The “Old Poles” vs. the “New Poles” in the U.K., and where the twain shall meet.
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.
The artist’s work reveals “A fascination with woman and with questions about her nature and magnetism…”
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.
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.
Is there a parallel between Warsaw’s Soviet-built Palace and Poles’ relationship with their past?
Jan Lisiecki on being a citizen of the world and on why he prefers music to math.
Wesley Adamczyk survived deportation to Siberia and exile to chronicle that journey in When God Looked the Other Way, published by the University of Chicago Press in 2004. His father, Jan Adamczyk, was one of tens of thousands of Polish officers killed in the Katyń massacre.
The rise and fall of a polka king turned pauper.