Posts Tagged: Moscow

Lower Orbits: Remembering Gherman Titov

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His story is more than just a story about space, but also a story about history and how it moves. How time and space bend, burn, warp, and ignore.

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On Making Wishes

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It is true that I’m talking to a photo, but I’m not crazy. Neither am I a durochka. Fools are oblivious, at least those from my childhood fairy tales. I, on the other hand, am perfectly aware of the problem.

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This Week in Trumplandia

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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 […]

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This Week in Books: The French Revolution: From Enlightenment to Tyranny

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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. If we’re going to move our national narrative away from […]

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The Sunday Rumpus Essay: Tinfoil Astronaut

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Every time I leap there is a chance I will fall, and every time I fall there is a chance I will finally crack my head open like a Faberge egg and luminous black spiders will crawl out to mark the outline of my body with blinking stars and black thread.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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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. […]

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Dan Weiss’s Morning Coffee

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(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. Ever wonder where all the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge money went? Two men film themselves holding hands on a walk through Moscow. Hit an inconvenient red light […]

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Everybody Dies But Me

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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 […]

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Brodsky Appreciated

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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 […]

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