Bucharest

Travel

Staying in the Freezing Romanian Countryside Showed Me How People Live Without Plumbing

Around 60 percent of rural Romania doesn't have a public sewage system.
Adina Florea
3.4.19
street art

Watch an Old School Train Graffiti Mural Come to Life

Australian graffiti icon SOFLES puts his mark on Bucharest's famously colorful train system.
Beckett Mufson
6.13.17
The Restless Youth Issue

Can a Movement to End Corruption Fix Romania's Troubled Democracy?

The country's recent anti-corruption protests have been the largest and most widespread demonstrations since the fall of Communism.
Aaron Lake Smith
5.1.17
Stuff

I Played Illegal Pool with Mobsters in Communist Romania

The biggest stars had nicknames like the "Butcher" and the "Barber," while my manager wore grenades on his belt.
Mihnea Lazăr
1.31.17
News

We Talked to the Survivors of a Deadly Bucharest Club Fire

Last year, a fire in nightclub Colectiv killed 64 people and injured 147. According to the people we spoke to, the high death toll is all down to corruption in Romania.
Dana Alecu
11.7.16
Design

6 Video Artists Pulled Off the Biggest Projection Mapping Show in History

A casual 104 projectors were used in the making of iMapp Bucharest 2016.
Nathaniel Ainley
9.29.16
News

Romanians Are Protesting Government Corruption

More than 2,000 people gathered in front of the Romanian Parliament on Thursday night, in what looks like the beginning of a new series of protests in the Eastern European country.
Andreea Retinschi, Words by Mihai Popescu
9.23.16
Photo

When Sheep Roamed the Highways of Bucharest

Photographer Vali Pană captured the city right after the fall of Communism.
Vali Pană, text: Mihai Popescu
8.29.16
Culture

The Artist Who Fights Authoritarianism with Doodles

The power of the Romanian artist's politically motivated work lies in its simplicity.
Andreea Pocotilă
5.31.16
Stuff

Vomit, Anal Beads, and Crucifixes: The Things You Find When Moving into a New Place

The traces of the people who lived there before you can be horrifying.
Dana Alecu
5.26.16
Silicon Divide

In Romania, Vestiges of Communism Boost Women in Tech

Romania has the largest percentage of girls who study in IT related fields in Europe, and this is due, in part, to the communist regime.
Andrada Fiscutean
4.18.16
thump news

Bucharest's Multi-Venue Interval Festival Is Slimmed Down Over Safety Concerns

Two of three planned venues closed, half of the performers cut from line-up
Michael Scott Barron
11.28.15
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