Had all those bombs meant nothing?
July 22, 2014
I still had Paustovsky’s voice in my head when I saw the news about the plane crash.
The other Sophie and I were an embattled minority in the mid-’90s, when the landscape was littered with Jennifers and Jessicas.
February 23, 2014
On Saturday, I woke up, opened the computer, and learned that Ukraine’s president, Yanukovych, had fled Kyiv.
December 17, 2013
Twenty days of constant protests have made me question my ability to count. Or to estimate the number of people I see.
December 3, 2013
Street protesters can’t, for example, reform the judicial or health care systems. Ukrainians are not anarchists.
November 13, 2013
“Oh, SHIT!” he cries. The reader panics with him, though nothing has happened. Knausgaard goes back and gets the shoes.
June 19, 2013
The word blasphemy appeared throughout the Pussy Riot trial, though blasphemy was not then illegal in Russia.
February 25, 2013
To have homosexual sex in a kommunalka was to take an almost insane risk.