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Concise look at a complex history

Andrew Robinson's book covered a whopping four millennia of Indian history in…

The other Balaton

I'm writing this from Balaton. Not the Balaton but the one and only Balaton in…

Gentle as a lamb

Lamb are an English electronic music duo from Manchester, consisting of producer…

Ghost bring Death

Following the coveted Special Guest slot on Metallica's 26-date summer European…

Fish out of water

It's a late summer day in Vancouver, Canada, the kind of day where you can feel…

Ostalgia on wheels

The Trabant was as affordable and modern as cars got for most people in the…

Unwanted but not unloved

Herosz Animal Welfare Association takes in orphaned or abused animals. Only with…

The powerful warrior princess

Long red curls, fair skin, a petite nose (which would make Cleopatra jealous),…

Let battle commence

Hungarians will go to the polls on October 13 to elect mayors and municipal…

The brief history of the month (September, 2019.)

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

'Priority number one' to stop Russian aggression

Ukraine's celebration of its Independence Day each August 24 was taking place…

Still time to enjoy Capital of Culture 2019 festivities

Picturesque Plovdiv in central Bulgaria and second city to the capital Sofia, is…

Silent film comes alive

Elaine Loebenstein is an Irish classical pianist who has honed her craft as a…

New manager to lead into the 2020s

InterContinental Budapest’s new General Manager is a Dutch national, an avid…

Feeling well, after heading for the hills

Body and soul both need a touch-up from the sensory overload of the city…

They visited, we follow

The concept is simple enough: historian Peter Furtado has compiled various…

Tango time on Andrassy

Tango is included in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists of…

A thrill a page

The editor Paul Duncan is a film historian with literary pedigree, his Taschen…

Dane has won top awards

Danish Academy Award-winning director Bille August will be guest of honour at…

A surprise in every corner

Mystery Hotel is a name that cannot be ignored or misunderstood. It makes other…

Death of an ogre leaves no one sorry

We read somewhere once, and we just wish we could remember where, that the final…

In abstraction

On 20 August, Hungary celebrates its foundation and remembers St Istvan (St…

A touch of France

The scent of French baguette, the sight of colourful macarons and the smell of…

Black and white days

Three hundred-plus photos from the popular Fortepan digital photo-archives have…

Pathway to safer cycling

Cycling in the Hungarian capital? Even experienced cyclists sometimes do not…

Captain back in custody

A Budapest court has ordered the Ukrainian captain of the cruise ship that…

Hungary 'still NATO ally'

The United States can continue to count on Hungary, Zoltán Kovács, the state…

The brief history of the month (August, 2019.)

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

Moving in mystical ways

"Hol van Gul Baba Turbe?" My Hungarian dictionary saved my skin again. I'd spent…

It’s a free country

The Hungarian nation today has the political and economic means to protect…

UK Embassy helps spread environmental message

Hopefully, the 2019 Sziget Festival's paper straws, reusable paper tents and…

Close-up look at colonial rule

The United Kingdom's still-roiling Brexit controversy, with the referendum's…

Another onslaught on Nazi Germany

Previously, Hans Helmut Kirst was the only German novelist known and admired by…

Kingdom 'credible and key partner'

This year's National Day of the Kingdom of Morocco marked the 20th anniversary…

Colombia 'progressing every day'

Colombia celebrated the 200th anniversary of its Proclamation of Independence…

Morocco pushing ahead politically, economically

For Morocco and Hungary, 2019 marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of…

Feminist icon or misguided exhibitionist?

This new book from a Karachi-based journalist investigates the controversial…

Diplomat shares beauty of paintings, sculptures

As an art enthusiast, diplomat János Kollár has visited such prominent world…

Masters at work

And so, Penguin Books has reached number 70 in its ambitious reissue of the 75…

Car rally symbolises unity

For its sixth edition, Europ'Raid, the first raid adventure in Europe, will…

One woman, five men in a Simenon sextet

It's fair to say that Georges Simenon was obsessed with sex. As his son John…

Adding some Scottish to the mix

French philosopher Voltaire is reputed to have said "We look to Scotland for all…

Italian to the very core

Robbie Williams, Mick Jagger and Gérard Depardieu – they have all visited. We…

Just like in Grandma’s kitchen

Located in the heart of the Castle District, the Pest-Buda Bistro is a top…

Fun with or without sun

Lake Lupa, a former mining lake now transformed into a beach and water sports…

Coins, culture on show

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the launching of Chinese-Hungarian…

Hot music, global warming

There will be nine headliners in seven days on the Big Stage (Nagyszínpad) with…

Bursting out of NY subway

Lucky Chops has been unleashing high-energy brassy funk on the world since…