Darth Vader walks through Sarajevo

The Empire strikes back, but it's a soft blow. Darth Vader and Stormtrooper in central Sarajevo. Photo:

The Power of the Dark Side might not be so entertaining for Sarajevo’s ordinary citizen given the city’s recent past, but there were gleeful laughs when Darth Vader strolled down Tito’s street today. Accompanied by a Stormtrooper, Lord Vader walked around the

Serbian ambient electronica dedicated to HR Giger

HR Giger ambient album putopisi serbia

Eerie noises, unearthly radio frequencies and an occasional synthetic kick drum paying respect to the late biomechanic surrealist The eponymous album by the Serbian sound artist Putopisi, released on May 12, 2015, is dedicated to the late Swiss painter, sculptor

Bturn TV: Loco Dice Interview

Loco Dice

It’s been a long time coming, but 2014 finally brought Desolat label boss and worldwide DJ superstar Loco Dice to the Serbian capital. In a relaxed stroll around Belgrade, local techno heroine Tijana T got a rare insight into Dice’s

Planningtorock: to make work on your own terms, you have to stay independent


The trailblazing producer and multimedia artist talks for Bturn about the music industry, Beyonce and Lagerfeld, the issues of gender and her own “queering sonic” concept, ahead of her shows in Zagreb and Skopje Hello Balkan, get ready to be gender-bended, cause Planningtorock

This is Balkan: Snippets of Serbia

In Serbia, it's all about Putin and the full metal jacket. © Emma Fick 2014

I was first drawn to Serbia solely because I wanted to trace my family history. However, I quickly found a people, history and landscape so vibrant and nuanced that they beckoned me closer and then pulled me in so tight

Serbinale: Festival of New Serbian Arts and Culture, Berlin, 29. August – 1. September 2013

serbinale poster

During the four-day festival, German audience will get to see the best of new Serbian art and cultural production outside the usual Balkan cliches According to the festival organisers, “Serbinale is based on a conviction that the trigger for social,

The Soviet erotic alphabet picture book from 1931

Soviet sex 2

This precious discovery from the vaults of Stalinism sheds new light on the supposedly sexually repressive communist society of the former Soviet Union. Yes, the commies loved sex, too The fascinating scans come from an alphabet picture book published around

Futuristic solar-powered mosque in Pristina remains just an idea


An Italian architect has a bold plan to build a solar-powered spherical Mosque in the center of Pristina but the local Islamic community is not impressed As an entrant into the “Design the central Mosque in Pristina” competition organized by

Marx Reloaded and the revolutionary turn


This entertaining and thought-provoking German documentary starring Slavoj Žižek features interviews with some of the world’s most renowned thinkers, written and directed by British writer and theorist Jason Barker If you had your ear to the underground last year then

Utopias of Democracy – 6th Subversive Festival in Croatia


From May 4-18, the 6th annual Subversive Festival in Zagreb will feature high-profile guests such as film director Oliver Stone, philosophers Slavoj Žižek and Tariq Ali, Bolivian Vice President Álvaro García Linera, and even Che Guevara’s oldest daughter, Aleida Guevara