The largest of the Baltic states, Lithuania set the dissolution of the Soviet Union in motion by breaking away in 1990. A parliamentary democracy, Lithuania has a centuries-old tradition of statehood. It's also a European basketball powerhouse.

The Young Jewish Woman Who Blew Up Nazis

Vitka Kempner led a group hellbent on vengeance in postwar Europe.

Eastern Europe Woos International Filmmakers Like Never Before

Foreign productions are flocking to Eastern Europe — and raising the region’s global profile in the process.

Why Folk Religions Are Booming in Lithuania

The Romuva of Lithuania have set themselves apart from other European Pagan sects.

The American Who Made Lithuania a Basketball Powerhouse

Thanks to Frank Lubin — otherwise known as Pranas Lubinas — basketball is Lithuania’s national sport.


The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.

Strolling Through Lithuania's Freest Neighborhood

This self-proclaimed independent neighborhood is the Brooklyn of Lithuania.

The Migrant Leading Lithuania’s Fintech Sector

This young entrepreneur is changing cross-border payments while helping build his country’s budding tech sector.

Meet Lithuania’s John Oliver

Andrius Tapinas is a journalist, activist, fiction writer and game show host.

Meet the Iron Lady of Lithuania

Dalia Grybauskaite is the first female president of Lithuania and the first to be re-elected to a second consecutive term.

This Tiny Lithuanian Bar Serves Up to 150 Craft Beers at Once

There’s no Wi-Fi in this hidden gem, but you will find a plethora of the country’s craft brews.

Business Is Hot in the Baltics

Escaping Russia’s clutches, it turns out, motivates smart economics.


The Food That Built America

The Food that Built America tells the unbelievable true stories behind the industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized food, and transformed American life and culture forever in the process.

The Story Behind Russia's Male Suicide Problem

The suicide rate in several former Soviet-bloc countries is more than six times higher for men than women.

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