Posts Tagged: Vladimir Putin

The Sleepwalking American Male

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Traumatized by dramatic, often violent change, American men become sleepwalkers precisely in order to flee the anxieties and responsibilities of life in democratic America.

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The Mirror’s Shards

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In the face of colossal and destructive political lies, we need a more nuanced understanding of the world than simply truth versus lie.

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The Rumpus Interview with Boris Fishman

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Boris Fishman discusses his debut novel, A Replacement Life, Russia, the “immigrant novel,” Turgenev’s Fathers and Sons, and Vladimir Putin.

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George Carlin versus Vladimir Putin

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The New Yorker pulled this from Pushkin’s “The Wagon of Life;” it contains swearing: At dawn we jump inside the wagon. Happy to break our necks like glass, We scorn life’s hedonistic languor, And yell “Man, fuck it! Just haul ass!” It’s not by accident they chose this particular passage. Swearing is close to the […]

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Putin Flies Away Home

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Vladimir Putin guided a flock of Siberian cranes to their winter habitat this week by piloting a motorized hang glider while dressed in a Siberian crane costume. This marks a resurgence of photoshoot worthy exploits by the Russian president after he had eased off his propogandizing during his reelection campaign. In recent years, Putin rode a […]

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Putin Scares Pants Off Condé Nast, Gawker Saves Day

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Did you know that GQ recently published a groundbreaking story which questions “the official line” on the 1999 bombings — supposedly committed by Chechen rebels — that Vladimir Putin used as a springboard to put himself in charge of Russia for the last decade? Did you know that the article uses an on-the-record source to […]

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