Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on December 30th, 2008

Today, Ar dar krizė?‘s answer is, “Krizė? Krizė. Krizė!” And it’s about time that the financial crisis started affecting even this low-budget operation over at Lithchat Command. And it has: Alfa English, which I had been pointed to by the editor of, has been shuttered. “Budget concerns,” explains Ieva Barasukaitė, have forced the “indefinite […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on December 17th, 2008

The Lithuanian economy is crumbling, and financial analysts are getting excited about GDP contraction that isn’t as bad as they imagined. There is even a webpage you can check to see if the crisis is still going on. And all of this is happening with a brand new government just sworn in, a government that […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on December 17th, 2008

I’m pretty excited about announcing two new functionalities to this website that will hopefully allow users to interact with it more usefully: Twitter and Facebook Connect. Twitter is a micro-blogging service that allows a poster to send out short (< 150 letters) messages. It’s kind of like updating a Facebook status, and many people use […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on December 4th, 2008

I saw the two articles pop up a few weeks ago in which Valdas Adamkus asserted that someday Soviet and Nazi attrocities will be held at the same level. The occasion for his remarks was his address at an observance of the 75th anniversary of the Holodmor, the Stalin-era famine that killed a large portion […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on December 3rd, 2008

Pete sent along this link to a bunch of illustrations done by Stasys Eidrigevičius. Though the post identifies him as “Polish,” he was born in Lithuania and completed his formal training there. Since 1980, however, he has been living in Poland. The illustrations manage to capture a certain sense of fear and seeking of comfort. […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on December 1st, 2008

In addition to the usual Turkey Weekend antics that the Lithuanian-American youth of Chicagoland has come to expect, this year Lemont also hosted the 14th iteration of the Mokslo ir kūrybos simpoziumas. It’s an opportunity for various academics to get together and talk about their research in a bunch of very broadly conceived panels. It […]

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