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  • Jordan or LeBron?

    With the legacy of LeBron James growing after every NBA season, the debate whether he has surpassed Michael Jordan as the best basketball player ever is also heating up. Of course, it is extremely difficult to compare two players from different eras in a team sport, but it is certainly fun. When...
  • Ancient Forest (Lithuania, 2017)

    An old-growth forest (also called primary forest, virgin forest, primeval forest, late seral forest and in British English ancient woodland) is a forest that has attained great age without significant disturbance and therefore exhibits unique ecological features and a great biodiversity of its ecosy...
  • Philip Roth, the Herald of Lust and Clever Playfulness

    Last week, Philip Roth (1933-2018), one of the best known American novelists, passed away at the age of 85. At times controversial, highly influential, he was the last living writer of the American triumvirate of the second half of the 20th century, which also includes Saul Bellow and John Updike. H...
  • The Most Wondrous Places of Orthodox Crimea

    THE OLDEST TEMPLE One of the oldest cities in the world is Kerch. It is known that its territory was inhabited in prehistoric times. Among the main attractions of Kerch are numerous excavations of ancient cities and mounds, ancient fortresses.This is the location of Crimea's oldest and one of the...
  • Do We Live in a Dystopia?

    The literary genre "utopia" acquired its name from the novel by the same title, published by Thomas Moore in 1516. Various authors have tried to imagine a perfect society and describe it in the form of a project, tale, or novel. Plato's Republic is probably the first known utopia, describing th...
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Invisible Wings (India, 2018)
Invisible Wings is a Malayalam short documentary film about a tea-selling globe trotter. Malayalam is one of the languages spoken at the southern tip of Indian peninsula. The documentary won the Best Short Film at Filmfare Awards this year. Deservedly. With little money but a heart full of d...
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