Tag Archives: Russia

From Lance Armstrong to Trump: The Rise & Fall of the Deified Narcissist

A look at a pair of liars and cheaters, who have more in common than meets the eye. Continue reading

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Moscow on the Potomac: February is Going According to Putin’s Plan

The President of the United States has been compromised by the Russians. Whatever your politics, this is not something to be shrugged off. Continue reading

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The Week in Bad Poems: The Ballad of Trump and Putin

If you’d rather not read a long essay about the Trump/Russia quid pro quo, here is a poem. Continue reading

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Participation Trophy Politics

In Trump’s America, everyone can live vicariously, eliminating doubt, self-discipline and consequences. Continue reading

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12 Musicians Who Died This Year Respond to the Election of Donald Trump

It’s entirely possible that there’s a musical solution to all this, and that the wisdom of those who have recently left us should not be squandered. Continue reading

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From Russia with Trump

The Trump/Putin relationship is not a bromance, but a national security issue. Continue reading

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A Conversation With Our Man in Kiev

Greg Olear interviews his friend, the film producer Roman Kindrachuk–a longtime Kiev resident, whose apartment overlooks Maidan Square–on the situation in Ukraine. Continue reading

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Flowers of the Gutter: Ballet Companies as Brothels from Paris to Russia

Cathy Marie Buchanan on Degas, ballet and the sex scandals of the Bolshoi. Continue reading

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13 Predictions for 2013

Greg Olear puts on his Nostradamus hat and foretells the best and worst of the year to come. Continue reading

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