Letter From Madrid
A group of amateur knitters get together in a cafe in downtown Madrid to discuss knitting and the looming specter of unemployment.
US Ambassador's economic argument regarding the planned Europride event in Riga in 2015 has sparked criticism from Latvia's ex-Minister of Culture Ingūna Rībena. Europride is not about economic benefits but human rights, argues Mārtiņš Vanags.
It's been 50 years since the Beatles released their first single, Love Me Do, and James Bond made his first appearance on the big screen. These two events mark the opposite polarities of the revolutionary 1960s, says Kiril Kobrin.
A recent article in Scientific American claims that the common interpretation of Heisenberg's uncertainty principle has been proved false. Has it really?
On language as the only legal weapon polititians have to conquer and execute power.
On artist Damian Hirst's latest exhibition at Tate Modern in London and its condemnation by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) for killing 9,000 butterflies.
Round-table discussion on the hard core of the Latvian Constitution. Should it be made unchangable or should it be left open for change through legal procedure?
Arnis Rītups talks to Neil French, one of the most famous and inspiring advertising copywriters on the planet.
Neurologist Oliver Sacks writes about prosopagnosia, or the inability to recognize faces and places Translated from The New Yorker.
Review of the new Bible translation published in October by the Latvian Bible Society.
Ieva Struka interviews Elmo Nüganen, one of Estonia's most renowned theatre directors.
On the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove, a group of 3rd century Chinese Taoist scholars, poets, and musicians who gathered in a bamboo grove to drink wine and converse.
Uldis Tīrons talks to the Latvian film director Yevgeny Pashkevich. His latest movie "Gulf Stream Under the Iceberg" has been submitted by the Latvian film authorities for this year's foreign language Oscar competition.