The First Movie Ever Made

Last week the 15th annual TIFF film festival kicked off in my old hometown of Cluj-Napoca. It reminded me of a story that I’ve wanted to tell for a long time. If you ask a film buff or historian of motion pictures about the world’s oldest movie, they’ll probably mention names like Thomas Edison, the…

A Tangled Web

Unfortunately, I’m going to have to largely skip over an important issue to discuss an even more important issue. Today I set out to write a follow-up article about the Bunicuta de Aur, our new Finance Minister Ioana Petrescu, who gave a lengthy on camera interview with the media outlet Adevarul yesterday. During the interview,…

Word of the Day: Cățel

Oh my goodness, I must say that I really like the word cățel (cut-sell) in Romanian for a number of reasons. The most common definition of this word is a puppy, as in a baby dog. A lot of people use it to refer to adult dogs too, although in that sense it’s kind of…