Archive for Slovenia

Free Pussy Riot !

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 20 August 2012 by delclem


The True Blasphemy: a statement by the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek on the Pussy Riot trial (c) DANGEROUSMINDS.NET 2012
>Another text by the Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek (in German)



Small city with great potential

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on 19 July 2012 by delclem

Maribor, only 15 kilometres from the Austrian border and just under a half of an hour by car from Graz, was mainly known as Slovenia’s most important industrial town in the past. Today. The city with its 95,000 inhabitants is also known beyond the country’s borders for its excellent wine. Yet even in architecture Maribor has been able to shape its own identity over the past two decades.” >full text

(c) 2012

“The Borat of Philosophy”?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on 12 June 2012 by delclem

Slavoj Žižek: “Humanity is OK, but 99% of people are boring idiots”

“A genius with the answers to the financial crisis? Or the Borat of philosophy? The cultural theorist talks about love, sex and why nothing is ever what it appears to be.” >Interview (c) THE GUARDIAN / G2, 2012; photo: David Levene

Culture battles in the Austrian kitchen

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 11 June 2012 by delclem

Viennese cuisine between political correctness and nationalism

It is well-known that the Viennese cuisine mostly consists of stolen goods: the breaded schnitzel actually comes from Milan, the goulash from Hungary, and the dumplings from Bohemia. However, while German chancellor Angela Merkel asks half of Europe to tighten their belts, lucky Austria is worrying about the correct names for its delicious food. Continue reading

Slavoj Žižek’s jokes

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 3 February 2012 by delclem

“His ascent to cultural superstardom has been fuelled by his comic talent, but jokes are a serious business for Slavoj Žižek“. Article (c) THE GUARDIAN, 2012

City within the city

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on 27 December 2011 by delclem

Metelkova: 18 years of utopian freedom in Ljubljana

Copenhagen has Christiania, Berlin has Tacheles, and Ljubljana has Metelkova City, its very own autonomous cultural center.

Metelkova is situated in the former barracks of Yugoslav People’s Army which were left abandoned after Slovenia became independent in 1991. Some 200 volunteers squatted the premises in 1993 after their formal request to use the barracks as artistic space fell on deaf ears.

> MORE (c) BTurn, 2011 (reblogged)

20 year ago, the death of Yugoslavia began…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on 25 June 2011 by delclem

Rekvijum, by one of the most prominent songwriters of the country

English translation of the lyrics available here