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Coffee Culture In Hungary

Hungary is ranked 19th in Europe and 24th worldwide in coffee consumption, roughly in a tie with the United States, both countries consuming about 3.1 kg per person annually.[1] The first 9 coffee consuming nations in the world are European countries, only Brazil made the top 10 in 2017 with a No. 10 ranking. There are nearly 20,000 brand-name coffee […]

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HT Vlog #2: Visit TEDx Budapest!

In Hungary Today’s new monthly video series “HT Vlog”, our readers can get a virtual introduction to the most interesting public, cultural and lifestyle events in Budapest and Hungary. Our exclusive video content is created and edited by Hungarian vlogger Boglárka Lakos, who aims to guide our readers through the very best of Hungary. Join the adventure and subscribe to […]

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Body Moving Images: A Review of Ildikó Enyedi’s On Body and Soul

On Body and Soul (Testről és Lélekről) was pulled into the international spotlight early this year after winning the Golden Bear at Berlinale, along with the FIPRESCI Prize and the Ecumenical Jury Prize. Since Berlin, the film and its director, Ildikó Enyedi, have participated in several international film festival competitions. In June, the film won the Sydney Film Prize from […]

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“Watch Your Mouth!” – The Uses and Abuses of Language in the Media

The messages which bombard us every day from various directions have exponentially increased during the second half of the 20th century. Anthony R Pratkanis and Elliot Aronson spotted these tendencies in their famous book, Age of Propaganda: The Everyday Use and Abuse of Persuasion. In the late 80’s in the United States, there were 1,449 television stations and four major […]

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“A Small Hungarian Army” in Rural America: Interview with Hungarian-American Documentary Filmmaker Réka Pigniczky

Earlier this month, we had the opportunity to sit down for an interview with Réka Pigniczky, a Hungarian-American journalist and documentary filmmaker whose work often touches on deeply personal topics related to her own cultural upbringing. Pigniczky, who lives in California, was in Budapest for the premiere of her latest film, Cold Warriors (Lövészek). Over the course of our discussion, […]

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“We are not Turning our Backs on Europe”: British Ambassador Iain Lindsay Discusses Brexit and Central Europe

This week, conservative news site Mandiner published an interview with Iain Lindsay, the United Kingdom’s Ambassador to Hungary. Amid reports of slow and often floundering Brexit negotiations, Lindsay expressed confidence in Britain’s prospects following its departure from the bloc, while also discussing the role of the Visegrád 4 in European politics as a whole. At the beginning of the interview, […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We all know about this wonderful holiday in the United States. It is held on the last Thursday of each November. Thanksgiving as a holiday dinner and a family event is gradually being adopted by other nations as well, including in Hungary, probably at the encouragement of Americans who live or work overseas. Officially, seven other nations celebrate an autumn […]

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From Building a Revolution to Building a Memorial: An Interview with Hungarian-American Architect László Papp

At the end of September, Hungarian-American architect László Papp received the Officer’s Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit from János Áder, the President of the Republic of Hungary, at a ceremony in New York. Papp, a member of the Friends of Hungary Foundation and one of the driving forces behind New York’s new 1956 memorial, received this award for […]

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A Favorite Cultural Outlet for Local Hungarians: The Sarasota Opera House

The Sarasota Opera House (originally the Edwards Theater) is a favorite cultural venue for the Hungarian community of Sarasota, Florida. It originally opened on April 10, 1926, with an elaborate three-story entrance containing eight shops on the ground floor, 12 offices on the second floor, and 12 furnished apartments on the third, while the theater’s auditorium contained an orchestral pipe organ. The building was designed by Roy […]