The Kremlin doesn’t want you to listen, watch, or access dissent.
Ben Franklin’s words to live by lived by Hannah & Co. (Or not.)
What this verdict means for the struggle for LGBT rights in Russia.
The relay race is a marquee event in cross-country skiing at the Olympics. We’ve seen some thrilling finishes in recent history. Here are the most memorable of them, with medals won, or lost, by one second or less.
It’s not just the tape delay. It’s the overall experience.
I stream everything because of #NBCfail.
Forget Sochi, let’s focus on what’s really important: the Russian soul.
These are some mean posters, comrades.
The Russian President has made some new friends. Will they last?
Russia’s discriminatory anti-“propaganda” law is a poorly enforceable populist measure that will wither away. Will it help make the LGBT community more visible?
The Winter Games in Sochi are here. The story’s taken on a positive turn because Russia had so much to offer the world for the Olympics. Learn your ABCs here.
Joseph Stalin invented “New Year’s Day,” still celebrated as Russia’s biggest holiday. Nearly half of 140 million Russians are also celebrating the “Old New Year” on January 13. What makes the Russian New Year the best in the world?
In 2013, people rallied in mass protests across the world, for many reasons. It was televised, shared, and rebuzzed. This countdown lists demonstrations of more than 13,000 participants.
An avalanche of stories about Vladimir Putin and Russia has been rocking the news boat in 2013. Since it’s the 20th anniversary of Russia’s Constitution, here are twenty factors—PR fluff mixed with serious stuff—that contributed to the Russian President’s best year ever.
A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh and E.B. White’s Stuart Little are among standard-mouse-bearers for recognition by American kids. But are there global characters Americans know too little about? There’re thousands, of course, but here is a start:
Peter O’Toole was a marvel of a man. Here are eight things, one for each of his Oscar nominations, I’ll miss about the actor who “raised hell — and standards.”
Vladimir Putin’s fresh-off-the-griddle amnesty proposal looks promising for the jailed activists from Pussy Riot. Furthermore, today the Russian Supreme Court questioned their 2-year prison sentence.
The Murano glassblowers’ craftsmanship is celebrated and copied (poorly) across the world. So what makes Venetian glass so special? #MuranoArtisans
Bob Dylan is being sued for “racist” remarks in France, which is the latest high-profile fiasco in Europe’s approach to addressing offensive and hurtful speech through criminalization and endless lawsuits.
Shooting + cross-country skiing = watch this ish.