Stories about North Macedonia from September, 2010
Macedonia: Blogging for Proper Language Use
Two professional and licensed proofreaders, Biserka Velkovska and Maja Katarova, recently opened the blog Lektor [MKD] to dispense free advice on proper use of the grammar and other rules of the standard Macedonian language.
Slovenia: Severe Floods and… Surfing?!
While severe floods plague Slovenia [SLO], Balkan portals from Croatia to Macedonia keep republishing a video clip named “wakeboarding in Ljubljana at 1am,” showing a car towing a surfer through the streets and passing by a dry cleaning sign.
Macedonia, Greece: Porcupine Tree Concert in Thessaloniki
Macedonian blogs Baba mi Trajanka (My Grandma Trajanka) and Voodoo Lounge published a multimedia reportage [MKD] and a favorable review [MKD] about the concert of a UK progressive rock band Porcupine Tree near Thessaloniki, in neighboring Greece, attended by youth from all over the region.
Macedonia: Bronze Lions, Accountability & Transparency
The new statues of four bronze lions on a Skopje bridge attracted the attention of the Macedonian public by the end of August. The initial arrogant refusal of accountability by their creators overshadowed the questionable artistic achievement related to these publicly funded felines.