Rich Mazur 4 | 2,832 10 Jun 2018 #1From:mtstandard.com/news/opinion/guest-opinion-american-popular-culture-invades-poland/article_5a7b70a7-4dd1-507e-a16a-6a25dd6ad6cb.htmlFor the school year of 2008-2009, I was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to teach in Poland at the University of Wroclaw. I spent the year with my wife and teenage daughter.To assuage our occasional homesickness, we saw a lot of American movies, with Polish subtitles, at the huge, ultra- modern mall near our apartment: "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," "The Dark Knight," "Milk" and (alas) "Mamma Mia." The mall's multiplex screened many more American than Polish films. Often afterward, we ate ice cream in the mall's food court, which sports a Subway sandwich shop, a Burger King, and a Kentucky Fried Chicken. Sitting there, you'd have no idea (except for the signs in Polish above the stores) that you weren't in Middle AmericaAs a visitor from the US, I was not amused. For the money I spent, I wanted to see Polish restaurants serving Polish food. The unhealthy type like flaki and tatar. That was not easy to find. But a Subway sandwich? No sweat.