Saturday, April 10, 2021

Mind the Pothole: Belgrade by Bike

By Jose Bernardo Reyes Facio BELGRADE, As Vladimir Martinovic bikes through the streets of Belgrade, people randomly greet him like a lifelong friend. Offering tips-only bike...

A painful reminder, 17 years after Serbia’s broadcaster was bombed

By Meredith Howe BELGRADE, The grey, billowing clouds suspended directly over the worn building matched the atmosphere around the Serbian state broadcaster perfectly. They brought...

Come, break bread with us

By Alexandra Cheney BELGRADE, Hours after committing to lose weight, Belgrade native Maša Miljanić states “I can’t eat anything without bread.” Bread is the mealtime constant...

Quit acting:

By Nedim Filipovic Belgrade, Rainbow colored socks struck out against Zeljko Maksimovic’s dark ensemble. His frequent smiles betrayed his sharp features, jet-black hair, and rough...

Italian Belgrader

By Marija Pajkovic BELGRADE, The first time Angela Cappellino saw Belgrade, it was a drizzly, chilly autumn Sunday. She stepped off an old, rickety train,...

Shish Kebab

by Stefan Plavsic Belgrade, Believe it or not, a “Boulevard of Hungry People” really exists. It has a regular name but people call it this...

Trading corporate comfort for personal values

By Claire Taylor BELGRADE, Milica Calija is used to people’s puzzled expressions when they learn she quit a successful marketing and communications career to bake...

Turkish Coffee: A drink for any season

By Nedim Filipovic Belgrade, Smokvica’s patio was alive despite the autumn chill. People, seemingly unaware of the change in season, were chatting their afternoons away....

Belgrade’s open wound

By Claire Taylor Belgrade, Bogdan Mrkobrada sits cross-legged, taking long draws on his cigarette. The look in his eyes is heavy but his voice is...

NATO’s War on Media in Serbia

By Hoi Mun Yee Belgrade, As the bells of St. Mark’s Church rang for 4 P.M., it is just another afternoon at Tasmajdan Park. Kids are...