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Acting Silly / Daily Prompt: Love to Love You

In response to Daily Prompt: Love to Love You What do you love most about yourself? Acting silly in the most unappropriate situations. It’s an act. What do you love most about your favorite person? Are the two connected? Following … Continue reading

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Beauty Is a World Betrayed. Do You Betray Expectations?

There are many characters from Milan Kundera’s novels that I am fond of. However, I have a personal favorite: Sabina from The Unbearable Lightness of the Being. Not the movie, please, the book! Please read the book, the movie is … Continue reading

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Amalia Crisan: Romanian Artist Revisits Paul Klee’s Dadaism (2)

“Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible”. Paul Klee Interview with Amalia Crisan at DA-DA Art Exhibition, October 26, 2013 in Cluj-Napoca. Question (Q.): Amalia, how old are you? Amalia Crisan (A.C.): I am 12-years-old. Q.: When … Continue reading

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Amalia Crisan: Romanian Artist Revisits Paul Klee’s Dadaism (1)

“Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible”. Paul Klee It has been almost 6 years since I visited Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern or passed by Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich. Back in Bern, I was eager to … Continue reading

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Crisis Culture. Cluj-Napoca Dishes Symbol Bookstore into Former Restaurant

It was a rainy day today in Cluj-Napoca and also a very cold one. So much so that one could not have been able to step outside without an umbrella. I was getting back to the bus station which corners … Continue reading

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Mario Vargas Llosa, Doctor Honoris Causa in Cluj-Napoca. On Storytelling

Mario Vargas Llosa, recipient of the 2010 Nobel Award for Literature, is on a three-day official visit in Cluj-Napoca, Romania following the invitation of Babes-Bolyai University (UBB). Vargas Llosa has been awarded today the Doctor Honoris Causa of UBB Cluj-Napoca … Continue reading

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Easter Menu: Lamb or Dog?

Beware, this post shall be about food in general, carcasses and telling a lamb from a dog. The great majority of Orthodox Romanians, author included, are preparing for the Easter religious celebrations held on 5 May this year. Generally, over … Continue reading

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