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How a Catholic charity became a voice for migrants in Slovakia

Religious organisations have added leverage in changing perceptions of foreigners and migrants, says Caritas Slovakia.24. Nov 2020, at 13:35

Caritas Slovakia's ‘World Without “the Other” – Migration Myths’ campaign educates Slovaks on migration in a fun and artistic way.

Bratislava feels similar to what I’m used to here, says New York-based Slovak filmmaker

Adam Holoubek’s film LENS-MUSE explores the relationship between humans and technology.3. Nov 2020, at 12:51

Adam Holoubek (top left), Justin Rozanski - ROZI (top right), S. L. Feemster (bottom middle)

A flower by any other name: How a Vietnamese photographer blossomed in Slovakia

Kvet Nguyen says the Slovak name she chose is a symbol of her multicultural identity.23. Sep 2020, at 17:30

Self-portrait of Kvet Nguyen

In a year of grim tidings, Slovak migrant turns to the magic of childhood fairy tales

Bibiana Kerpcar was five years old when she moved to Brooklyn, but her love of Slovak fairy tales has kept her connected to her hometown, Stará Ľubovňa.8. Sep 2020, at 7:00

Bibiana Kerpcar

When we knelt in honour of Floyd, something inside me broke

Tyrone Chambers, an American opera singer based in Germany, shares what it feels like to be an American living in Europe, watching the BLM movement from across the ocean.6. Aug 2020, at 8:00

Black Lives Matter protest in Germany

Slovak for Congress: Krupina native makes a splash on Arizona’s political scene

Because of Trump’s dealings with Putin, all eastern Europeans are considered Russians because people don’t distinguish accents, says politician Eva Putzova.22. Jul 2020, at 12:42

Eva Putzova

Americans in Slovakia: Demonstrations back home even bigger than the civil rights era

Expats say they are ambassadors, willing or unwilling, and they have a responsibility to stand up against racial injustice.29. Jun 2020, at 18:07

Black Lives Matter gathering in Bratislava on June 13.

COVID-19: How Slovakia shut down and reopened again

Here is an overview of how the partial lockdown in March led to a mostly reopened economy in May.25. May 2020, at 12:14

PM Igor Matovič while introducing the further liberation of coronavirus measures.

Foreign business owners feel a little safer in Slovakia than in their home countries

The Slovak Spectator spoke to three foreign business owners and a nonprofit director in Bratislava about the effects of COVID-19 on their work.17. Apr 2020, at 11:08

Kerim Hudson, co-owner of PAKTA, is trying to help others by offering face masks and the patterns for those who want to make them at home.
Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

Pukanec is home to the largest population of black mulberries

The little-known village of Pukanec has more stories to tell.2. Apr 2020, at 11:47

Listen to Spectacular Slovakia to learn more about Pukanec, a small village near Banská Štiavnica, and its rich history.
Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

Súľov Rocks provide a fairy-tale experience

Explore Súľov Castle and seek a dragon on the hike.12. Mar 2020, at 20:24

The Súľov Rocks.

An ancient symbol of globalisation in central Bratislava

The Old Town Hall tells tales of famous royals and precious improvisations.10. Mar 2020, at 14:03

Foreigners and Slovaks in Bratislava pose in the beautiful interior of the Old Town Hall.
Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

A hill people love even without being struck by Cupid’s arrows

Šíp, a peak in northern Slovakia, is accessible by train from Bratislava.5. Mar 2020, at 10:00

The village of Stankovany in northern Slovakia lies at the foot of Šíp peak.
Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

How to cycle from Spain to Slovakia

Briton Graham Strouts spent five months cycling Europe, ultimately ending up in Bratislava.27. Feb 2020, at 9:59

Graham Strouts cycling the Camino de Santiago.

Former American baseball pro has found home base in Bratislava

Tom Johnson, who pitched for the Minnesota Twins, directs a non-profit that uses baseball for youth outreach in Slovakia.17. Feb 2020, at 10:00

Tom Johnson

Book about communist Czechoslovakia honours the Slovak journey

Authors Zuzana Palovic and Gabriela Bereghazyova were born behind the Iron Curtain but raised in a free world.1. Feb 2020, at 16:44

Zuzana Palovic and Gabriela Bereghazyova

Kysuce native’s creative fire fueled by sound and happenstance

Juraj Tkáč did not have a passion for music before he became a full-time chimemaker.27. Jan 2020, at 10:48

Juraj Tkač next to one of his creations.
Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

Children used to breakfast on beer and bread in Bratislava

Find out more untold stories about Bratislava in the latest episode.12. Dec 2019, at 15:47

The last gas light in Bratislava was put out with a bamboo pipeline in 1965 at Školská Street. Listen to more interesting facts about the capital in the latest Spectacular Slovakia episode
Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

What does Kendrick Lamar share with Schöne Náci?

Learn 10 unusual facts about Bratislava in this week’s podcast.28. Nov 2019, at 10:29

People may come across the statue of Schöne Náci near the Main Square in Bratislava

Where the rules of the outside world do not apply

Volunteer-run Bystro has flourished thanks to its philosophy of de-growth.19. Nov 2019, at 12:47

Nicolas Giroux (L) and the "food savers" of Bystro.