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Tag Archives: diaspora

Project Iskra: Winnipeg Edition

Hi, my name’s Martyna. I’m a linguistics student and freelance journalist living in Winnipeg, the land of brutal winters and sweet prairie summers. I love independent media, outlaw country and music festivals. I’m a big believer in promoting local culture. This year, I’m going to be spearheading Project Iskra in Winnipeg, and documenting it as […]

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Polish School in Ireland


I discovered an interesting documentary video today entitled: The Polish School. It is a short film about a Polish school in Ireland, what brought some of the kids there, and how the school aims to help them navigate a bi-cultural childhood. They speak more of not fitting in in a way that I don’t think […]

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Imported Poles

Euro 2012 is about to begin and Poland is about to play its first game against Greece. As loudly as I will cheer for our Biało-Czerwoni, there are few things that bother me and I just have to get off my chest. I know Poles like to put emphasis on the fact that two key […]

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You’re Polish. So you, like, love vodka, right?

There seems to be a great divide in the Polish and Polish diaspora communities on how to handle stereotypes. Some people like Gazeta Wyborcza’s Adam Leszczynski aim to dispel the Polish myth, while forums like My Life is Polish or videos like Sh*t Polish People Say embrace our eccentricities. Sites and videos like these get […]

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Funkmaster Kaz

Name: Kazimierz Funk, Ph.D. In the game: 1884 — 1967. Claim to fame: Discovered vitamins. Let’s start with the origin of the word “vitamin”. Nope, unlike Poppa Gus would have you believe, it’s not quite Greek. The word “vitamin” is actually a portmanteau of the words vital and amine. Vital, because these molecules were seen […]

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