Ratko Mladic went on trial at The Hague this week, accused of committing war crimes during the ethnic violence there in the 1990s. He'd been on the run for years. His trial, though, has kindled strong feelings in Serbia and caused his foes and his fans to engage in an ongoing graffiti war.
The former Bosnian Serb leader, Radovan Karadzic had been leading a secret life before his arrest earlier this week, and The BBC's Christian Fraser followed in Karadzic's footsteps to find out more about that secret life.
When it comes to accents, they paint a picture in people's mind. And they can make or break the character. That's born out in real life and on the silver screen. Renée Zellweger was widely praised for her English accent in Bridget Jones’s Diary -- and Radovan Karadžić managed to evade authorities for years, in part through a fake accent.
You might think authoritarian political regimes aren't very good for art. But Serbian rock star Rambo Amadeus says tyranny gives art purpose and energy. Now he says cultural life in Serbia has run out of steam. Matthew Brunwasser has today's global hit.
While many kids have the luxury of going off to camp in the summer, it's the rare group of adults who slip away for a week of organized play. That's just what happens each year in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. The draw? Balkan dance and music.