July 2007: Best of Plotki

Editorial

This month Plotki brings to you thirteen of the best articles from the past.

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Is there authentic eastern europe (aee)?

Is there authentic culture in aee? Are we even asking the right questions?

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Remembering the Dead

stephanie endterA winter walk through Moscow on the traces of terror left since 1999. An official and personal way of remembering…

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Bollocks to the EU – On the Piss in Tiraspol

Whilst every other country in Eastern Europe is bending over, spreading wide and     accepting the main thrust of any Commission suggestion in a desperate bid to join the EU, one country is bucking the trend, telling Europe where to shove its directives and sitting proud in its Communist Utopia – welcome to Transnistria!

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Pilotki Manifesto

An open invitation to all
 

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Little Red Riding Hood – Reversing the erotic gaze?

Can women openly enjoy to gaze at an erotic body on display? Can we take a strip-club for women as something like a feminist project: an erotic education program for women, where a reversal of the gaze – always linked to social power – is practiced?

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Design your own Swimming Pool

Task of the Month – July Winners
Last months competition was tougher than a week old slab of Macedonian meat, but after many sleepless nights and much internal bickering we eventually managed to choose three mind boggling beautiful swimming pools…

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Exit sounds from the asphalt world

The streets don’t have dead ends and the stories can go on and on…People, places, tastes, colors and dreams are just endless frames for shaping never ending stories….

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The master of the puppets or: A voluntary nightmare

My decision to register for the entrance examinations at B.’s famous
University for Advanced Puppet Theatre was not the result of long and
careful forethought.

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Everything’s Fine, John

t’s evening, John—
following the daily routine,
the stages of the day are settled.

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US and THEM

Identity – even though nobody really knows what it is, many fear to lose it. The Polish author Andrzej Stasiuk is one of them. But Björn Jungius is sick it! Read his complaint…

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April jokes in Polish Foreign Policy

It is impossible to celebrate “Prima Aprilis” in a country as funny as Poland. Read Krzysztof Cibor’s comment.

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Across Czech-Polish border

Low-Budget Ahoj!
Put your lonely planet “Eastern-Europe on a Shoestring” back on the shelf. Here are the real low budget tips…at least if you are planning to travel back and forth from Praha to Warszawa.

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