The most gorgeous Bauhaus designs in the world are in Hungary

Bauhaus was a style popular in the early twentieth century, featuring a combination of traditional designs and futuristic curves. In Hungary, the style was all the rage, especially in architecture. Here are some of the most gorgeous examples. » 2/15/13 4:00pm 2/15/13 4:00pm

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

Hungarian toxic sludge kills 4, injures at least 120 — and it may be…

The horrifying, heartbreaking pictures of Ajka, Hungary, look like a natural disaster, like Hurricane Katrina. But they're not. This flooding is the result of a deadly spill from an alumina plant whose reservoir burst open. Warning: dreadfully upsetting photos below. » 10/05/10 12:23pm 10/05/10 12:23pm

International Planet of the Apes comic covers prove that we all hate…

Charlton Heston's ape overlords may have spoken English, but telling those damn dirty apes to get their stinking paws off of you can be said in any tongue. Here are Planet of the Apes comic covers from around the globe. » 6/15/10 6:45am 6/15/10 6:45am