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Covid Curate 2.0

By Sher Martelle-Climas So, they say we’ll all come out of this lockdown divorced, pregnant or fat. Perhaps some of us will be a few of these? With these things in mind, I’ve curated some good links about ...

A Call to Our Readers and Supporters

OZB is a joy to make and an even greater one to share. But in these trying times, sustaining print media has become increasingly difficult. This spring, we are launching a fundraising effort aimed at maintaini...

OZB’s Guide to What to Watch Under Quarantine

At the time of publication, OZB cannot predict with any certainty what is going to happen in the coming weeks and months, except that all public gatherings are definitely off.  What we do know is that thi...

Of Hawks as Canaries

By Douglas Williams, Publisher We live in very strange times, uncertain and scary. Most of this mag was put together way before the situation had become what it is now, who knows what it will be by the tim...

Watch more Interviews for Hope

Check out our friend Corneliu Tepelus's new web series, Interviews for Hope. Think positively folks! We'll get through the tough times together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-Qq5wDya-I https://www...

Hera the She-Wolf of Transylvania

Friend of OZB Damian Galvin presents this local work of fiction. You can read more from Damian at https://blog.whitemountain.ro/ Reina was a shy and mysterious young woman, who grew up in Transylvania, near...

Greg Helm Photo Essay

Greg Helm knows Romania like the back of his hand. From the highways and byways to the tracks and trails, paths and backwaters he’s traversed them all at one point or another, on foot, by truck, boat, bike or ...

Taraf de Caliu – “Genius at Play”

By Larisa Perde, Label Manager VRTW, in conversation with Douglas Williams There's an energy and dynamism to TdC's music. It’s both ancient and timeless at the same time. What part of Romania do you think T...