Society

Madonna Video Tops "Rule Breakers" Ranking

Madonna's Like a Prayer, condemned by Christian organisations as blasphemous upon its release in 1989, has topped a poll of videos, which "broke the rules".

Society | July 24, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 926

Puerto Rican Beauty Grabs Miss Universe Crown, Faints

Puerto Rico's Zuleika Rivera was crowned Miss Universe 2006, bringing her country the fifth pageant title.

Society | July 24, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 24680

Italian Wedding Bells Ring for Bulgaria's Ex-PM Daughter

Yana Kostova, daughter of Bulgaria's rightist Prime Minister Ivan Kostov, exchanged "I do" with her beloved Italian boyfriend Alejandro Merlini at a fairytale wedding in Sofia on Sunday.

Society | July 23, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1692

Joint Tomb of Tribal Man, Horse Discovered in Bulgaria

Bulgarian archaeologists have discovered a stunning tomb of a pecheneg, a semi-nomadic tribe of Central Asia who were assimilated partly by the Bulgarians during the XII century. The remains of the man and a horse, his head and legs, is what was found in

Society | July 22, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1158

Survey: New York Most Polite City, Bucharest - Rudest

New Yorkers are the most polite people in the world and have better manners than the citizens of London, Toronto and Moscow, a Reader's Digest ranking shows.

Society | July 22, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1046

Bulgaria Drops Saxon, Motorhead

The gig of Saxon and Motorhead in Bulgaria was reportedly cancelled, after the planned Monsters of Rock festival also failed. Saxon and Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister's side will not perform at the Black Sea side August 3, according to Avtora.

Society | July 21, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2377

Bulgarian Addicts Land Whitesnake Tickets

Bulgarian drug addicts will receive a special gift by the mayor of seaside Kavarna, who will grant them free tickets to the upcoming Whitesnake concert. As part of the "rock addiction against drug addiction" initiative, Tsonko Tsonev will provide tickets

Society | July 21, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2008

Europeans Prefer Domestic Holidays - Survey

More than half of the holiday trips of four nights and more in European Union member states were domestic, says a report of Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities. The highest proportions of domestic holidays were recorded in Greece

Society | July 21, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 659

Forks and Corks: Cheese and Pasta in a Pot

Ingredients: 1 (16 ounce) package elbow macaroni

Society | July 21, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 689

Fashion: Eye-Catching Prints

During this summer's hottest days (and nights) you will look ultra chic in bold floral or ethno prints. While in previous seasons wearing the bulk and bright patterns all over might have been dangerously close to kitsch, this style is feminine and sexy t

Society | July 21, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 687

Bulgaria Unearths Acropolis-Rivalling Ancient Sanctuary

Bulgarian archaeologists have continued their amazing streak at the ancient sanctuary of Perperikon, unearthing a temple five times larger than Athens' Acropolis.

Society | July 20, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5517

Bulgarian Coastal Mayor Blamed for Monsters of Rock Cancellation

Organizers of the famous Monsters of Rock festival have blamed the mayor of the Black Sea host city of Varna for failing to bring to life the major event.

Society | July 20, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 725

Sharing Bed Weakens Men's Mind - Scientists

Sharing their bed with another person can reduce men's brainpower, scientists at the University of Vienna have found out. When men spend the night in the same bed with someone else, their sleep patterns are disturbed.

Society | July 20, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1276

Bulgaria Celebrates Ilinden

Bulgaria marks July 20 the 103th anniversary since the legendary Ilinden-Preobrazhenie Uprising, organized to fight the fractioning of the country. The 1878 Berlin Congress preceded the rebellion.

Society | July 20, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 871

Bulgaria's Monsters of Rock Fails

Bulgaria has canceled its edition of the famous Monsters of Rock festival, media broke Wednesday. Instead of a festival, Bulgarian fans of the harder sound will have to do with a sole concert, according to reports.

Society | July 19, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1814

Hepatitis Roams in Bulgarian Roma Neighbourhood

A total of 64 people from the Roma-populated district of Stolipinovo in Bulgaria's second city of Plovdiv have been infected with Hepatitis A, since the beginning of the month, reports say. The outspread is becoming even more alarming as the majority of

Society | July 19, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 610

Sofia Sees Race to the Altar

Sofia citizens are keener to tie the knot in the first months after the sweltering summer heat and vacations are over, statistics show. The peak of the wedding feast comes in September, when an average of 700-800 couples head for the altar.

Society | July 19, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 685

Bulgaria's Culture Minister Honours Folklore Fest

Bulgaria's Culture Minister Stefan Danailov met Tuesday the participants in Sofia's international folklore fest "Vitosha 2006". The minister said that he was happy to see the festival grow during its ten years and that the number of audience they had gat

Society | July 18, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 751

Missis Globe 2006 to Glow with Bulgarian Diamond Dresses

Finalists in the Missis Globe 2006 beauty race will shine in "Fashion and Diamonds," the latest collection by young Bulgarian designer Virginia Zdravkova, media said Tuesday. The pageant, which takes place this weekend in California, will have Ivana Sken

Society | July 18, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2985

Stamp Commemorates Bulgarian Prima Ghena Dimitrova

Bulgaria emitted new postage stamps, featuring Bulgaria's opera prima Ghena Dimitrova. The idea belongs to Hristina Anguelakova, chairman of the "National Opera and Ballet" foundation, on the occasion of her 65th birth anniversary.

Society | July 18, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 916

Bulgarian-Spanish Hip-Hop Hits the Screen

A Bulgarian-Spanish track that has emerged as the hottest hip-hop hit in Bulgaria this summer will have its video premiere this week. "Double Filtered" by Upsurt and Spanish rap star Mala Rodriguez will be shown for the first time on Wednesday.

Society | July 18, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1018