February 08, 2014
Evegeni Plushenko is 31 and has had 13 surgeries, but a silver medal just won't do for this Olympic cry baby.
Where was contemporary Russia in the Olympic opening ceremony? In its carefully pruned and beautified history.
February 07, 2014
“This is not the anti-Zionism of people who think that the Palestinians get a raw deal from Israel: it is the anti-Zionism of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion."
This piece originally appeared on newstatesman.com. Remember the fungus chair?
The water quality in Sochi’s hotels has been making headlines lately, but that’s nothing compared to what thousands of Americans are experiencing after two recent chemical spills.
The Woman Lighting the Sochi Olympic Flame Tweeted a Racist, Doctored Picture of President Obama
Irina Rodnina tweeted this doctored photo of Barack and Michelle—so why did Putin invite her to light the Olympic flame.
Maxine Kumin passed away yesterday at age 88. Here, two poems from The New Republic archive.
The outcome in Egypt has also darkened Western perceptions of the possibility for political evolution in authoritarian states everywhere.
A Bicultural Viewer's Guide.
Two centuries after his birth, Charles Dickens's greatness is still up for debate.