Cover of Rigas Laiks
|Frequency||12/year (Latvian), 4/year (Russian)|
|Publisher||SIA "Rīgas Laiks"|
|Language||Latvian (monthly), Russian (quarterly)|
Rigas Laiks (The Riga Time) is a Latvian monthly magazine published in Riga, Latvia.
History and profile
Rigas Laiks was established in 1993 and its headquarters is in Riga, Latvia. Rigas Laiks is an intellectual magazine, it is highly regarded for the depth of insight in its topics, the elaborate literary style, and for its hard-hitting, in-depth interviews with original or well-known international personalities: scientists, politicians, philosophers, historians, writers, musicians, actors, including Nobel Prize winners.
Rigas Laiks publishes articles, essays, commentaries and interviews on international and local culture, politics, society, philosophy, history, art, literature, film, architecture and science. Among its regular contributors are Uldis Tīrons, Arnis Rītups, Agnese Gaile-Irbe, Dāvis Sīmanis, Tabita Sīmane, Daniela Zacmane, Ivars Ījabs, Kaspars Eihmanis, Ieva Lešinska, Viktors Freibergs, Ilmārs Šlāpins, Ilmārs Zvirgzds, Artis Svece, Juris Lorencs, Pauls Bankovskis, Valdis Ābols, Mārtiņš Vanags, Maira Dobele, Kirils Kobrins (Кирилл Рафаилович Кобрин). A Russian philosopher, scholar of South Asian philosophy and culture, historian, philologist, semiotician, and writer Alexander Piatigorsky (Алекса́ндр Моисе́евич Пятиго́рский) was an active contributor to Rigas Laiks until his death.
The editor-in-chief is a philosopher Uldis Tīrons. He is the owner of the magazine jointly with the philosopher and publisher Arnis Rītups.
At the beginning of 2012 Rigas Laiks launched a Russian edition: Rīgas Laiks. Русское издание. Published quarterly it shares the best content with Rigas Laiks monthly edititons.
- Ilze Sulmane, Ethnic and political stereotypes in Latvian and Russian language press in Latvia, Paper at 15th Nordic Conference on Media and Communication Research, Iceland 11–13 August 2001, Retrieved 26 January 2007 - Reports the (favourable) treatment of stereotypes in Rigas Laiks.