English, Eseuri

The language wars

In February 2011, a revised edition of the Romanian Thesaurus will roll off the presses, after the Academy’s linguists have amended the definitions of the words „kike” and „gypsy” in response to pressure from civil society.


Illustration by Alex Macsoda
Timp de citire: 3 minute
21 noiembrie 2011
English, Portrete

The Good Life of Alex. Leo Șerban

The film critic Alex. Leo Şerban, and the joys of being.


Timp de citire: 25 de minute
21 noiembrie 2011
English, Reportaje

Death of a Firefighter

In 45 years, Bucharest firefighters had never lost one of their own in a fire. Then Ionuţ Ungureanu died.


Photos by Tudor Vintiloiu
Timp de citire: 21 de minute
21 noiembrie 2011
English, Portrete

Family Portraits

Few photographs are as important as the family portrait. Few say so much about who we are and where we come from. That’s why we challenged some of the best Romanian photographers to capture one such important moment.


Timp de citire: 5 minute
21 noiembrie 2011
Portret Dan Perjovschi
English, Portrete

Perjovschi’s Romania

Artist Dan Perjovschi draws his trademark figures on the walls of the world’s most important art institutions, but he couldn’t do them without Romania.


Photos by Roald Aron
Illustrations by Dan Perjovschi
Timp de citire: 17 minute
21 noiembrie 2011
English, Portrete

The life of Otto

This is Otto the Barbarian. A 16-year-old punk who wants to change the world.


Photos by Ioana Cîrlig
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8 martie 2011
English, Eseuri

Free Gigi

Four guys set up a prank and become overnight celebrities, adored by two types of diverging subcultures. This is an urban legend, as true as it gets.


Timp de citire: 10 minute
8 martie 2011
Fotomodelul Diana Dondoe, la ședința foto cu Nobuyoshi Araki
English, Eseuri

A Camera Has Come Between Us

Nobuyoshi Araki is anything but comfortable. On the surface he might seem like a pervert who objectifies women, but I suspect there’s more to him than that.


Fotografii din arhiva personală
Timp de citire: 6 minute
8 martie 2011
Echipa Let's Do It Romania 2010
English, Reportaje

Let’s Do It, Romania! The Beginning

How the country’s largest eco-cleanup came together.


Photo by Cătălin Abagiu
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8 martie 2011
Made in romania scris din pufuleti
English, Reportaje

The Ordinary Pufuleți

Under communism, in the absence of capitalist candy, people loved them. Then, chips and chocolate took over. Now, the nostalgic snack is back.


Timp de citire: 3 minute
8 martie 2011
tartine cu magiun
English, Reportaje

Romanian plum butter

Encouraged by Romanians’ recent obsession with healthy eating, a mother-daughter plum butter business takes off from Topoloveni, Argeș.


Photo by Tudor Vintiloiu
Timp de citire: 3 minute
8 martie 2011
Scriitorul Filip Florian fumează în biroul său
English, Portrete

Betting on Filip Florian

A legendary writer is created in Time, word by word, book by book, myth by myth. However, if you pay attention, you can see the signs ahead of time.


Photos by Mircea Struțeanu
Timp de citire: 10 minute
8 martie 2011
English, Eseuri

Vama Veche Isn’t What It Used To Be

How a village of 15 houses became one of the most popular places at the Romanian seaside.


Photos by Andrei Pungovschi
Timp de citire: 9 minute
8 martie 2011
English, Reportaje

Why we need diacritical marks

Where did the diacritical marks come from? How come they are subject to linguistic and technological disputes? Why is it that we don’t use them correctly? And why do we need them?


Illustrations by Radu Manelici
Timp de citire: 19 minute
8 martie 2011
Regizorul Cristi Puiu
English, Portrete

The Scapegoat

Inside the mind of Cristi Puiu, Romania’s most important filmmaker.


Photos by Carmen Gociu
Timp de citire: 27 de minute
8 martie 2011
Diana Dondoe, model
English, Portrete

Romanian Style Review

There is hope for Romanian fashion. Eleven professionals explain why.


Photos by Alex Gâlmeanu
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8 martie 2011
English, Eseuri

Notes from Abroad

After fighting windmills for 15 years, I packed up and moved to Luxembourg. This story is about what I left behind.


Illustration by Vitalie Chirică
Timp de citire: 9 minute
8 martie 2011
English

No Small Change

If we valued coins a little more, maybe we’d be able to give change.


Illustration by Andreea Săndulescu
Timp de citire: 3 minute
8 martie 2011