Novak Djokovic and the power of sport

by Sonja Nikcevic 

Novak Djokovic has always been more than just a Serbian tennis player. In his ascent towards immortality in the sport, Djokovic’s image and open, friendly manner became a symbol for a new kind of Serbia. It was the symbol of a country that had shed its image of conflict and poverty and replaced it with one of a prosperous future of talented, intelligent youth. Along with his compatriots in the sport, ‘Nole’ became the goodwill ambassador the country was in dire need of.

Now, years after the Serb had established himself as both a tennis great and national symbol, his country found itself in dire need yet again. And Djokovic stepped up. Yet again.

 

Serbian tennis players Novak Djokovic and Nenad Zimonjic

Serbian tennis players Novak Djokovic and Nenad Zimonjic

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The wonders of Eastern European food

(Mainly Serbian, mainly something you don’t want to miss)

By Sonja Nikcevic

I have given myself a complimentary long weekend, and have glorious plans for it. These include seeing everyone and anyone (preferably in my favorite coffee place), dressing up and eating wedding cake, oh, and eating some of the best food in the world. Now, because many have asked, and because everyone needs to know, here are some of the most mouthwatering gems of Serbian and Eastern European cooking.

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Eurovision: Like it or not, it matters (and it’s fun)

By Sonja Nikcevic

Last night, after 3+ hours of singing, dancing, laser lights and voting results, Denmark became the new winner of Eurovision. If you’re from or in Europe, a club-goer, radio-listener or general consumer of media, you better start liking the flowing, flutey (it’s a word now, deal with it) tunes of Only Teardrops; or move away. Far away, to the corners of North America, who has no problem pretending that Europe doesn’t exist anyway.

Emmelie de Forest sings her little (slightly hippie) heart out, with ‘Only Teardrops’

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