Annals of Idiocy
Pussy Riot was arrested in Sochi today. Yes, you read that right.
In December, photographer Max Adveev travelled to Sochi, where workers were hustling to finish assembling the home of this month’s winter Olympics. He saw the predictable array of cranes, construction sites, and new hotel facilities for the hundreds of thousands of spectators who will watch the game. One thing was missing: Snow! Subtropical Sochi is the rare place in Russia where there’s no snow on the ground for much of the winter.
And you thought the 2014 USA uniforms were bad
The Ralph Lauren-designed Team USA uniforms this year are hideous, but Olympic history is littered with goofy, gauche, and unattractive fashion
Barack Obama's excellent Olympic snub of the Russian autocrat
The Olympics aren't just about Sochi, and Sochi isn't just about the Olympics, the Russians will tell you. It's all part of a broader push to revitalize a region torn apart by an Islamic insurgency, which itself comes on the heels of two disastrous wars.