Russia

Neigh Gourmet
On the pleasures of horse meat
March 04, 2013

I’m just going to come out and say it: I love horsemeat. It’s lean, yet tender, it is flavorful but not gamy; it’s delicious. Those IKEA meatball-eaters have no idea how lucky they are.

E.T. in the Age of the Cellphone Camera
Can UFO culture survive ubiquitous videography?
February 19, 2013

UFO believers used to cite grainy images as proof of visiting spaceships. But scores of people captured the Russian meteor strike via cellphone video cameras. Cheap and ubiquitous, that technology has changed the nature of proof for unusual phenomena. Which may be bad news for those UFO hunters.

Russia's Past Is Ever Present
The "homosexual propaganda" ban is traditionalism at its worst
February 08, 2013

The "homosexual propaganda" ban is traditionalism at its worst.

Add These to Your NetFlix Queue: Films You Should Have Seen This Year
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December 28, 2012

The New Republic’s film critics on some of the best, under-appreciated films of 2012: Amour: Amour is as hard and bright as bone. The love it observes is intense, selfish, and nearly insane (these are the film’s greatest truths). – David Thomson, watch trailer The Deep Blue Sea: [Terence] Davies, who is now sixty-six and has made only seven films in his long career, has transformed the one-set [Terence] Rattigan play into a well-flexed film with imaginative lifts along the way.

The Rise of Russia’s Gun Nuts
November 16, 2012

Maria Butina greeted her guests with a gun in her holster and her hands on her hips.

His Russian Lawyer Dead, A Former American Turns to Congress for Revenge
November 16, 2012

They killed his lawyer and wrecked his fortune. Now the man who renounced his American citizenship is turning to Congress for revenge on Russia.

Oh, No! Not Another Apologia from a Journalist Who Won't Vote! Oh, Yes—But This Time, Blame Russia.
November 06, 2012

A writer's experience watching Russian journalists cross the line in the name of fighting Putin convinced her not to vote back home

Putin Turns 60, Russians Rejoice
October 03, 2012

The latest news from the Putin-is-ridiculous beat

When Romney Was Anti-Anti-China, Not So Long Ago
September 24, 2012

I found an '09 video clip that shows Mitt Romney speaking out against anti-China trade protectionism -- the exact opposite of his current line.

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