Museum of Modern Art
Witty and provocative in equal measure, Warsaw’s Museum of Modern Art continues to challenge boundaries with its latest exhibition: In the Near Future. The current exhibition ‘focuses on the changes in culture arising from emancipating discourses on equality, which blur the traditional borders and hierarchies.’ Viewed in less analytical... Read more
Going Underground
It’s taken a rail-y long time getting here, but Warsaw’s second metro line is finally pulling into the station – and it’s only about 100 years late. This issue, the Insider takes a deeper look at the metro’s checkered history, its spooky sightings and its alluring sex appeal. It... Read more
Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams

Features 26 February 2014 0

Lovers of socialist ‘statement architecture’ shed a tear when Stadion Dziesięciolecia was torn down a few years back to make way for the new National Stadium. More recently, another sporting great has found itself a victim of the bulldozers. Up until not that long back residents of Mokotów would... Read more
In The Shadows

In The Shadows

Features 24 February 2014 0

To some, the Nowy Świat pavilions are a last resort: an off-grid skid row stretch of bars. To others, they represent the very essence of Warsaw after dark. The truth is somewhere in between… BY ALEX WEBBER | PHOTOS BY ED WIGHT And to think, to the untrained eye,... Read more
It’s easy being green
Author of the cult Jadłonomia blog, Marta Dymek talks to the Insider about her vegetarian mission. Where did your vegetarian path begin? The tipping point was stealing my classmate’s lunch when I was 16! I was a picky teenager who hated steak, kiełbasa and even my grandmother’s schabowy. That... Read more
Amor y  Amaro

Amor y Amaro

Features 14 February 2014 0

With the spirit of cupid in the air, the Insider speaks to Agnieszka Amaro, wife of chef Wojciech Modest Amaro, and the brain behind their award winning restaurant Atelier… How did you two get together? I went to dinner with a friend from Corsica and Modest was working in... Read more
We meat again

We meat again

Features 13 February 2014 0

The Insider grills Aleksander Baron – proprietor and head chef at Solec 44 – on the meat industry. WI: You’re known for your love of meat. Has it always been that way? AB: It all started in Scotland. I worked there for four years and fell in love with... Read more
Found in Translation

Found in Translation

Features 6 February 2014 0

With Valentine’s Day in the air, the Insider picked through its movie library for slushy film scenes that could be easily duplicated to a Warsaw background. The results were a shocker… Lost in Translation This quintessential 21st century love story explores themes of solitude, melancholy and culture shock to... Read more
Buyer Straits

Buyer Straits

Features 20 January 2014 0

Whether it’s browsing the privately run fashion emporiums of Mokotowska, or dipping into the treasure and trash of Bazar na Kole, Warsaw offers an invigorating alternative to the humdrum of the mall. Buy one, get one flea “There are two things you need to remember,” explains Marcin, “first, the... Read more
The Eye Full Tower

The Eye Full Tower

Features 15 January 2014 0

Lauded as the symbol of new Warsaw, the Złota tower has polarized opinion with its unusual design. The Insider goes through the keyhole to see if it lives up to the hype. BY ALEX WEBBER | PHOTOS BY ED WIGHT Much ink has been spilled as to the merits... Read more