GAME REVIEW: Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Arnold Ramenár / REVIEWS

“Back in the 1990s all the major gaming consoles have had their own iconic characters that defined and represented them. These were more than just widely recognizable symbols; they were in many ways a major selling point for the consoles and the respective franchises that came with them. Most people would recognize titles such as Mario or Sonic the Hedgehog as classic games of the previous century. However, there is another character that has made the Playstation 1 console nothing short of legendary – Crash Bandicoot.”

CLASSIC MOVIE SUNDAYS: The Big Sleep (1946)

Georgios Merkouris / REVIEWS

“Infamous for its wild and confusing plot, The Big Sleep has still managed to be one of the most popular films to emerge from Hollywood's golden era. This was in part due to its leads. Humphrey Bogart was the most profitable actor in 1940s cinema, his reputation being cemented due to the success of Casablanca.”

Slovakia will either have its first female president in history, or the candidate nominated by SMER SD will perform a miraculous comeback.

Peter Sterančák/ OPINION

These seem to be the only two options possible after the first round of presidential elections on Saturday 16, 2019. Zuzana Čaputová (read: tschaputova) won the first round with 40.6 % of the vote (870 415 votes), while Maroš Šefčovič (read: marosh chef-tchovitch), the candidate of the ruling party, secured only 18.7% (400 379).

CLASSIC MOVIE SUNDAYS: McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

Georgios Merkouris / REVIEWS

Robert Altman’s elegiac masterwork represents a radical departure from previously established Hollywood filmmaking. Chronicling life in America’s frontier past, this classic follows John “Pudgy” McCabe (Warren Beatty), a gambler who arrives in the town of Presbyterian Church and establishes a brothel as his business.

The ultimate guide to the Sunday Derby match between Slovan and Trnava

Peter Sterančák/ SPORT

Sunday 18:00, 3 March 2019. This day and time will probably be remembered by every fan of ŠK Slovan Bratislava – historically the most famous and successful football club in Slovakia. It’s a day when Slovan, after 10 years, will return to the place where the history was written and where his fans feel at home– the iconic Tehelné Pole stadium (a brick field – loosely translated).

Timothy Snyder: “The thing about authoritarianism is that it’s just so boring”

Peter Sterančák, Michal Micovčin / INTERVIEW

A historian by profession, specializing in the history of Central and Eastern Europe, professor Snyder is also a permanent fellow at The Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. We discussed, among other things: current political development in Slovakia; ideas from his latest books, the rise of authoritarianism, or power of oligarchy; a role of Europe and EU in fighting extremism; and a role of journalism in protecting truth. 

Anti-semitism alive and well in the US

Pavlina Jones / OPINION

On Saturday, October 27th, a hate crime broke out at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighbourhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Leaving eleven people dead this is recorded as the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the United States' history.

A Warm Welcome to Slovakia

Mara Steiber / EXPERIENCE

Before I came to Bratislava, Slovakia meant for me a blank spot on the map of Europe, the continent in which a fair deal of my twenty-two years life has been spent. I chose to spend my semester abroad in Slovakia since it was one of the only destinations of which I had no stereotypes at all.