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Hits on horseback

Argentina is widely regarded as the best polo-playing country in the world, so…

Different times now

For those who have seen the immediate and obvious tourist sights in this region,…

Home to Mozart, Harry Lime and emperors

Splendid building after splendid building in the imposing ex-imperial city of…

Queen the Third

Singers in rock bands have an unpleasant habit of dying young, and taking their…

‘Hello, Possums!’

For a lark, Barry Humphries would surreptitiously spill tins of Heinz Russian…

AGGI rocks!!!

The world has gone off kilter. We’re in the midst of a big family feud that is…

Trendy, unusual and delicious

When you combine a Vietnamese pho soup with a Hungarian goulash, you will either…

Growth beats analyst predictions

Hungary's economy grew by an annual 4.1 percent in the first quarter this year,…

Harnessing technology for the good of society

The Singularity University calls itself a global community using exponential…

Hard acts to follow – but they do

Sziget Festival, the seven-day non-stop music and arts festival on the “Island…

Fighting for a more representative democracy

Originally a theoretical physicist, Brett Hennig changed direction completely…

Winning in the black and white world of male-dominated chess

Judit Polgár’s early life was dominated by preparations for world chess…

Finger on the trigger

The European Parliament (EP) has voted to propose invoking Article 7 against…

New York ready to talk on CEU

Hungary will accept New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's invitation to discuss the…

Kong Ming Tea House

The Kong Ming Tea House jokingly called itself the “most slowly opening…

‘Deep dive’ into being a vital city

District 13 of Budapest is one of the partner cities of the Vital Cities…

Dunderheads on two wheels

Members of the I Bike Budapest pro-cycling movement took to the streets of the…

The Brief History of the Week

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

Of art and uprisings

Some years ago, seeing off an Irish friend on her return flight to Dublin, we…

Tragedy piled upon tragedy

“Macbeth” and “Otello” are magnificently dark productions lifted from the…

Photographer displays an eagle eye

Hungarian zoologist Ottó Herman once said: “There are many occasions on which…

Moroccan conquers wet track

Racing driver Mehdi Bennani won for the Sébastien Loeb Racing Team at the…

Trouble at top in Jobbik

Three deputy leaders of the radical nationalist Jobbik who are considered to…

Break for the border

I have an innate distrust of guidebooks, the well-known names in the travel…

Optimising the ‘SSC’s 4 Strategic Pillars’ concept

With almost 100 shared services centres, commonly known as “SSCs”, Hungary is…

Songs of eastern praise

In Christianity the music is one of the most important “divine arts” and it…

“I don’t do art to get rich but to make a difference”

The young artist Luca Rózsa was born in Budapest in 1990. In her youth she began…

The Brief History of the Week

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

Different dimensions ahead

The exhibition of Róbert Várady titled Immersion is on view in the Várfok…

Galleries have got the goods

Stimulating artworks make the heart beat faster, and there are more than 100…

Hay fever and tips for surviving

Dr. Viktória Kovács, a FirstMed Ears, Nose and Throat specialist, speaks about a…

Manifesto: The World. The 21st century

Humanity hoped that the 21st century would herald a new era of global…

Get Shorty!

When I lived in London, I felt like a tourist on a permanent holiday. Yes, I had…

But no way is he going to make it

There are presidential primaries in the United States and half of the world is…

Beer and other matters of distinction

If I needed affirmation that I’d picked the best district in which to live in…

Bitcoin looking to prove it’s easy money

The digital currency Bitcoin is not that widespread yet, so its users are…

“A reliable compass on the Hungarian gastronomy scene”

The Volkswagen-Dining Guide is one of the most important restaurant guides in…

Nuts about freshness

When you hear the word canteen, you can’t help but think of long waiting in…

Gymnast leaps into prominence

Botond Kardos is an exceptional young Hungarian gymnast. He came home with a…

Bad luck of the worst kind for Amy

When bad things happen to good people, it gives me pause for thought. It doesn’t…

Simplicity with great quality

Step into the realm of the enchanted and willingly suspend your disbelief. On…

Economy still can’t make the grade

Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services last Friday affirmed its ‘BB+/B’ long- and…

The Brief History of the Week

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

Don’t run to seed

Bad weather is no longer an excuse to avoid putting on your running shoes again…

Vim and vigour in Héviz

Complain about modern-day stress to your Hungarian friends and the retort may…

Cakes in a superhero costume

When we hear the word comics, most of us think of superheroes, speech bubbles or…