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Matt Welch Covering Republican Convention for Reason

Budapest/Prague repat Matt Welch is covering the Republican convention in NYC this week for Reason Magazine via a blog (natch), as he also did for the Dems in Boston.

Rick E. Bruner | Gen Expat Life Updates | Aug 30, 2004 | Comments (0)

Chris Condon on Hungary's New Prime Minister

Adrienne writes from Budapest:

Chris Condon's piece about our new prime minister. We're all very glad that Gyurcsany has won. Gives hope against Fidesz for 2006.

Rick E. Bruner | East Euro Current News | Aug 26, 2004 | Comments (22)

WSJ Piece on Hungarian Film Industry

This story link will expire in seven days, so get it while the getting's good:

Joining Film Fight, Hungary Tries To Go Hollywood

I love the lede:

In Hollywood's early days, Hungarians helped build the movie business. Adolph Zukor founded Paramount, William Fox (born Wilhelm Fried) started 20th Century Fox, and director George Cukor blazed a trail from "The Philadelphia Story" to "My Fair Lady." In Hollywood legend, a sign on one studio door once warned, "It's not enough to be Hungarian, you have to have talent too."

Rick E. Bruner | East Euro Current News | Aug 26, 2004 | Comments (0)

Hungarian Prime Minister Quits; Photos for Sale

Reuters reports on the controversy that lead to Socialist Prime Minister Peter Medgyessy's resignation.

Photographer friend Martin Fejer uses the opportunity to point out he has photos of the former PM for sale.

Sadly, I haven't heard any news of Hungary's change of leadership yet today or last night on NPR.

Rick E. Bruner | East Euro Current News | Aug 20, 2004 | Comments (1)