Antanas Sutkus

Photographer Antanas Sutkus: Recognized from Paris to Rio but slighted at home

The internationally acclaimed Lithuanian photographer Antanas Sutkus’ photographic signature in thousands of photo works is recognized in art galleries from Paris to Rio de Janeiro. Over the last 50 years, the artist has seen his distinguished photo works showcased in some of the world’s most prestigious art and culture centers, including the National Library of France in Paris, the International Center of Photography in New York, the Dresden Art Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Stockholm Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Paris Museum of Photography, and many others. […]

Rimas Tuminas

Small Theatre of Vilnius: Mixing up rebellion and metaphysics

Theatre is only possible when there is a director with his own theatre vision. At the roots of the State Small Theatre of Vilnius (SSTV) stands its director Rimas Tuminas, long praised by theatre critics for a distinctive theatrical language and performances being exemplified for the “all-immersed” psychological acting, more distinctive poetical and lyrical elements and, sure, the buzz. […]

LNG Terminal vessel "Independence"

Opinion: Lithuania has become EU’s pupil star in energy policy, but…

With the launch of “Independence”, Lithuania’s long-and-hard-fought striving for energy diversity and independence has definitely seen a big boost. But behind the jubilant scene stands the avuncular European Union that has long been encouraging the member states to seek brave solutions in tackling energy security issues. Now time has come for Brussels to rejoice, too – EU energy policies are playing out well in Lithuania. […]

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“Vilnius Jazz Festival 2014”: least commercial, superstar-less, groovy and funky

The least commercial music festival, relatively star-less, but groovy and sometimes funky, “Vilnius Jazz Festival” drives its fans mad with the wacky jazz “perversions” it has come to be known for every autumn. […]

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Opinion: How lucky I was to squeeze into the Baltic Way chain

Perhaps few events in my 43-year-old’s life have been so vivid and, without exaggeration, future-defining as the Baltic Way. […]

Kristijonas Donelaitis

New fonts help reinterpret canonical work by 300-year-old Lithuanian writer

The nearly year-long commemoration of the 300th birth anniversary of Kristijonas Donelaitis pays tribute to the Prussian-Lithuanian pastor and poet whose magnitude of legacy in Lithuanian literature has been shaped up by the first classic Lithuanian language poem, The Seasons (Metai), in which he depicted everyday life of Lithuanian peasants, their struggle with serfdom, and the annual cycle of life. […]

Libertas Klimka

Ethnology professor: How globalization and pop-culture takes a toll on national identity

Can centuries-old Lithuanian ethnic culture withstand sweeping globalization? Is it possible to retain national identity when Lithuanian countryside, the stronghold of traditions, is wilting away? And what should the authorities do in handing down the ancestral heritage to youth so that it keeps living? Libertas Klimka, a prominent Lithuanian ethnologist and professor at the Lithuanian University of Educology, talks to the Lithuania Tribune. […]

Tatar Youth leader Maria Meišutovič

Lithuanian Tatar youth cherishes the past for the future

The historic roots of the current 3200-member Tatar community in Lithuania date back to the 14th century, when the rulers of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania fostered trade with the Mongols’ powerful Golden Horde. The ensuing ages have swept away the Duchy and Horde, but for a tiny group of the merchants’ descendants Lithuania has become their Motherland. To find out more about the ethnical minority, the Lithuania Tribune spoke to Marija Meišutovič, the chairman of Lithuania’s Tatar Youth Community “Duslyk”. […]

Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

Čiurlionis, magnetic Lithuanian great, over-researched but under-appreciated

Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis is one of the biggest greats that Lithuania has ever had. A distinguished composer, mystic painter and a rebellious man is just a terse textbook-like description of the artist. Darius Kučinskas, an art researcher and professor of Kaunas University of Technology, has devoted 25 years scrutinizing the magnetic artist and his distinctive legacy. […]