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Bowie's 'My Way' failure

In the 1960s, British or American music publishers often picked up a European…

Higher life for elite

Balaton Sound, one of the main music festivals of the summer season, is…

All on the same page

A book. A café. One mission: discussing an exciting novel together. Readers from…

Yoga a journey from 'me' to 'we'

Eighteen cities and towns across Hungary will enjoy a series of cultural events…

Off-track island has its treasures

Csepel island must be the least-known part of Budapest. At surface level, it is…

'Breath of fresh air' for city

Journalist and television personality Olga Kálmán will bid to become Budapest…

Families to fore again

Finance Minister Mihály Varga has submitted Hungary's 2020 budget bill to…

'New era' in European politics

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán hailed his Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance's win…

The brief history of the month (June 2019.)

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

Turbulent events through eyes of people who lived them

Five years ago, Russia rolled into Crimea, orchestrated a swift and one-sided…

Detective in troubled waters

The majority of the "Maigret" mysteries are naturally set in Paris, where the…

US Embassy sponsors historical journey

The United States Embassy in Budapest has launched a thematic walk designed by…

Spirit of hospitable village elder lives on

Everyone around the Italian village of Legnaro knew and loved the elderly widow…

Reliving pleasures of Habsburg aristocracy

Landlocked Hungarians love their "inland sea", the mighty Lake Balaton. But for…

Two men of one mind, sort of

Although we have read at least half of the 75 "Maigret" books, "Maigret's…

The Golden Keys

I was a fan of the 1980s American TV series Hotel, which opened with…

Inspector in handcuffs

Just a week after we returned from our little side-trip with Maigret to Tucson,…

Keeping composer’s legacy alive

In a few years, Miskolc's opera festival has made the city an important…

Deeds not words in bitter battle for vote

Three newsreel cameras captured the shocking moment on 4 June 1913 when Emily…

Comedian to be sworn in as Ukrainian president

Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky will formally become the country's new…

Simenon works his magic

Damn that Simenon. He was a crafty blighter. The fellow was a conjurer of words,…

Throwaway society in action

Should the lomtalanítás come to the attention of shrieking tourists, curious…

From miradouros to promenades: Lisbon's best running routes

The best hotels have their USPs, an acronym that puzzled us when we first saw it…

A poisson out of water

The 27th book in the series was "Maigret in New York", and the 32nd, "Maigret…

Highs and lows riding the rails

Armchair travel has its attraction. We can’t go everywhere we want, so it can be…

Living on a battery

Eons ago, I hung out with a guy who, as a teenager, lost the use of his legs in…

Serving up a real culinary adventure

Are you looking for a secret tip for a Budapest restaurant that combines…

Gastronomic spring herald

Although it's not only for girls, Gisell Café & Aperitivo Bar clearly has a…

Paprika, bread heels and beer main themes of Gourmet Festival

A two-star chef from Vienna, the daredevils of Korean, Russian and Albanian…

From Presley to Puccini

Juan Diego Flórez is an opera singer from Peru who used to sing Elvis Presley…

Enhance your experience

Muse has been heralded around the world for their incendiary and ground-breaking…

"A world-class facility in your own backyard"

As the Director General of ELI-Delivery Consortium (ELI-DC), Allen Weeks has a…

Change the person, not just their lot in life

Nobody really knows the merits of the Salvation Army in Hungary. What does their…

Hand in hand with Salvini

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo…

The brief history of the month (May 2019.)

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

Public art installation Think Freedom opens in Veszprém

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1989 regime change in Hungary, Veszprém…

A case of deadlier than the male

Occasionally, we follow Maigret out of Paris and into the countryside or onto…

Cooking, cleaning and fighting crime

Feminists, please look away, because Madame Maigret is a woman who knows her…

Simenon lets it all hang out

Georges Simenon is ready to write another novel. He's roughed out the first…

Foreign ministry delegation discusses Hungarian poultry, pork exports to Thailand

A delegation of the Hungarian foreign ministry discussed the export of Hungarian…

Soviet empire blown apart

Front-cover accolades on books veer into hyperbole and thus become devalued…

A new season in the saddle

Hungary was the first mainland European country where polo was introduced, in…

'Great strides' in South Africa but still a work in progress

This year South Africa is celebrating 25 years of freedom, for on April 27, 1994…

Community 'dedicated to democracy'

It was party heaven when Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands René van…

Scandal in Scandinavia

Swedish media shared in the widespread revulsion when multiple German women were…

From the mind to the canvas

Morocco is often in Kata Németh's dreams, and when it is, next day she will take…