The Tsarnaev Women Tell Chechnya's Story
May 06, 2013
If you want to understand their homeland, study not the Boston suspects but their aunt and mother.
We Told You So
April 21, 2013
How Russia responded to the Boston bombings
The Boston bombing suspects were reared by both Chechnya and America.
The Murky Morality of the Magnitsky List
April 15, 2013
Should the U.S. ban the entry of Russians implicated in Sergei Magnitsky's death?
What Tim Geithner Could Have Learned From Cyprus
March 25, 2013
Sure, Cyprus' government is comically inept. Their bailout still beat ours. Here's why.
March 24, 2013
For Russia, spending a few billion bucks on a bailout could have bought an ally.
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
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
February 08, 2013
The "homosexual propaganda" ban is traditionalism at its worst.
The MOMA's "Inventing Abstraction" is Exhilirating, Challenging, and Completely Wrong
January 19, 2013
“Inventing Abstraction: 1910-1925”