Want an evening at a Polish cabaret? Go with Beth Holmgren. She knows everybody who is anybody – both in Warsaw and Tel Aviv – and will introduce you. Try the “Li-La-Lo” with that charming Hungarian Pole, Fryderyk Járosy, and beautiful Yemenite singer Shoshana Damari.
That Falstaffian model for Sienkiewicz’s Zagłoba – patriot, soldier, miner, merchant, California’s Commissioner of Immigration and, according to Miłosz, a liar, braggart and drunkard (a remarkable CV) – left a colorful unpublished epistolary record at the Jagiellonian library. Discovered by Maureen Mroczek Morris with Lynn Ludlow, here they are.
San Francisco prides itself on its counter-culture culture but few of its citizens know that they caved in to verbal gentrification when its bourgeoisie banned “Frisco.” Stuffed shirts be damned, say Lynn Ludlow and Maureen Mroczek Morris (aka LL & MMM). Bring back “the jolly synonym for the non-Victorian pleasures of the Barbary Coast.”
How I Got Here: A boy’s journey from Poland to the land of the Rockies, the Mounties, Nelson Eddy and Jeannette MacDonald*
When Andrzej Derkowski arrived in Halifax in 1949 he had hoped to exchange his pith helmet for a cowboy hat. Canada had other plans for him. A marvelous tale, well told.
Meet the “Polanders” of California who celebrated their 150th anniversary.
Not only wars, argues Monika Zofia Pauli, but reckless human actions can destroy our historical environment.
She favors preservation rather than demolition: “…because the greenest building is one that is already built.”
Musician, poet, writer and chef, all of it in Polish, Hebrew, Arabic, German, French and English.
Already surprised by a land of unimagined wonders, they now beheld a serene, sari-clad woman who spoke Polish and cared deeply about both her countries.
Lithe, blonde, willowy and a free spirit, prewar cabaret star Hanka Ordonowna was to become a wartime rescuer of children and a sensitive chronicler of their harrowing story.
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.