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From Casablanca to Kecskemét

Somehow the outside comes inside with you upon entering the hotel’s revolving…

Fidesz to tackle court rulings

Governing Fidesz is initiating a debate in Parliament’s justice committee of two…

If the law is an ass, change it

Judges are going mental because Fidesz initiated a debate in Parliament’s…

Marry me!

I have a Hungarian friend who’s a genius in the kitchen. He’s a natural. He…

High art a tornado of sheer drama

There may have been some cast changes since the last performance of Gounod’s…

From victor to Viktor

Widely seen as a beacon of stability, democracy and economic growth in…

Kiss of life for families, builders?

Hungarian society is experiencing a state of mass psychosis these days and…

A grand café for everyone

Grand cafés used to be very fashionable in Budapest in the 19th century, however…

Seeing is believing, even when so small

Szentendre’s Mikró Csodák/Microscopic Museum is a wondrous place: as one may…

Religion, refugees to fore

Eduard Habsburg has officially been the Hungarian Ambassador to the Vatican…

Stop taking us for a ride

Paris police fired tear gas and taxi drivers lit bonfires on a major highway on…

The Brief History of the Week

Presenting in one concise package the week’s most important and fascinating…

A surgery-free facelift

I’ve decided to age gracefully rather than resort to cosmetic help. Truth be…

Tragedy’s long and mad reign

Dark and wonderful, the Hungarian production of contemporary composer Aribert…

Warm but in peril

Danger can come from any direction, suddenly and unexpectedly. How many parents…

From flight to fame

Professor Gábor Rácz is a Hungarian-born American anaesthesiologist, a Professor…

Taxi Uber protest ends on government promises

After days of blockading one of the capital’s busiest intersections and…

Australia stops boats but not criticism

Hungary has been in international headlines for months over the government’s…

The Brief History of the Week

Presenting in one concise package the week’s most important and fascinating…

Indigo makes your tastebuds pop

India has one of the most colourful and tasteful cuisines in the world. What…

India: a matter of opinion, and I’m convinced

The most famous story I know that has its origins in India is that of the blind…

Let there be light – sometimes we need it

Verdi and comedy. Puccini and comedy. Do those words even belong in the same…

Crumbling cemetery a metaphor for Holocaust

Every year on January 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day reminds us…

Campaign financing clearly compromises election fairness

Regarding the Hungarian election system restructured between 2010 and 2014 it…

The Brief History of the Week

Presenting in one concise package the week’s most important and fascinating…

“Son of Saul” continues winning ways

“Son of Saul” by Hungarian director László Jeles Nemes has won the Golden Globe…

Welcome to Subotica but what became of Yugo-Nostalgia?

If you are an Art Nouveau partisan I highly recommend a visit to the town of…

They called him the master of light

Vilmos Zsigmond was one of the best: he worked together with Woody Allen and…

Scorpions celebrating 50 years

Scorpions are celebrating a half-century of rock with the release of their 19th…

‘Turbulence at first but in the end we normally find a solution’

Sweden has been in the spotlight over the sudden change in its generous…

Stupid, all right, but not that stupid, thanks

So on Saturday I wandered in to my local cig shop to buy a couple of packs of…