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Russian Film Tops Sofia Film Fest

"Garpastum," a 2005 Russian film by Alexei German Jr., won the big prize of the Sofia Film Fest this weekend.

Society | March 19, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 948

Russian, 75, Stars in Adult Films

An elderly Russian man has made a remarkable career in the adult film industry, media said Saturday. David Bozdoganov, aged 75, came to an audition for X-rated production by mistake.

Society | March 18, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5017

Parker Takes Bulgarian Tapes to London

Famed British filmmaker Sir Alan Parker, who is in Sofia for a major fest, will take Bulgarian film tapes to London. Speaking to reporters on Saturday, the creator of "Midnight Express," "Evita," and "Angel Heart" confessed he had not seen a Bulgarian mo

Society | March 18, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 968

Sofia Confers Recognition to Sir Alan Parker

Sir Alan Parker, the tireless and world-renowned UK film-maker, is about to add Sofia's honorable award to his wide array of prizes.

Society | March 17, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 841

Pitt, Jolie Plan "Secret Italy Marriage"

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are planning to get married this weekend in northern Italy, according to reports.

Society | March 17, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 580

Forks&Corks: Potato Leek Soup

Ingredients: 18 small red new potatoes, 6 cups chicken broth, 3 leeks, chopped, 3 tablespoons butter, 2 cups milk, salt and pepper to taste Preparation: Place potatoes into a large saucepan with water to cover.

Society | March 17, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 319

Fashion: Spring 2006 Fashion Trends

Get a head start on the new season with something white, something ruffly and something clean-cut.

Society | March 17, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1112

Science: Comets Born of Fire, Ice

Comets are born of fire as well as ice, the first results from the US space agency's Stardust mission show.

Society | March 17, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1101

Men No Longer Proud of Beer Bellies - Survey

Nowadays men are no longer proud of having a beer belly, generally seen in the past as a symbol of their manliness, a survey showed. It suggests that men are as body-obsessed as women - a third of respondents said they hated their stomachs and a quarter

Society | March 16, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 447

Bulgarian Song Faces A Rival Less in Eurovision'06

Serbia and Montenegro are to drop from this year's Eurovision Song Contest after it failed to resolve a row over who won its competition to find a song. The dispute broke out last Saturday, at the end of the live show on television, which voted the count

Society | March 16, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 937

Casanova, Pasta Inspire Levski for Italian Spar

Players of Bulgaria's Levski used Italian landmarks to stay in good physical and mental shape before facing Udinese later today. Media reported that Sofia's "blue" team ate pasta and went together to see the "Casanova" movie with Jeremy Irons.

Society | March 16, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 515

Sofia's Given-Name Church Irradiates

Byzantine-times St Sofia Church, after which the Bulgarian capital is named, welcomed Wednesday night with new outlook - due to special illumination.

Society | March 15, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 586

Sting Brings Son to Bulgarian Gig

Rock legend Sting will perform in Bulgaria with one of his sons, organizers of the show announced. Although they did not name the talented son, that's apparently Sting's first offspring, Joseph Sumner.

Society | March 15, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 744

Sofia Catwalk Applauds Ethno Chic

The newest Ethno Chic collection of beloved Jeni Style marked the Spring-Summer 2006 set of designer Evgenia Zhivkova.

Society | March 14, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1814

Ramazzotti Frantic for Security in Sofia

Eros Ramazzotti has demanded tight security for himself when he comes to Sofia this summer. The Italian macho wants 18 personal security guards, the press revealed.

Society | March 14, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 996

Bulgaria's VIP Brother Child Stirs Uproar

Bulgaria's state body on child protection has feverishly objected the entry of a three-year-old child into the first season of VIP Brother. Miss Bulgaria 1999 Violeta Zdravkova made history in the world records of the popular reality show bringing into t

Society | March 14, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1573

Tuesday Night Shadowed by Eclipse

A full eclipse will make the Moon less bright on Tuesday night, astronomers say. Europe, Africa and western Asia are in the best position to observe the phenomenon.

Society | March 14, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 442

Offended Eurovision Jury Member to Sue Bulgarian Showman

Showman Slavi Trifonov, whose song was twice rejected before entering the Eurovision contest in Bulgaria now faces a libel trial. "He called us a bunch of musical aborigines, and I will sue him," jury member Nayden Andreev said before the media on Tuesda

Society | March 14, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 755

Sex Eccentrics, Child Glut Bulgaria's VIP Brother

Bulgaria's newest reality show, the hit production VIP Brother, kicked off Monday with many of the participants known for their strange sex practices. Producers seem to believe that the erotic controversies would intrigue viewers - among the participants

Society | March 13, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4548

Top Bulgarian Archaeologist Wants Trade in Antiquities Legal

Prominent Bulgarian archaeologist Professor Nikolay Ovcharov called for legalizing trade in antiquities in a bid to remove the strong incentives for the pillage of archaeological sites. "Trade in antiquities should be strictly regulated by the state and

Society | March 13, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3244

Underage Girls Kicked Out of Miss Bulgaria

Tens of model wannabes were disqualified from Miss Bulgaria 2006 because they were less than 17 of age. Organizers of the top pageant said 56 teen belles were kicked out.

Society | March 13, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1462