Living in a State of Non-History: Growing Up Lithuanian-American

Living in a State of Non-History: Growing Up Lithuanian-American

For almost half a century, my grandfather stubbornly maintained the New York Consulate of prewar independent Lithuania in a cramped rent-controlled apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.Continue Reading →

Final Point of the Russian Empire: Liepāja’s Half a Million Emigrants

Final Point of the Russian Empire: Liepāja’s Half a Million Emigrants

In the eight years of emigration from Liepāja to New York, over 500,000 people used the Russian-American line to reach the ‘Big Apple’.Continue Reading →

Forty Tatars in the Lithuanian Countryside: One Village’s 600 Years of Islamic History

Forty Tatars in the Lithuanian Countryside: One Village’s 600 Years of Islamic History

The most remarkable thing about these long forgotten heroes of Lithuanian history is their identity.Continue Reading →

Bohemian Adventures in Tallinn’s Fish House

Bohemian Adventures in Tallinn’s Fish House

The quiet former fishermen’s district of Kalamaja is today one of Tallinn’s last remaining areas with a hodgepodge of old wooden houses and old-fashioned industrial complexes.Continue Reading →

Proof of Existence: Discovering Latvia through Exile Literature

Proof of Existence: Discovering Latvia through Exile Literature

This book was an attempt at a cogito ergo sum for the free Latvian nation: proof to the outside world that there was a country called Latvia, that Russia did…Continue Reading →

Beauty Remains in Lithuanian “Garage Towns”

Beauty Remains in Lithuanian “Garage Towns”

The "garage towns" were vast, Soviet-designed areas for storing cars, often at quite a distance from the owners' homes. Many remain throughout Lithuania, although they are increasingly disappearing.Continue Reading →

“We Are All Aliens To Each Other”: An Interview with Uģis Olte

“We Are All Aliens To Each Other”: An Interview with Uģis Olte

Uģis Olte is a Latvian director and screenwriter whose latest project is Double Aliens, a collaboration with Georgian photographer Daro Sulakauri.Continue Reading →

From East Asia via Great Britain: the Story of Estonia and Latvia’s National Game

From East Asia via Great Britain: the Story of Estonia and Latvia’s National Game

Novuss is the national game of Latvia; Koroona is the national game of Estonia. But what are these games and where did they come from?Continue Reading →

Why This Is Deep Baltic’s Logo

Why This Is Deep Baltic’s Logo

Deep Baltic logo mastermind Lewis McGuffie explains the inspiration and thought process behind the designContinue Reading →

Foreigners in their Own Homes: on Latvian Documentary “Double Aliens”

Foreigners in their Own Homes: on Latvian Documentary “Double Aliens”

Double Aliens is a Latvian-Georgian documentary film shot in Samtskhe-Javakheti, an arid and mountainous region in southern Georgia.Continue Reading →

The Strange Story of Walk – United by the Soviets, Divided by Freedom

The Strange Story of Walk – United by the Soviets, Divided by Freedom

It certainly doesn’t look like a national border – a forgotten, slightly gloomy pedestrianised backstreet...Continue Reading →