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The original hipsters: a piece of Yugoslav streetwear history

Croatian hipsters

The real hipsters started their journey in ex Yugoslavia. Welcome to 1985 Split, Croatia, the cradle of the hottest legs in the Balkans If you happen to know at least one stereotype about ex Yugoslavia it’s most likely the one

Balkan Art Now: Get involved in the present

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Online gallery showcasing contemporary Balkan visual art where you can actually buy the artworks Balkan Art Now (BAN) is proud to be the first and only online gallery space that showcases unique contemporary Balkan art, focusing on painting, drawing, mixed

Where the hell is the Balkans, anyway?

fox news map

Fox News has recently featured a map of Balkans with all the state names and borders mixed up. Of course, it ended up in the news here, because we always get offended if someone does something like that: is it

Serbia, an audio travelogue by Eastern Daze

Belgrade, photo © Irena Radinovic

Easterndaze is a project exploring the best new music from Central and Eastern Europe through a variety of channels. Their 2010 audio odyssey through Serbia was finally aired last week on London’s Resonance FM and you can now grab it

Help us understand what Indira is singing


The song you’re about to hear is probably a historic one. It’s the first attempt to try and transfer the authentic Balkan-style turbo folk emotion into French language. The only problem we have is that we cannot understand the lyrics.

Punk museum in Ljubljana: a potential home for your precious collection of spit?

Pankrti, once hailed as "the first punk band behind the Iron Curtain", live in Ljubljana 1979. Photo © Vojko Flegar

Three weeks ago, Slovenia’s long-awaited Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MSUM) finally opened its door to the public. Among MSUM’s most interesting plans for the future is a museum within a museum, a special space termed the Punk Room a.k.a

Activist Robots by Oblak and Novak


Slovenian art duo Nika Oblak and Primoz Novak presenting their new work Activists, completed during a residency at the OCAT in Shenzhen, China. Activists are mobile robots that occupy spaces and perform different actions, stepping up for a better society.

Eastern European cities have the fastest Internet

Fiber optic tips

Lithuanian, Bulgarian, Romanian and Latvian cities are leading the way in Europe’s broadband speed, according to research conducted by Pando Networks. London lags behind and Paris barely makes it to the top 20. The only Western European cities in the

Lady Diana and Monica Lewinsky chocolate bars

Lady Diana Monica Lewinsky

Only in Bulgaria.

[video] We are part of the team: beginning of a gay campaign in Montenegro

Gay montenegro

This just might be the best piece of gay advertising we’ve seen lately, hitting the core of Balkan homophobia. Montenegrin Center for Civic Education (CGO) and LGBT Forum Progress have produced a charming yet of course, ‘controversial’ video titled “We