Archive for the ‘Arts & Culture’ Category

Pussy Riot Behind Bars

By S. Adam Cardais + September 27th, 2012

The Russian dissident punk rockers open up to GQ about their lives in prison

Tatarstan’s Word Wars

By Ky Krauthamer + August 27th, 2012

In the 1990s Tatarstan carved out a special role within the Russian Federation. In the 2000s much of that progress was rolled back by a resurgent Moscow, starting with an assault on the Latin alphabet.

Pussy Riot’s Defiance, Part II

By S. Adam Cardais + August 17th, 2012

The feminist rockers have put Putin’s Kremlin firmly under the international microscope

Pussy Riot’s Defiance

By S. Adam Cardais + August 9th, 2012

As their ‘hooliganism’ trial ends, Russia’s newly famous feminist rockers stand firm

To Victor Go the Spoils

By Barbara Frye + July 3rd, 2012

Romania’s new prime minister decides to set his own precedents.

Belarus: The Cloudy Crystal Ball

By Ky Krauthamer + June 29th, 2012

“Belarusian public opinion is actually a pretty good judge of what is going on. Lukashenka’s poll ratings collapsed along with the economy in 2011 to the 20s. They have now recovered, but not to massively high levels.”

New Book Tries to Cut the Belarusian Knot

By Ky Krauthamer + June 25th, 2012

The history of Belarus is fogged with “what ifs”

Hard Pressed

By S. Adam Cardais + May 3rd, 2012

2011 was a grim year for press freedom in TOL’s coverage area, according to a new report

Belgrade Culture Clash

By Ky Krauthamer + April 27th, 2012

“Our staff felt like its personal safety was in jeopardy. For this reason we were forced to cancel our participation”

Sudeten Culture Shock

By Ky Krauthamer + April 20th, 2012

Enter, from behind the rusted iron curtain, a man wearing the rear end of a car.

(Mis)Education in Bosnia

By S. Adam Cardais + March 22nd, 2012

An acclaimed Bosnian writer details the alarming state of post-war education in his homeland

Putin Opponents, March! Left, Right, Left …

By Ky Krauthamer + March 3rd, 2012

Prilepin is also engaged in opposition politics. He belongs to the “radical left opposition party coalition” Other Russia.

Too-Great Expectations?

By Barbara Frye + February 28th, 2012

What does a new documentary about Nashi tell us about the next generation of Russian politicians and activists?

A Different View of Belarus

By Jeremy Druker + February 1st, 2012

What is it about Belarus that brings out the best in photojournalists?

The Eastern Partnership, in a Role That Will Surprise You

By Barbara Frye + January 25th, 2012

Nice Danes + annoying Easterners = pretty good TV.

This Way to Transition (Caution: Frequent Road Closures)

By Ky Krauthamer + January 20th, 2012

“People stared at me as if I were walking two monsters through their streets: women fled from my path, children screamed, old grandmothers swore at me in muted Bulgarian.”

Bosnia: A Fresh Perspective

By S. Adam Cardais + December 15th, 2011

In her controversial directorial debut, Angelina Jolie examines the 1992-1995 Bosnian conflict through the eyes of those who lived it

Hours of Fun for Everyone at New EU TV Archive

By Ky Krauthamer + December 9th, 2011

EUscreen is a collection of TV shows and other audiovisual material provided by public broadcasters and archives from 20 countries.

On Magor, Mácha, Revolution, and Other Laughing Matters

By Ky Krauthamer + November 18th, 2011

“One of the greatest Czech poets has died, a man who was very elegant in his soul”


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