The Promise of Faith
Imagine our ancestors, millennia ago, roaming the wilderness. Painting a cave, chipping a stone, gazing into the fire. What faith means to them we cannot know but undoubtedly: they did believe in something.
Some of the Beauty is Still in Me
In his personal essay, Austrian writer Cornelius Hell looks back on his own youth and analyses ” personal beauty” with references to local cultural history.
Café of Eternal Light
In her essay about the legendary Hungarian Café Pilvax, Noémi Saly offers our readers a sneek peek into the revolutonary atmosphere of 1848.
William Pierce reflects on the racism in the physical and cultural geography of the United States and white supremacism’s ongoing distortions of American life.
In the brilliant translation of Ágnes Marton, Anna Terék’s poem about longing, heartbreaks, and tragedies on the way to our mysterious destination, Magadan.
Internationally renowned performance artist Marina Abramović and Hungarian writer and translator Dániel Levente Pál talk about issues ranging from trends and transformations in the arts over the past half century to cravings for truth in dictatorships and democracies.
Animals, language, and Dadaistic gestures collide in this poem by Hungarian poet Kinga Tóth, in a translation by Belarussian poet Valzhyna Mort with Owen Good.
Walzhyna Mort ponders the diverse challenges a translator faces when attempting to recreate an array of poetic voices in different languages.
Ukranian poet Marie Iljasenko explores themes of belonging and foreignness in poems which draw on her experiences as both a cultural insider and outsider.
An alcoholic father is drafted during the Yugoslav war, in a poem by Hungarian poet Anna Terék, translated by Belarussian poet Valzhyna Mort with Owen Good.
A short story in which Thomas Zmeskal explores the essentially racist, exclusive nature of narratives of national identity in Central Europe.
Noam Chomsky shares his thoughts on the tensions which have shaped world over the past half-century and offers a grim diagnosis of our preparedness for the conflicts of the future.