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Theater Review (NYC): ‘Doruntine’ from Blessed Unrest and Kosovo’s Teatri ODA Brings Albanian Legend to Life – and Death

Njomeza Ibraj Fetiu, Ilire Vinca Celaj, Eshref Durmishi in 'Doruntine'

The opportunity to see this well-acted, smoothly written, excitingly staged, and chilling work of cultural blending is the kind of thing for which we can be grateful. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Albania’s Mountain Queen: Edith Durham and the Balkans’ by Marcus Tanner


A fascinating woman leads us through a now almost forgotten world at the dangerous meeting point of the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires. Read More »

DVD Review: The Forgiveness of Blood (The Criterion Collection)

Joshua Marston's second feature is a strange and disorienting look at life in a little-known part of the world Read More »

Book Review: The Fall of the Stone City by Ismail Kadare

Albanian author Ismail Kadare's latest novel translated into English adds to a body of work that may earn him a Nobel Prize. Read More »

Book Review: The Country Where No One Ever Dies by Ornela Vorpsi

Novel's well written vignettes of life in Communist Albania ultimately fall short of creating broad insight into its people. Read More »