The people’s pop & inter-cultural translation

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Translating is a task that often requires the translator to go well beyond a term or word to understand and convey the context of what is being said. The incredibly complex and intertwined systems of language and culture rarely offer an easy way of disentangling a clear-cut meaning. The abundance of language-specific undertones and culture-based associations means we have to put ourselves a … Continue reading

The festival quest, 2016

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Some days ago, the winter still trembling in its last dying breaths, a Culture.si editor embarked on a daring quest, one that led him to many a desolate corner of the World Wide Web. He went to gather the dates of the internationally-minded festivals due to happen in Slovenia in 2016. All sorts of forgotten Facebook accounts and deserted web pages he met on his way, many of … Continue reading

Come autumn, the festival fever subsides

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According to the interactive infographic on how Slovenian festivals are dispersed throughout the year, we can now make a rather qualified announcement that the festive season is (finally) about to be over. Culture is once again blissfully sliding into the blandness of the everyday, and most of the 217 active festivals in our database have already happened for 2015. Also, the … Continue reading