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Presenting Lithuanian Culture on the World Stage

The newly confirmed Minister of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, Mindaugas Kvietkauskas, visited Chicago, on September 14. He attended Chicago’s Lithuanian cultural centers – Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, Lithuanian Research Center, World Lithuanian Center, and spent an afternoon at the editorial offices of Draugas. Mindaugas Kvietkauskas holds a …

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What every little girl wants for Christmas or It takes an artist to create a Barbie

Lithuanian American Sculptor and Artist Jurgis Šapkus BY RAIMUNDAS MARIUS LAPAS. Meet the legend that so many of us grew up with in the 60s and 70s. Her full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts. Her height was 11.5 inches. She made her debut in 1959 at the International Toy Convention …

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American Lithuanian – Nobel Prize winner

Interview with economist at Yale University professor Robert Shiller By Raimundas Marius Lapas.   Yale University Professor, Robert J. Shiller, who is of Lithuanian descent, was one of the recipients of this year’s Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science. An economist, academic, and author of numerous popular books dealing with …

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