Sad Eyes: Earthy Psychedelia from Vilnius’s Curly One

Sad Eyes: Earthy Psychedelia from Vilnius’s Curly One

"Vilnius's music scene is a hotbed of surprising talent over which the spirit of Garbanotas soars high and mighty..."Continue Reading →

Bridges of Time: How Baltic “Poetic Documentaries” Exposed Soviet Reality

Bridges of Time: How Baltic “Poetic Documentaries” Exposed Soviet Reality

"They helped audiences to learn to see... not only to watch, but to see. To see and think and read between the lines."Continue Reading →

Revealing a City of Legends, Myths and Stories: the Book of Riga

Revealing a City of Legends, Myths and Stories: the Book of Riga

Almost every single corner of Riga has its own story. The Book of Riga offers some of them up, and will hopefully lead you to many more.Continue Reading →

Remembering Jonas Mekas: the Lithuanian Refugee Who Changed American Film

Remembering Jonas Mekas: the Lithuanian Refugee Who Changed American Film

Jonas Mekas captured '60s NYC, filming John Lennon and the Velvet Underground, while making groundbreaking experimental films and writing poetry in his native languageContinue Reading →

Learning Yiddish and Searching for Jewish Lithuania: Laura Esther Wolfson

Learning Yiddish and Searching for Jewish Lithuania: Laura Esther Wolfson

Laura Esther Wolfson's collection of non-fiction covers the author’s life and travels in the United States, France and the former Soviet Union, including a couple of interludes in LithuaniaContinue Reading →

Harvest of Wetland: Images of a Remarkable Lithuanian Allotment

Harvest of Wetland: Images of a Remarkable Lithuanian Allotment

In 2002, frustrated with the long journey to legally receiving an allotment, a self-governed space was established by a group of pensioners on a piece of wetland in Šiauliai, Lithuania.Continue Reading →

“It Flew Like a Shooting Star”: Sartre and De Beauvoir’s Week in Soviet Lithuania

“It Flew Like a Shooting Star”: Sartre and De Beauvoir’s Week in Soviet Lithuania

In July 1965, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir arrived in Soviet-occupied Vilnius. Their week-long stay in Lithuania was to leave a deep impressionContinue Reading →

“The Waters Must Break” – Pauls Bankovskis

“The Waters Must Break” – Pauls Bankovskis

"I discovered masturbation at almost the same time that I discovered the map of Latvia..."Continue Reading →

Sixteen Thousand Voices in Perfect Harmony: Latvia’s Incredible Song Festival

Sixteen Thousand Voices in Perfect Harmony: Latvia’s Incredible Song Festival

Latvia's huge Song and Dance Festival has been recognised as a masterpiece of humanity by UNESCO – and its participants are increasingly multinationalContinue Reading →

DB Recommends: Mācītājs On Acid

DB Recommends: Mācītājs On Acid

Maarja Merivoo-Parro tells us why we should all be listening to some legendary Latvian-American punkContinue Reading →

Siberian Exile: Blood, War and a Granddaughter’s Reckoning

Siberian Exile: Blood, War and a Granddaughter’s Reckoning

Siberian Exile tells the story of the author's grandmother, Ona, deported to deepest Siberia during Lithuania's occupation by the Soviet UnionContinue Reading →

“Someone Always Pays”: Siberian Exile and Nazi Collaboration in a Single Family

“Someone Always Pays”: Siberian Exile and Nazi Collaboration in a Single Family

An interview with the Lithuanian-Canadian author Julija Šukys, whose most recent book found her unearthing troubling secrets about her family's pastContinue Reading →