Interviews

Exhibit: From War to Victory, 1939-1989
2015 Vol. 7 No. 2 — Summer / Interviews

Exhibit: From War to Victory, 1939-1989

“When enemies agree to sit at the table, push away anger and desire for revenge, they find a way to compromise,” IPN historian Przemysław Gasztold-Seń tells Bobbie Traut. Democracy is always a work in progress, and Gasztold-Seń remains optimistic.

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.

In the Shade of the Baobab Tree
2014 Vol. 6 No. 3 — Fall-Winter / Interviews

In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

From captivity to an enchanting world of freedom – growing up in equatorial Africa.

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.

A Conversation with Stuart Dybek
2014 Vol. 6 No. 3 — Fall-Winter / Interviews

A Conversation with Stuart Dybek

Growing up in “a port of entry neighborhood,” Stuart Dybek added magic to realism in the divide between “American reality and immigrant soul.”

A Conversation with Joanna Trzeciak on Translating Wisława Szymborska + Tadeusz Różewicz
2014 Vol. 6 No. 2 — Summer / Interviews

A Conversation with Joanna Trzeciak on Translating
Wisława Szymborska + Tadeusz Różewicz

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.

Between Art and Science: A Conversation with Roald Hoffmann
2014 Vol. 6 No. 2 — Summer / Interviews

Between Art and Science: A Conversation with Roald Hoffmann

“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.

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.