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: 573

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: 2558

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: 724

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: 1185

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: 10404

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: 909

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: 675

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: 1048

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: 1516

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: 5817

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: 894

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: 548

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: 4181

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: 966

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: 538

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: 528

Health: Moderate Drinking Boosts Brainpower

Just one alcoholic drink a day may help thwart mental decline in women age 70 and older, according to a recent study.

Society | January 21, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 452

Forks and Corks: Mexican Baked Fish

Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds cod

Society | January 21, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 392

Bulgarian Gent Opens Italy Fashion Week

A Bulgarian model who had just turned 18 opened the first show of Milan men's fashion week a few days ago, it emerged on Thursday. Teenager Martin Martinov was the first to step on the catwalk in a Yoshi Yamamoto show.

Society | January 20, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2427

Internet Promises to Obsess Lives in Decade

Internet will become an inseparable part of mankind's routine in just a dozen years, experts from the Pew Internet and American Life Project warned. According to their research carried out among leading IT experts, scientists, analysts and common web use

Society | January 19, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 624

Eurovision Bids Heat up Bulgarian Music

Bulgaria's first bidding contest to elect a song of the country for this year's Eurovision has attracted a record number of applicants to be shortlisted by the domestic organiser Bulgarian National Television (BNT). A total of 104 songs to be performed b

Society | January 18, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 820
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