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Make Ukrainian Street Photography Mainstream

It’s hardly a surprise that cities are becoming a subject of academic study. Sociology, history, landscape urbanism and more general “urban studies” have all...

Kafka On Screen In Western Ukraine

Ukrainian Director Ivan Orlenko On His Debute Film “In Our Synagogue”. “In Our Synagogue” is the first film by Ukrainian director Ivan Orlenko. The 30-minute,...

Odessa Tales By Boris Khersonsky

Once, at the dawn of Perestroika, I phoned the Odessa Intelligentsia. “Pronto,” – replied the familiar, slightly raspy voice. “She’s been to Naples again!” – I...

The Escape

Translated from the Ukrainian by Reilly Costigan-Humes and Isaac Stackhouse Wheeler. “The Escape” was published in Andriy Lyubka’s 2016 book of short fiction “A...

Fozzey: Books Stolen From Life

A profile of musician Alexander “Fozzey” Sidorenko, who has branched out to becoming a well known writer. Of all Ukraine’s musicians, Fozzey is the only...

The Other Half Of The Equation

Prominent Odessa-born art theorist and media artist Peter Weibel thinks that the European art scene needs more contributions from the East. Peter Weibel is an...

Isaak Dunayevsky: The Red Mozart Of Soviet Cinema

Summer in Odessa! The white acacia blossoms, the beach season arrives, and live music can be heard on the streets and at the seaside...

“Decostumization”: Undressing The Soviet Past

In the 1980’s a group of Odessa artists set about debunking the Soviet ideology. Now, one of them continues the project and finds it...

Pericles Stavrov, Odessan Greek Poet

The poet Pericles Stavrov is known to lovers of literature as one of the great poets of the 20th century. This article is based...
Illegitimate

OIFF Update: “Illegitimate” (2016)

What boundaries do people have in life? Of course, different people have different answers. The Romanian film “Illegitimate”, directed by Adrian Sitaru, deals with...