Why Budapest Is Famous For Its Art Nouveau Architecture

The Art Noveau ("New Art" in French) was a popular style of art between 1890 and 1910, known as Jugendstil, Modernisme and Secession. In Hungary it was quite popular; some of the country's most famous architects designed buildings in this style. Some of them were inspired by traditional Hungarian decorative designs,… » 2/11/13 2:57pm 2/11/13 2:57pm

Stoned Polish E.T. and twenty more insane old European movie posters

Back in the day, Eastern European posters for English-language science fiction films sometimes rearranged the movies' plots, jigsaw-style. For example, the Hungarian posters for the Star Wars trilogy transformed Darth Vader's helmet into an unusually nefarious bundt cake pan. » 8/28/12 5:45pm 8/28/12 5:45pm

These photos from Hungary's 2010 toxic waste flood see half a world…

On October 14, 2010, a massive industrial waste spill carved a ruddy scar across the Earth's surface, after a million cubic meters of sludge poured through Ajka, Hungary and the nearby towns of Devecser and Kolontár. » 7/14/12 7:30am 7/14/12 7:30am

Hungarian Star Wars posters advertise a movie starring only Greedo and …

Old Eastern European movie posters often took massive creative liberties with familiar plots and characters by remixing them into some wacky cinematic chimeras. In these Hungarian posters for the Stars Wars trilogy, the movies become almost entirely about Darth Vader, a fanged Greedo, and Darth's noble shoulder pad… » 3/06/11 7:30am 3/06/11 7:30am

Hungary's river of death, as seen from space

Here's an aerial view of Hungary's toxic spill, which threatens to become an international environmental disaster, from NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite. Click through for a close-up that shows the devastation more clearly. » 10/13/10 4:00pm 10/13/10 4:00pm