A GLOBAL, COLORFUL COMMUNITY
Revizor+ /

A GLOBAL, COLORFUL COMMUNITY

An interview with Éva Fodor about the relationship of CEU and the end of socialism

The idea of creating the Central European University was conceived in 1989 and its foundation followed quite soon thereafter, in 1991. Its fundamental concept was to find the way for an educational institution to help the transition from Soviet type dictatorships to democratic open societies. More

SCREENING FOR CHANGE
Television /

SCREENING FOR CHANGE

A chat with Pál Laska about television around 1989

Brazilian soap operas and Dallas, infotainment and talk shows, cop series and space series – asking script writer and television historian Pál Laska about domestic and imported emblematic TV shows of the eighties and nineties. AN INTERVIEW BY FERENC LÁSZLÓ. More

IF YOU REMEMBER, THAT MEANS YOU WEREN’T EVEN THERE
Music /

IF YOU REMEMBER, THAT MEANS YOU WEREN’T EVEN THERE

Interview with Ferenc Hammer about the Black Hole and the subcultures around 1989

The Black Hole (1988-1994) was a legendary club in Budapest in Golgota street. It was the first place in the country to gather underground subcultures, and its history is linked with the political changes of 1989. More

A SHORT HISTORY OF HUNGARIAN CIVIL SOCIETY
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A SHORT HISTORY OF HUNGARIAN CIVIL SOCIETY

An interview with Balázs Gerencsér, the head of the NIOK (Non-profit Information and Training Center) Foundation

Soros, Fidesz, civilians, lobby, socialism and the bourgeois values, plus the Vatican and the C8. Through the history of the Hungarian civil society organisations we can in fact trace the journey of Hungarian democracy. More

“IT WOULD BE A SHAME TO WIPE IT OFF THE MAP”
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“IT WOULD BE A SHAME TO WIPE IT OFF THE MAP”

András Török, the former president of the National Cultural Fund.

Its launch in 1994 was glorious and full of hope. It was an independent organization set out to finance culture. It was gradually subjugated, then engulfed by the ministry, by power. More

LASTING FRIENDSHIPS
Theatre /

LASTING FRIENDSHIPS

An interview with Philip Arnoult

When someone speaks about US and Hungarian theatrical relationships, you cannot miss his name. Philip Arnoult, head of the Center for International Theatre Development (CITD) says that he spent his whole life in different spaces waiting for something to happen. And it was worth doing it. More

LOOK AROUND YOU AND LIVE YOUR OWN LIFE!
Theatre /

LOOK AROUND YOU AND LIVE YOUR OWN LIFE!

AN interview with Deborah Zoe Laufer

Deborah Zoe Laufer's comedy The Last Schwartz was put on stage at Belvárosi Színház in October. We invited the author to talk about tradition, religion, disintegrating cultures and Tchekhov. AN INTERVIEW BY ÁGNES MERÉNYI. More