Welcome to This Week in Trumplandia. Check in with us every Thursday for a weekly roundup of the most pertinent and relevant content on our country, which is currently spiraling down a crappy toilet drain. You owe it to yourself, your communities, and your humanity to contribute whatever you can, even if it is just awareness of the truth....more
Posts Tagged: Moscow
Welcome to This Week in Books, where we highlight books just released by small and independent presses. Books have always been a symbol for and means of spreading knowledge and wisdom, and they are an important part of our toolkit in fighting for social justice....more
Segwick, Maine claims to be home to the world’s smallest bookstore. Pushcart Press Bookstore resides in a 9′ x 12′ building selling used books and Pushcart Press titles.
Australia’s capitol city is not known as a cultural center, but that might change for Canberra with the opening of Muse, a combination wine bar and bookstore....more
(Dan Weiss is out on tour with his band The Yellow Dress. He’ll be back on August 3rd.)
In galactic news, now we know what Pluto looks like....more
In addition to boasting one of the most beautiful subway systems in the world, Moscow commuters now stand to become the best-read. Per the Guardian, over 100 titles from authors including Pushkin, Chekhov, and Tolstoy are now available for download, simply by scanning a QR code in the station....more
Victor Pelevin’s new novella, Hall of the Singing Caryatids, satirizes contemporary capitalism in a smart and fun critique of what we do for money and with money....more
Everybody Dies But Me is a Russian film documenting the harsh realities of adolescent life in a suburb of Moscow. The film is fortunately available in its entirety right here on Youtube. This is the perfect opportunity to dabble in the idiosyncratic world of Russian cinematography, and experience a story that applicable beyond the site-specificity of the Russian suburb....more
Speaking of exiled artists, there is a new statue paying homage to the Russian poet Joseph Brodsky that has been erected in a courtyard in Moscow.
Brodsky moved to the United States in the 70’s after being expelled from Russia on account of alleged “social parasitism.” He went on to win the Nobel Prize in Literature....more