Will Slovakia have its first female president?

Peter Sterančák

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).

What2Play: Spyro: Reignited Trilogy

Miloslav Valko

It's 11 pm on a Saturday evening, and after days of grinding I am on the verge of throwing my controller away in absolute disgust. This is due to the boss fight in the remastered version of Spyro. After last year's Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy, Spyro: Reignited Trilogy is the latest attempt to feed the near-insatiable demand for gaming nostalgia.

What2Play: Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Arnold Remenár

“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.”


Georgios Merkouris

“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.”

What2Play: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Arnold Remenár

The third and final entry into the Witcher series manages to deliver an even deeper and more rewarding fantasy RPG experience than it's excellent predecessors. Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt provides a worthy conclusion for Andrzej Sapkowski's epic saga that spawned over seven books and three videogames.

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

Georgios Merkouris

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

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).

CLASSIC MOVIE SUNDAYS: The Rules of the Game (1939)

Georgios Merkouris

Expectations for “The Rules of the Game” couldn’t have been higher. Fresh off of a string of successful and beloved films, lauded director Jean Renoir wanted his next film to be "a precise description of the bourgeois of our age." This was meant to be a comedy that would relieve the director’s mind from the pessimism arising at the onset of another World War.

No Longer Sleeping

Laura Palenčíková

It has been twelve years now, twelve years of a government headed by Robert Fico and made in the likeness of that strongman of the ‘90s. There have been numerous scandals in Slovakia on Fico’s watch. Somehow, we tolerated all that. Until the headlines hit our screens on Monday morning, February 26, 2018. Several groups of organized crime have operated in Slovakia.

A Warm Welcome to Slovakia

Mara Stieber

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.