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Teen Takes over Sofia Fashion TV

Viewers of the Bulgarian Fashion Channel have chosen a 15-yearl-old lady as the face of the television for last year. Brunette Inna Ivanova outrivaled eleven other young beauties with her baby face and a slender figure shaped during five years of volleyb

Society | January 26, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1307

Sofia Youth Theater Marks 60th Birthday Renovated

Sofia Youth Theatre marked Tuesday its 60th anniversary with a birthday party, which took place in the theater's new building. The building on the central "Dondukov 8" blvd.

Society | January 25, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 419

Bulgarians Top South America's Highest Peak

Two Bulgarian climbers, who were part of the Antarctic mission, dubbed Tangra 2004, conquered the highest summit in South America and outside Asia. Lyubomir Ivanov and Doychin Vassilev topped Aconcagua (6962m/22835ft), which lies on the border between Ar

Society | January 25, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 579

The Aviator Sweeps 11 Oscar Nominations

Following up on its Golden Globe triumph, Martin Scorsese's film biography of Howard Hughes "The Aviator" received 11 Oscar nominations, beating out drama "Finding Neverland" and Clint Eastwood's boxing tale "Million Dollar Baby," which received seven nom

Society | January 25, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1573

National Radio Merry-Making 70th Anniversary

It all starts with Bulgarian National Radio, read the motto of the lavish concert BNR staged on the eve of its 70th anniversary. President Georgi Parvanov, Parliamentary Speaker Ognyan Gerdzhikov, many officials, current and former radio anchors and empl

Society | January 25, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 459

Film Fever Conquers Sofia in Spring

Over 180 films will participate in the ninth edition of the traditional Sofia International Film Festival (Sofia IFF), starting March 4 to end March 13, the festival's Director Stefan Kitanov announced Tuesday at a press conference. Films from all over t

Society | January 25, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 500

Frida's Art Shown in Bulgaria First-Time

Works by legendary Mexican surrealist Frida Kahlo and lover Diego Rivera will be on display in Bulgaria as of January 29, for the first time in the country. The expo at the Gallery of International Arts in Sofia will feature some of Kahlo's most famed pa

Society | January 25, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1507

Cartoon Slapped for Promoting Homosexuality

The makers of popular SpongeBob SquarePants cartoon are facing a wave of criticism for "promoting homosexuality". The US Focus on The Family organization said that the cartoon figure appeared in a video with children's TV characters Barney and Jimmy Neut

Society | January 25, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 671

The Times: Stoitchkov in 15 Years-Owner of Sleazy Nightclub

Bulgarian football star Hristo Stoitchkov might become "pot bellied, balding restaurateur or the owner of a sleazy nightclub" according a correspondent of the Times that considered naming her baby after the footballer. The Times correspondent Alyson Rudd

Society | January 25, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1011

Bulgarian Viktor Krum Mystery Solved

The mystery veiling the Bulgarian boy that was picked for the role of Viktor Krum in the fourth blockbuster Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, was solved as his face was finally shown to the public. The secret was revealed in the 2006 Harry Potter Desk

Society | January 25, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 7793

January 24: The Most Depressing Day of 2005

January 24 is the most depressing day of the year, experts announced. The scientists, who have derived a special formula to calculate the most depressing day, have also warned people not to take it personally if friends, family and colleagues seem partic

Society | January 24, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 808

Bulgaria's Baby 2005 Makes Public Debut

The first baby that was born in Bulgaria this year had a celebrity moment on Sunday evening. Young Laura Petkova, who came to the world in the first minute of 2005, was officially named Baby 2005, and received best wishes from famed television host Nicki

Society | January 23, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 606

Dutch Metal Band "Stoitchkov" to Bash Bulgaria

A Dutch heavy metal band named Stoitchkov are planning a Bulgarian tour this April, media disclosed. The deafening trio adopted the name of legendary Bulgarian footballer Hristo Stoitchkov, inspired by his stormy attacking style on the pitch and his hot

Society | January 23, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 916

Bulgaria Puts Up Eurovision Talents

Bulgarians were introduced Saturday to the music of 24 bands and artists that will compete for entering major contest Eurovision. The performers left the jury with the tough task of choosing between various styles, from pop and hip-hop beats to chillout

Society | January 22, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 885

Newlyweds Toy with Dress of Bulgarian Princess

A Bulgarian magazine organized Saturday an eccentric event to protest against the display of Princess Kalina's wedding dress at a museum. Organizers brought together a number of married couples, who also submitted wedding dresses and, in an ironic manner

Society | January 22, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4443

Bulgarian Quick Thinker Boy Gains World Recognition

A Bulgarian fifth-grade student has ranked high in an international maths contest, media reported Saturday. The boy solved 66 mathematical problems in two minutes simply using his wits, and came out fourth in the competition.

Society | January 22, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 691

Guests Day at Bulgaria's State Radio

Bulgaria's state radio BNR threw the door open for guests on Saturday, as part of the radio's 70th Anniversary celebrations. Residents of capital Sofia were able to peer inside the studios and examine the broadcasting equipment that brings news, analysis

Society | January 22, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 457

Dog Inherits Luxury Villa in Munich

A Yorkshire terrier has inherited the house of murdered German designer Rudolph Moshammer, the Bild newspaper said. Moshammer was found dead on January 14, and an Iraqi man has been charged with the killing.

Society | January 22, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3678

Bulgarians Prefer Two-Child Family Model

Bulgarians prefer to make two-child families, a survey made by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences showed. The survey is made on the basis of the 2001 population counting, which showed that the different ethnic groups in Bulgaria have different views on th

Society | January 21, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 886

Fashion: Yummy Makeup

"Tasty" makeup shades and textures are hard to resist, and also extremely hot this season. Chocolate, almond, caramel, mocha, cappuccino and fruit syrup make a high-calorie boost for your look during the gloomy winter days.

Society | January 21, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 482

Science: Altruism Gene Found?

Israeli researchers announced they identified the first gene linked to altruistic behavior believed to boost receptors for the neurotransmitter dopamine, which gives the brain a good feeling.

Society | January 21, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 406
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