• Tracking the Master and Margarita

    7 December 2017

    text Nikola Shahpazov

    He is the Master and she is his Margarita. But insted of spilling vodka and talking about Pontius Pilate, today we join them for a conversation on Bulgarian cuisine, a beer and a saucepan of "shkembe chorba".
  • The New Rakia Road

    30 November 2017

    For sure you know at least one lord of the kettle, who is like "come to try my rakia - it's the best!". If you ask Svetlin Mirchev, this coin has two sides: yes, it is good to pass on the craft, but the rakia is a far more complex drink to stay next to the shopska salad. With this idea, he returned from Vienna (where he studied at the Austrian Wine Academy) and over a year he traveled around the Balkans to meet small producers in search of their best distillates. Today his visits fill the shelves of Rakiashop.eu (which he holds with his wife Gergana), but before we try some of their bottles at the Balkan Rakia Festival, we sit on a table and talk - what is "real rakia" and what to put next to it rather than just cut a tomato.
  • Boredome or dare?

    23 November 2017

    Adrenalin to the max is gathering us at Maxima Hall at the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy from November 29 to December 1 for the stories of extreme people from all over the world in the new edition of Challenge Days Festival.
  • Come to the bright side

    23 November 2017

    text Sevda Semer

    Some smart technologies are just clever. Others seriously make our lives better.
  • Green & Shared

    16 November 2017

  • Along the wire with Alexander Benev

    2 November 2017

    text Emanuela Ivanova photo Aneliya Todorova

    His favourite Bulgarian writer is Elin Pelin but we put him in Yordan Yovkov's title because it sounds more like him.
  • A sync to remember

    26 October 2017

    text and photo Sevda Semer

    Some smart technologies are just clever. Others seriously make our lives better.
  • A skeptic walks into a bar ...

    26 October 2017

    text Natalia Ivanova

    ... and says, "The ghost you saw last night was just a sleep paralysis." You can swear that you remember the pimple on his nose, but it's a fake memory, the skeptic will tell you. Who is he? Professor Christopher French - a British scholar specializing in psychology of paranormal beliefs and anomalic experiences. He is also the head of the Anomalistic Psychology Department at Goldsmiths University in London, The Guardian author and former editor-in-chief of The Skeptic magazine.And he is one of the big guests in Ratio on 5th of November.
  • Water of Life

    19 October 2017

    text Violeta Ivanova

    How many whiskey brands can you name? If it's plenty, that's great - you're on the right page. If you block after the 5th, that's great aswell - after the tastings and master classes at Whiskey Fest Sofia you'll be able to name at least 300 whiskey variations, distilled by 101 international brands.
  • Show GPS

    12 October 2017

    The 23rd Sofia Motor Show is bringing more than 300 of the most cutting edge vehicles, presented in the world this year, to Inter Expo Center.
  • How long do you want to live?

    12 October 2017

    text Natalia Ivanova

    In 1921, Stanford University psychologist Lewis Terman asked several hundred teachers to choose the most gifted children in their classes for a study. No one was  aware of its scale - these 1500 (then 10-year-old) people will keep in touch with him until their death. Or his own in 1956.
  • A pomegranate story

    5 October 2017

    text Emanuela Ivanova photo Violeta Ivanova

    Flu season is here and instead of crossing fingers and praying to be spared by the chain reaction after the first ill collegue, get yourselves a pomegranate.
  • Shhh, fall asleep

    5 October 2017

    text Sevda Semer

    Some smart technologies are just clever. Others seriously make our lives better.
  • Listen Here

    21 September 2017

    text and photos Sevda Semer

    Some smart technologies are just clever. Others seriously make our lives better.
  • A Good Plan

    31 August 2017

    text Natalia Ivanova photos Stoian Stoianov

    "Excuse me, do you know what I can get from this stop to go to the center?" You have asked this question at least once and even managed to get lost, for example, in Gorublyane. Well, now it's different - we have GPS, search engines and digital cards on the screen in our pocket. But do we always have a mobile internet? And would a clear, generalized and easy-to-read urban transport card actually help us? If your answer is "yes," we have some good news - it exists!
  • Nice to meet you, Angel.

    24 August 2017

    Don't be scared, if your kids act like devils from time to time - they, too, have halos up in their sleeves, just sometimes need help finding them.
  • Where Did Everybody Go?

    10 August 2017

    Instead of guarding desolate summer Sofia, hit the road to the upcoming festivals - here's three that fill August's days and nights with art, yoga, music and more.
  • Easy with the rubber plant

    3 August 2017

  • Pirin's new clothes

    27 July 2017

    photo Vasil Germanov

    If 65% of Pirin Mountain's forest become wood, at least there's going to be enough furniture for the new buildings that will appear at the same time on 12,5 times wider area than now allowed.  If your reaction to this is WTF?!?, then the new WWF campaign is pointing your way, also. And today, along with it, we're wagging fingers against the undressing of the mountain.
  • You Will Know Them When You See Their Cards

    29 June 2017