When she was eleven, Joanna Trzeciak sent Szymborska a poem, beginning a lifelong correspondence. To meet Różewicz, she plotted an accidental meeting in a park. A true lover of poetry obviously doesn’t just leave things to chance.
“I don’t worry about science redefining the value of a human being, but I am concerned about technology and the market place doing that,” says Nobel Prize-winner Roald Hoffmann – scientist, playwright and poet.
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.
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.
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.
The director of In Darkness speaks about films, music, identity, and the challenge of making a complex story simple, but not simplistic.
Chicago-based filmmaker Chris Swider discusses his award-winning documentary, and why he chose to focus on the youngest “enemies of the State.”
Maureen Mroczek Morris talks to to the author of The Katyń Order about the use of fiction to tell a historical tale.
When someone does MMA with proper technique, it borders on the beautiful. CR meets Polish-Canadian MMA fighter Soszysnki, who is as tough in the ring as he is gentle in life.
Piotr Uzarowicz’s grandfather was one the officers murdered at Katyń. His moving film examines how a political conspiracy of silence left bare his family’s wounds of war.
Jan Lisiecki on being a citizen of the world and on why he prefers music to math.