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Zaduszki in Poland

Halloween, in Western culture is mainly associated with dressing up, playing pranks and trick or treating. Growing up in New York this is all I’d see, and in my twenties these traditions just became an excuse to get silly and out and about. I wasn’t aware that it’s in fact only one out of a three-day-holiday that has […]

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A defining look

Recent meteoric technological advancements have not only brought dramatic changes to our lifestyle, but also alterations to our society. The current definition of beauty not once made people crazy, seldom even manhandling them to suicide. Lookism throughout the ages Lookism is a term used to describe unfair behavior towards someone because of their appearance; I’d bet my bottom dollar you […]

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Seeking a new home

Imagine this. Your home – the place where you feel safe and sound. Think how it looks like, how it smells, why you love it so much. And now imagine that, for some reason, it is not safe anymore.

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Racism around US … an interview with myself

For me… racism is the sense of superiority of one person over a second notably different culture. Here’s a kind of interview with myself about the issue. I want to make you look at it differently.

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ACCEPTANCE

Acceptance is a person’s assent to the reality of a situation, recognizing a process or condition without attempting to change it, to protest. The concept is close in meaning to ‚acquiescence’.

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FAITH, HOPE, LOVE…. RELIGION?

Every religion is good. Every religion has its own beauty. Unfortunately, we mistook it for faith and treat beliefs as a label, which opens a door to discrimination.

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5 Questions to… Keira „Blue” Barnes – Write out of the closet

Keira „Blue” Barnes – 21, Slovak, living in England – a fandom made screenwrier and a pathological shipper with a phobia of her own name. Her writing „career” started ten years ago and since then she’ evolved from a fanfiction writer through many genres to what she is today ­a student of the University of Worcester’s screenwriting course.

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5 Questions to… Tsuyu – write out of the closet

Tsuyu lives in a small town and while working in a field that has nothing to do with writing but a lot with socializing with people she can observe people and analyse them. She loves travelling and almost always compares everything to the plane ticket prices. After dropping college (and a profession that lead nowhere) she is now studying English and is […]

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5 Questions to… Maia Carlson – write out of the closet

Maia Carlson started writing in high school and published eleven books all before leaving for college. A born Canadian but American resident, she enjoys writing fiction exclusively, owing this to a general dislike towards researching (something that her resent Bachelor’s degree in science has corrected somewhat).  Now preparing to return for a Master’s degree in creative writing, she hopes to have […]

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5 Questions to… JayEz – write out of the closet

JayEz have been devising stories since she can imagine, though she started writing when she was 11. From short stories and journalism she found her way to fanfiction and screenwriting. Her one goal is to move people with her passion and earn a living doing so. Kinga Budzyn: What is writing to you? JayEz: The one thing in life I cannot […]

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human rights

I thought I would get down to my work seriously and, as a result, I ended up contemplating The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This was when it occurred to me that we keep applying the following phrase – human rights – to such an extent in every possible realm of our lives that it may sound a bit cliché. Its core – the hidden […]

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The Havels: musicians without borders

Like a living ad for inner peace, the Czech musical couple the Havels talks about their spiritual journeys to India, nostalgic memories of the era of communism, and artists’ lives without children. Their mystical, authentic, mantra-like music will echo in Prague’s Jindřišská Tower on May 19. If you would meet Irena Havlová and Vojtěch Havel, chatting silently […]

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Understanding extremes

Someone said a long time ago, that understanding extremes, can give us the ability to see things the way that they really are… ”There was a fight between two men near the bar…” ”There is information, that two different groups were engaged in a fight near the local bar”. ”We have information of numerous people engaging in something that […]

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We are all slaves to the story

Interview with M.E. Vaughan – author of the fantasy novel The Sons of Thestian. Kinga Budzyn: Starting from the beginning? When did you actually start writing? M.E.Vaughan: I have always loved telling stories. Since the very beginning, I’ve always had a tale or two running through my head, which I would rattle off to anyone who listened. Growing up […]

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The ability to see the beauty…

People tend to complain about their lives. They often underestimate what they have, lack real happiness and rarely appreciate things happening to them. Adolescents want to grow up quickly, while the elderly miss their youth. So what truly is our happiness? Some people think that the teenage years are the happiest times of most people’s lives. Others think […]

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The Sons of Thestian by M. E. Vaughan

It’s action packed, dynamic and unexpectable. It’s more than a book to read. It’s a book to discover. The Sons of Thestian follows a story of the kingdom of Harmatia, a land ruled by the benevolent king Thestian. But when the king grows ill and the kingdom falls under the rule of the tyrannical queen, some long-forgotten truths rise to the surface threatening […]

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Sexism in adverts

Adverts tell us to how to look younger, be slimmer, have perfect hair, have less hair in some other places, smile wider, cook better, clean faster, smell nicer. It is a never-ending story! Advertising is a huge global business. It is very simple to say that media and huge money are very closely connected. Each year billions of pounds are […]

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Nobody is Illegal in the Czech Republic

In the past three months, Czech citizens showed concern regarding xenophobia and Islamisation, which has triggered the rise of political activism. Recent shootings in Paris and Copenhagen encouraged discussion on various levels of the society and divided it in two polar views. Both sides of the argument surprisingly agree that Czechs are not xenophobic, however, […]

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A Princess for Christmas

Christmas time has come to end, but the memories will still be with us for another long while, helping us survive until next December. Christmas is the time of family reunions, happy celebrations, good food and lots of red-ribbon-wrapped presents. But mostly, it is a free time, when we can finally get some rest, relax with a good book […]

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#redakcjabb

It was my literature teacher who turned my attention to the project. It was called #redakcjabb and the main idea was to create a magazine where young people would make up the whole editorial board. The posters which were put all over the city were encouraging and challenging. Well, I thought, maybe it’s worth giving it a try.  And it was worth it. […]

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Films dusted off

They are filling the shelves, lying covered in dust, forgotten. Some of them are old, some have only premiered in the recent years. Some of them are independent masterpieces that never got a chance to even appear on the silver screen, some are high-budget productions that just didn’t hit the box office. They are the most brilliant and […]

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