Spring 2015

Not Your Grandma’s Pierogi: A Guide to Polish Food in Chicago
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 — Summer / Travel

Not Your Grandma’s Pierogi: A Guide to Polish Food in Chicago

Justine Jablonska’s top picks for Polish food in that quintessentially Polish-American city: Chicago.

Ruthenia, Galicia, Bieszczady: The Land of My Grandmothers
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 — Summer / Travel

Ruthenia, Galicia, Bieszczady: The Land of My Grandmothers

A 4-month long round-the-world adventure brings the author to the lands of her ancestors. Anna Tomascovic-Devey explores the mountain ranges, valleys, forests, and cities of Poland and Slovakia.

Uprooting Halina – A Journey From Siberia to Iran and Canada
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 — Summer / Features

Uprooting Halina – A Journey From Siberia to Iran and Canada

Kinia Adamczyk’s short film captures the indomitable spirit of Halina Babinska, remarkably courageous at the age of 10, still an inspiration 60 years later.

CR Recommends Four Grand Documentaries
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 — Summer / Films

CR Recommends Four Grand Documentaries

• Children in Exile
• Modjeska, Woman Triumphant
• Nine Days That Changed the World
• The Soviet Story

Polish Orphans of Tengeru: The Dramatic Story of Their Long Journey to Canada 1941-49
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 — Summer / Books

Polish Orphans of Tengeru: The Dramatic Story of Their Long Journey to Canada 1941-49

Author Lynne Taylor documents the dramatic story of a group of Polish orphans who were exiled to Siberia, escaped via the Middle East, and grew up in Africa. They finally came to Canada – in defiance of claims by the communist regime that the children belong to them.

Katyń: Stalin’s Massacre and the Triumph of Truth
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 — Summer / Books

Katyń: Stalin’s Massacre and the Triumph of Truth

Allen’s Paul newest book, marking the 70th anniversary of the 1940 Katyń massacre, reviewed by Jane Urbanski Robbins.

A Long, Long Time Ago & Essentially True
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 — Summer / Books

A Long, Long Time Ago & Essentially True

Nina Jankowicz reviews Brigid Pasulka’s quirky, highly original novel about the resilience and the strength of the Polish spirit.

Books In Brief – Summer 2010
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 — Summer / Books

Books In Brief – Summer 2010

• Code Name: Żegota: Rescuing Jews in Occupied Poland, 1942-1945: The Most Dangerous Conspiracy in Wartime Europe
• Warsaw Spring
• A Hint of Rain
• Quiet Hero

Chivalry Remembered in the UK: The Old Poles and the New
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 — Summer / Commentary

Chivalry Remembered in the UK: The Old Poles and the New

The “Old Poles” vs. the “New Poles” in the U.K., and where the twain shall meet.

The Political and Social Roots of the Łódź Biennale
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 — Summer / Features

The Political and Social Roots of the Łódź Biennale

Joanna Szupinska recounts the wonderful moment in history in 1981 that united workers, students and artists to create a multi-layered exhibition and proposed an altogether new social and political reality. The values of that group continue to influence the mission of the Lodz Biennale.

Elegance, Minimalism, Flesh: CR loves Paweł Skurski
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 — Summer / Features

Elegance, Minimalism, Flesh: CR loves Paweł Skurski

The artist’s work reveals “A fascination with woman and with questions about her nature and magnetism…”

The Betweeners: A Work by Ian Wojtowicz
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 — Summer / Features

The Betweeners: A Work by Ian Wojtowicz

Ian Wojtowicz staged his work, “The Betweeners” at Montreal’s Skol in April 2010.

Big Mary and the Slavic Miners’ Battle with King Coal
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 — Summer / Features

Big Mary and the Slavic Miners’ Battle with King Coal

The coal patch town of Lattimer, Pennsylvania was the scene of one of the most deadly attacks by the coal companies against the defenseless miners and their families. Vince Chesney tells this story with special tribute to “Big Mary” Steptak, an immigrant whose eloquent oratory in several Slavic languages united the miners in their struggle for basic rights.

“Reporting from DC, this is Justine Jablonska”
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 — Summer / Features

“Reporting from DC, this is Justine Jablonska”

She spent the final quarter of her graduate journalism program in Medill’s Washington DC newsroom. A few highlights from Justine Jablonska’s 12-week adventure in the U.S. capital.

Naples, Florida: The High Cost of Living in Paradise
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 — Summer / Travel

Naples, Florida: The High Cost of Living in Paradise

A brief holiday in Pelican Bay is a bit like a visit to paradise. But this earthly paradise comes at a price, muses Kinia Adamczyk, a price too high for many long time residents who are forced to move.

Reconciling Past and Present in the Shadow of the Palace of Culture
2010 Vol. 2 No.1 — Spring / Features

Reconciling Past and Present in the Shadow of the Palace of Culture

Is there a parallel between Warsaw’s Soviet-built Palace and Poles’ relationship with their past?

Catching up with … Jan Lisiecki, pianist extraordinaire
2010 Vol. 2 No.1 — Spring / Interviews / Music

Catching up with … Jan Lisiecki, pianist extraordinaire

Jan Lisiecki on being a citizen of the world and on why he prefers music to math.