Her monumental sculptures sometimes resemble fractured bedrock on the surface of the earth, but she can also craft cedar to resemble handmade lace. Agnieszka Tworek profiles the artist, and her work.
“Masterpieces of Polish Cinema,” organized and restored by Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation and curated by the great filmmaker himself, is the largest collection of classical Polish cinema to date.
Don Fredericksen reviews Krzysztof Zanussi’s brilliant film, Camouflage.
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.
A many layered story about the sentimental education of an American student in post-war Europe told with wit, sensitivity and elegance.
(…) Every Turk hovers between tradition and modernity a thousand times a day – the hat or the charshaf [veil]; the mosque or the disco; the European Union or dislike the European Union. Until you can explore this country, writes Katarzyna Zwolak, read Witold Szablowski’s wonderful book.
With access to hitherto unused archives, historian Alexandra Richie brings little-known facts and a sobering description of the barbaric destruction of the people and the city of Warsaw.
2014 is the 600th anniversary of Polish-Turkey relations; Guernica Editions is seeking stories for an anthology centered on Poland and Polish Diaspora; Oxford University’s St. Antony’s College Programme on Modern Poland; an English version of a novel about Jan Karski’s life and times has been released.
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.
Britain’s most spectacular secret agent was brave, loyal, irresistibly beautiful, and “a law unto herself.” Author Clare Mulley pens an excellent study of the fascinating Krystyna Skarbek/Christine Granville.