / Interviews
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.
2012 vol. 4 no. 1 — Spring / Films
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.”
2011 Vol. 3 No. 4 — Winter / Features
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.
2011 Vol. 3 No. 4 — Winter / Commentary
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.
2011 Vol. 3 No. 4 — Winter / Interviews
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.