Mar 18, 2018
In the spring of 1917, Jewish-Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani living in Paris at the time was introduced to a beautiful 19-year-old art student named Jeanne Hébuterne. Soon they began a romantic relationship. From a conservative bourgeois background, Hébuterne was renounced by her devout Roman Cat...
Mar 17, 2018
Yesterday, March 16, 2018, the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia commemorated 10 years since the repose of its first hierarch, Metropolitan Laurus (Škurla) (1928-2008). He was the fifth cleric to hold that position.
Metropolitan Laurus was born as Vasil' Michalovič Škurla in what is today Sl...
Mar 16, 2018
Last week saw one-hundredth anniversary of an event which greatly impacted the destinies of Europe and America for decades to come. It passed unnoticed by the media. On March 3, 1918, the Bolsheviks signed a peace treaty with the Central Powers
at Brest-Litovsk. Far from sealing the K...
Mar 13, 2018
One hundred years after the birth of Grigory Pomeranz (1918-2013), Russian philosopher and cultural theorist, we recall his long life and influential work. He was a Soviet dissident and the author of numerous articles and books, which, mostly circulated in samizdat, made a powerful impact on the lib...
Mar 09, 2018
The Hurricane Heist is the new Hollywood action film directed by Rob Cohen. Out of the six reviews it has received on Rottentomatoes.com so far, only one is positive. Even the only favourable review, written by Fred Topel, starts with a sarcastic comment: "We need movies where bad guys try to rob th...