Andy Warhol started taking such photos in 1963, now they cost millions
One day in 1963, Andy Warhol walked into a New York photobooth and took what have become the world’s most famous selfies. One of these trailblazing self-portraits has recently been sold at a Sotheby’s auction for just over £6m. These selfies, enlarged and printed by the artist, perfectly suited Warhol’s vision of the pop art era of the late 1950s and 1960s - they are quintessentially all-American, democratic and mechanical.
This is what I love about my profession: to see music’s therapeutic effect
Nadezhda Popova
I am at a point in my life where I want to sing about things that truly move me and touch me on a deeply personal level. I have never been one to use tested formulas in pursuit of commercial success or market niches; the soul and its explorations are at the heart of my music.
17 German artists present time sections in physical and virtual reality
Penka Momchilova, BTA
The Fragmented Stories: Sofia/Berlin exhibition at the Sofia History Museum showcases 17 contemporary German artists, exploring the subject of fragmented time sections in physical and virtual reality.
Picturesque cloister etched into the rocks
Adelina Lozanova
The Aladzha Monastery sparkles like a fine diamond among the numerous rock cloisters and churches in Bulgaria. One of the country's best preserved, it is situated 15km north of the major Black Sea port city of Varna and only two kilometres away from the Golden Sands Resort. Its original name is unknown, while the name Aldzhida is derived from Turkish and translates as multi-coloured, most likely inspired by the once bright tones of the rock-hewn frescoes.
Vengerov to play in Sofia again
World-renowned Russian violinist Maxim Vengerov is set to play for a second time ever in Bulgaria.
Tarantino to make a film about the Manson Family
Quentin Tarantino is starting to put together a film based on the true story of the so-called Manson Family murders.
Craig returns as Agent 007
British actor Daniel Craig will almost certainly return to play the character of James Bond in the saga’s 25th installment.
Dinosaurs encounter in Varna
Living Dinosaurs, one of the world’s most famous and spectacular exhibitions, has arrived in Varna.