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2Cellos Discuss Music, YouTube and U2

BUDAPEST—Last October I went to Budapest to interview Stjepan Hauser and Luka Šulić, the two musicians who make up 2Cellos, for an International New York Times story on classical crossover music. I had never been backstage before at a concert,…

Balkans Reclaim a Place in Cinema

LONDON, UK — It was little wonder that Mila Turajlic looked a tad weary during a recent interview in a London cafe. The 32-year-old Serbian documentary filmmaker had flown overnight from Chicago and was off again the next day for short…

"It's Important to Have Something of Our Own"

DUBROVNIK, CROATIA--Few spots in Europe could boast a more dramatic backdrop for a festival. Now in its 62nd year, the Dubrovnik Summer Festival (running from July 7 till August 25) is a cornucopia for culture that focuses on everything from art, music, theatre, film, dance and pretty much everything else in between. The theatre aspect of the festival is particularly interesting in that they use