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Writer Péter Nádas laments the absence of citoyens and social elite

The talk with writer Péter Nádas covered a broad range of topics, including our mined civilization, an individual's war of independence, the weakening memory of the 1956 Revolution, ideal society as envisioned by [writer] Miklós Mészöly. The conversation took place at Balatonfüred during a conference dedicated to Nádas's works.

  society  1956  péter nádas


1989: new documentary features Miklós Németh's help bring down Berlin Wall

The fall of the Wall demanded serious sacrifices. A new documentary-cum-thriller, entitled “1989”, shows earnest simultaneous efforts made at the top and among ordinary people.

  1989  miklós németh  erzsébet rácz  anders østergaard  documentary  film


Hungary's brain research program looks encouraging

In a single year neurological disorders have cost the European Union EUR 798 billion euros (USD 1,011 billion), which is 1.5 times more than the five next most expensive disorders put together. Tamás Freund, chief of the National Brain Research Program used this comparison to explain the need for more research in this field.

  tamás freund  national brain research program


“Karaoke and rubber mallets” - Palace of Arts opens in Shenzhen

Comparatively few concert halls are like the one that opened in Shenzhen, China, two weeks ago, thanks to the efforts of Hungarian architects. Designed by Hungary's Gábor Zoboki the cultural and sports facility is 100,000 square meters in size and its largest auditorium strongly resembles Budapest's Palace of Arts - just as it should.

  palace of arts  müpa  gbor zoboki  architecture  China  shenzen


Autumn Festival: Budapest's Palace of Arts focuses on contemporary arts

For a long time, involving the audience was not a consideration in contemporary arts, with artists and writers often producing works for one other, Csaba Káel, director general of Budapest's Palace of Arts (Művészetek Palotája or Műpa in short), which opened ten years ago, says. In the interview below, Káel talks, among other things, about what he thinks Europe's biggest problem in the last 25 years has been and the hopes he attaches to the Budapest autumn festival, kicking off now.

  café budapest  autumn festival  budapest  palace of arts  müpa  csaba káel


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