We don't know what has been done with endowment moneyCulture
- Editorial: let's bring violent deaths down by halfOpinion
- Tallinn Maritime Days to Be Opened on Land, in the Air and at SeaCulture
- Brotherhood (mis)understood Former first lady talking to PostimeesOpinionAt present, words of the cultured carry no such weight as at end of 1980ies, observes folklorist and former first lady Ingrid Rüütel (EKRE) while admitting Estonia could never solve the problems of the nations of the world. Even so, Estonia might play a part in international cooperation provided we feature wise, experienced and balanced politicians.
- Editorial: conflict v compromiseOpinionTo a degree, stiffness and «my way» is turning into a stumbling stone for a key figure in current governing coalition, health and labour minister Jevgeni Ossinovski. After rising to lead Soc Dems in May 2015, he was expected to do a kind of restart and raise the party's popularity and profile by bringing it out of the shadows of partners.
- Editorial: Estonians choose freedomOpinionYesterday, Republic of Estonia celebrated its 98th anniversary. Quite an age, while we will have to admit that though old in a sense we're still rather young as of the 98 years we have managed to be free for less than a half. As penned by a Russian philosopher Nikolai Berdyaev: slavery is easy and freedom is hard, and for that very reason nations often opt for the former. Even so, in the 20th century Estonians did twice clearly declare that they desire to be free and it is vital in the future to stay true to that choice.
- Editorial: a new commentarium for free and civil discussionOpinion
- Candidates go missing in Culture Award listCulture
- Editorial: the heartfelt Ivo FeltCulture
- Editorial: the importance of landing softlyOpinionThe so-called golden handshakes and soft landings for long serving (executive) employees are often depicted in a negative context. Actually, what such customs or unwritten rules in working relationships really show is maturity of an organisation. In the sense of organisational culture, holding veteran employees in honour reflects values which are desired to be shown to those on the outside. Such organisations show themselves to be strong. Exactly the same goes for the state and the employer.
- Art again belongs to the people: Estonia prescribes percentageCulture
- State seeks to lower speed limit on dangerous roadsLocal News
- The Seto Kingdom LivethCulture
- New head of Estonia's Viljandi Culture Academy comes from SpainCulture
- Survey: difficulty of identifying immigrants a major hazardLocal News
- Editorial: the option of cultural backslidingOpinion
- Puppet Theatre told to return €63,000 of grantsLocal News
- Editorial: messages we need to learn to listenOpinion
- Editorial: Embarrassed in EstoniaOpinionJust some months ago, Vaiko Eplik came out with a new album, 7 ehk Nõgesed. It’s good stuff, and one CD wouldn’t be enough – a pity to kill the thing in the car, and some songs one would like to take jogging. For the car, one can burn an extra CD. For running purposes, stick files in iPod. Both are legal, if done for personal use only.
- Sirp seeks new chiefLocal News
- What shall we do with the culture magazines?Local NewsTwo months ago, in the early days of September, a dinner was held at the Scottish Club, Tallinn. Diners present included culture minister Rein Lang, chancellor at the same ministry Paavo Nõgene, Riigikogu member and Foundation Kultuurileht chairman Urmas Klaas (the trio listed belonging to Reform Party – edit), CEO of the Foundation Toomas Väljataga, editor-in-chief of magazine Akadeemia Toomas Kiho, and magazine Looming editor-in-chief Mihkel Mutt. Now, to the backdrop of the Sirp tomfoolery (as expressed by Mr Kiho – M. S.) the get-together has come to look a bit mystical: what did the coterie divide and decide?
- Editorial: breaking silence is goldenOpinion
- The Sirp Saga: Toomas Väljataga «set up by Rein Lang»Local News
- Editorial: culture paper blowing in the windOpinionSuch limelight, as these past few days, hasn’t fallen on Sirp, the culture paper, for a long-long while. Sure: occasionally, other media will cite Sirp-stories; in 2010, the paper celebrated its 70th birthday etc. Still, all that would fall into everyday-category in the life of a newspaper – in no way comparable to the reaction following news of Kaur Kender appointed as acting editor-in-chief. The issue not being the controversial person that Mr Kender, the writer, is. Rather, it was the way the baton was passed.
- Sirp: the rough renovation Culture paper overhaul takes painful twistLocal News