Nadine Gordimer
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Litvak lenses influenced sensibilities of Nobel prize winning author Nadine Gordimer

Earlier this week the media honoured Nadine Gordimer, a Nobel and Man Booker prize winning novelist with a wealth of obituaries. Gordimer died at the age of 90 on 13 July in her native South Africa. Reverent fans and curious new readers peppered social networks with quotations highlighting her defence of human rights and literary bravery in the face of censorship. […]

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Mission Siberia leaves Vilnius for Krasnoyarsk

16 member of Mission Siberia ’14 leaving Vilnius for the Russian region of Krasnoyarsk on Thursday to visit the places of burial of Lithuanian deportees. […]

Cartoon by Fiona Katauskas, fionakatauskas.com
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Famous Lithuanians in Australia: Cartoonist and illustrator Fiona Katauskas

Fiona Katauskas is a cartoonist and illustrator whose work appears in Australian national and State newspapers and magazines. She has illustrated a large number of books for many publishers; and for the past eight years she has been the producer of Talking Pictures – a segment of the current affairs program Insiders – which analyses the week’s political cartoons and is screened every Sunday morning on ABC1 and 24. […]

Juozas Kazickas
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Distinguished US-Lithuanian businessman Kazickas passes away

Well-know Lithuanian businessman in emigration and public figure Juozas Kazickas has passed away at the age of 96, the secretary of ex-Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus has confirmed to BNS. […]

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Organizers of Song Festival 2014 rejoice at returning new wave of dancing and singing emigrants

On Wednesday, July 2, Vilnius city filled up with jolly uproar – tens of thousands of performers from Lithuania and 14th foreign countries ready to present the beauty of Lithuanian songs and dances will gather here. The organizers of the event note that each song festival enjoys growing attention of emigrants. More and more fellow-countrymen want to contribute to this event every year. […]

Johnny Unitas
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Unitas We Stand: the Johnny Unitas movie

he 1950s and 1960s were different times for professional athletes. Johnny Unitas was paid a starting salary of $ 7,000 a year in 1956. Adjusted for inflation, that would be about $60,000 in 2014 terms. Most players in those days, certainly the players of the Baltimore Colts, would be living and playing in the community. In addition, they would work in the same communities during the off-season to supplement their income. That looks like light-years away from today’s conditions for professional athletes where multi-million dollar salaries and living in ostentatious mansions are the norm. […]

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Lithuanian film student wins documentary prize

A Lithuanian graduate from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in the UK has been awarded a prestigious award for her documentary film work. Žavinta Karsokaitė, who graduated from BA (Hons) Film Production in 2013, took home the Best Student Production Undergraduate Documentary Award at the British Universities Film and Video Council (BUFVC) Learning on Screen Awards for her film Promised Bread, reports UCA Farnham. […]

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Lithuanian Embassy in the US hosts ExCel Exchange event

On 9 June the Lithuanian Embassy in the US, together with the American Councils’ ExCel programme, hosted a goodbye party for six Lithuanian High School students that spend the 2013-2014 school year on an exchange programme in an American high school. […]