It could have happened that way too…

In Abu Dhabi, Hamilton seems to be the definite winner, as Verstappen should fight his way through five lapped cars…

Sándor Márai compared the sea to a mother’s womb

Hungarian writer and thinker Sándor Márai spend a huge part of his life in exile, partly in Italy. Soon we can learn more about those years.

Ferenc Szijj and the little man lost in the intricate system

Humour, as Ferenc Szijj does it, offers a predominantly absurd and grotesque quality and an ironic tone, similar to István Örkény.

Renaissance poet Bálint Balassi meets an actor and an orchestra

Balassi still belonged to the generation who wrote poems to melodies, so they are a great match to early music.

Edina Szvoren: If I could play Purcell on peppers filled with water…

Edina Szvoren is a master of contemporary Hungarian short stories and one of the most original voices in Hungary.

What is your Book of REB? – About ‘Prisoners of Beliefs’ by Richard Roe

In Prisoners of Beliefs, both the storyline and the cast of characters help us to delve into burning issues of our global society.

Two businesswomen from a century ago: The White Map by Cecilie Enger

Bertha and Hanna had no example to follow, they just went along with their own intuitions – says Cecilie Enger about the protagonists.

Everyone should read Bergen Waltz

The deterrent force of trauma gets weaker and weaker, and suddenly the Bergen-Belsen experiences burst out of BIG.

Endre Domonkos: An Economic History of Hungary from 1867

Endre Domonkos, in his current work, summarises the economic history of Hungary in 10 chapters and more than 200 pages, richly illustrated.

Béla Bartók at the bus stop ~ by Nóra Fehér

He was sitting cross-legged, grey and avuncular in a bus stop pavilion, smoking a cigarette. Béla Bartók at the bus stop…

Ambrose Musiyiwa on poetry by migrants and the obligations of governments

Ambrose Musiyiwa hopes that the anthology will be a resource: “the voice of the people matters, we can influence what happens tomorrow”.

God’s Mind ~ by Susan Anwin

It was the most daring undertaking of mankind; to send a probe to find the ultimate frontier; the end of the universe.

How to be smart after winning the lottery? – interview with Boldizsár Fehér

I thought, what to do with the money is only one side of the story. The other side is what we do with ourselves.

The way of non-forgetting the late poet Szilárd Borbély

Literature is no easy, joyful game for Szilárd Borbély, be it poetry or prose. It is more like self-discovery, self-crucifixion…

The concerts of CAFe Budapest bring a refreshing breeze in the world of restrictions

The 29th CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival is going to launch on the 9th of October. At a recent press…

Lifetime Beat Poet Laurate award goes to Hungarian poet Gábor Gyukics

The International (Individual Country) Beat Poets Laureate is a Special Lifetime Honor that is awarded by the National Beat Poetry Foundation, Inc.

How will our life be after coronavirus?

If there’s no silence, you don’t have time to reflect. But when I thought about my parents, everything fell silent at once.

Video: Gábor Gyukics recites poems in two languages

Gábor Gyukics contributed to an online cultural event, UnDeR SZubCulT, where he recited poems in English and Hungarian.

Gypsy Romanticism – Notes on the Margins of a Dead Friendship ~ by Susan Anwin

It was also the first time I experienced what it is like to be treated like a representative of some kind of exotic species…

Seven videos you must watch from Müpa’s archives!

Bored with the quarantine already? Here are videos of great music, dance, literature and fun to cheer you up. Enjoy!