Society

Celeb Suspense Writer Meets Sofia

Elizabeth Kostova, the wife of a Bulgarian man who has earned herself world fame as suspense writer, signed autographs in Sofia Wednesday. Her debut "The Historian" is a gripping vampire novel that was published last summer, and has already been translat

Society | April 19, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 822

Art Fixture Plays with Space in Sofia

A space-fiddling art installation was opened Wednesday in the building of Sofia's municipality.

Society | April 19, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 403

Bulgaria's Bojinov Strips in Sizzling Music Clip

Valeri Bojinov got sexier than he could ever be on the football pitch, the press revealed Wednesday. Fiorentina's young striker landed the leading part in a hot music video.

Society | April 19, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 7925

Middle-Aged Men "Happier with Sex Life" Than Ladies

Middle-aged men are happier with their sex life than women, a survey suggest. A study of 300,000 people aged 40 to 80 in 29 countries found that, on the contrary to popular belief, middle-aged and older people enjoy sex, and will do so into their 80s.

Society | April 19, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 949

Red-Braided Pippi in Sofia for Lindgren's Festival

Villa Villekula, the house of the popular, unconventional and mischievous children's book heroine Pippi Longstocking, will be located in Sofia downtown at the end of May.

Society | April 19, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 512

Bulgaria's Zebra Hails Dolce Vita Style

Sexy, sunny and shiny - these three "S" can describe the latest from the catwalk presented by the Zebra creative duo of Tsevetelina Taneva - Silvia Borissova.

Society | April 18, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1048

Unique Bulgarian Reserve Coined Out

A silver coin with BGN 10 nominal has depicted the area of the Bulgarian river of Ropotamo, a unique natural reserve and holiday site to the south-east of the country.

Society | April 18, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 659

Shumen's Cultural Club Throws Anniversary Party

One of Bulgaria's oldest cultural clubs has drawn massive attention with its 150th anniversary party. The chairman of the cultural centers association, Stoyan Denchev, together with dozens of cultural leaders and journalists attended Tuesday the presenta

Society | April 18, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 377

Lopez EUR 150 Tickets Sold Out in Sofia

The VIP passes to the concert of Jennifer Lopez in Sofia have been sold out, organizers of the event broke Tuesday. Those were the most expensive tickets, costing EUR 150.

Society | April 18, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1086

Rock Fest to Commemorate Bulgarian Legend

Late Bulgarian rock legend Georgi Minchev will once again be commemorated in the "Flower for Gosho" rock festival in Sofia. Held for the sixth time, the festival has become the traditional annual event where rock bands from all over the country gather wi

Society | April 18, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 444

Iran Reports 70 000 HIV-Positive

Iran's HIV cases have reached 70 000, according to the latest reports. The steady increase in the number of infections is due mainly to the rising number of intravenous drug users.

Society | April 18, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1254

Michel Legrand Brings Summer of '42 to Sofia

Michel Legrand, the big star of French cinema and music, staged a concert in Sofia Monday evening in the framework of Sofia Jazz Peak fest.

Society | April 17, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 595

Bulgarian Mountain Hatches Beauty Star

The beauty of Bulgaria's mountain population came to the forth with the Miss Pirin 2006 contest, which filled the Bansko resort with sweet excitement last weekend. Katya Chakarova, aged 19, outshined the other girls in the pageant and went home with the

Society | April 17, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1440

Britons are Europe's Chocoholics

Britons eat more chocolate than any other nation in the EU, a survey revealed. A person there gulps an average of 10 kilos every year.

Society | April 17, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 315

Bulgarians Celebrate Flower Feast

Bulgarians marked Sunday the so-called Tsvetnitsa-Vrabnitsa holiday, which is the Orthodox equivalent to the catholic Palm Sunday. Held annually on the last Sunday before Easter, Tsvetnitsa is one of the biggest Bulgarian holidays, rich in a variety of c

Society | April 16, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1483

Bear Attack Chinese Victim Gets 2nd Face Transplant in the World

Doctors in north-western China performed the world's second face transplant, claiming the procedure was "more complex" than the first such operation in France last year.

Society | April 15, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 655

Bulgarian Language Not So Difficult for American English Speakers

The Bulgarian language appears to cause no big problems for the native speakers of American English, Hamilton Spectator reports. The US State Department, which has to train diplomats serving around the world, ranks languages by their difficulty for nativ

Society | April 15, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1712

Archeologists Search Ancient Pyramid in Bosnia

Archaeologists have begun digging for what they think might be a pyramid hidden beneath a hill in Bosnia.

Society | April 15, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2915

Sofia Zoo with New Colorful Playground

Sofia mayor Boyko Borissov and Zoya Paunova, Executive Director of AstraZeneca Bulgaria made a wonderful present to the Bulgarian children ahead of the colorful Palm Sunday (Tsvetnitsa). Mayor Borissov and Zoya Paunova cut the red ribbon of the new child

Society | April 15, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 670

Bulgaria Marks St. Lazar's Day

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church marked Saturday the traditional St. Lazar's Day.

Society | April 15, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 843

200 Bulgarians Share Epic Baby-Making

Hotels in five Bulgarian cities have seen a unique marathon of simultaneous baby-making by 100 couples. The lovers were taking part in a campaign to boost Bulgaria's population, and vying for a prize.

Society | April 14, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1106